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 conferences.
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 delivered.
Participates in organizing and executing health fairs and other related community events.
Assists in the development, research and revision of facility policies.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Accountable for the proper use of patient protected health information.
Ability to deal with complex situations and resolve patient and customer service concerns.
Ability to give clear, concise and complete education and instructions.
Works well in a patient-centered environment as an integral team player.
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%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!