Clinical Dietitian 2 - Pediatrics
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: January 9, 2022
Pediatric Hematology Department
The Clinical Dietitian 2 provides nutrition therapy and education
to patients, families and the community. Performs nutritional
assessments of patients and develops care plans. Develops and
conducts educational programs and in service training programs.
Participates in multi disciplinary patient rounds and patient case
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Conducts patient nutrition assessments on a combination of low and
higher acuity patients within scope of practice, which may include
both inpatient and outpatient. Utilizes assessment techniques which
take into consideration the various needs of age specific
populations as well as cultural, religious and ethnic concerns.
Provides appropriate and timely documentation that summarizes the
nutrition care plan in the patient's medical record, including
nutrition assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation, and progress
toward goals in the course of performing primary duties.
Assesses educational needs and the presence of barriers to
learning. Provides nutrition counseling for individuals and groups,
taking into consideration any adaptations to teaching methods
necessary to meet patient learning needs. Provides education to
both low and higher acuity patients within practice scope.
Facilitates education to ensure compliance with food safety,
sanitation and overall workplace safety standards within the Food
and Nutrition Department, if applicable.
Evaluates achievement of learning objectives by the patient and
family. Provides appropriate follow-up in accordance with the
patient's treatment goals, and refers patient for outpatient
counseling, community, or home health services, as appropriate.
Conducts ongoing evaluations to lead to a correct nutritional
diagnosis of the patient's problems and progress while maintaining
safety and professional standards.
Interacts with medical staff as well as food and nutrition staff to
ensure conformance with medical nutrition therapy. Interacts
effectively with multidisciplinary teams to provide patient care
that is integrated and compatible with the patient focused medical
and nutritional goals.
Leads team conferences and provide food and nutrition related in
services to other medical staff as required.
Assists in developing nutritional care and research protocols.
Participates in quality assurance program by assisting in
development of patient care criteria and analyzing actual care
Participates in organizing and executing health fairs and other
related community events.
Assists in the development, research and revision of facility
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Accountable for the proper use of patient protected health
Ability to deal with complex situations and resolve patient and
customer service concerns.
Ability to give clear, concise and complete education and
Works well in a patient-centered environment as an integral team
Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences.
Empathetic listener, sensitive, upbeat, optimistic, articulate,
gracious and tactful. Ability to calm upset patient in a composed
and professional demeanor.
Licensed Registered Dietitian preferred.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Bachelor's
- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
Registered Dietitians (RD)
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