Bilingual Clinical Dietitian-Community Outreach Job

Children's Health - Clinical Nutrition Careers

Job Number: 50825

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 1-13-2017


Position Summary

This position is at our Las Colinas location. The schedule is Mon-Fri with some evening and weekend commitments.

Provide patient's nutritional information and be an active participant in the interdisciplinary teams. Responsible for providing nutritional services to patients through nutritional monitoring, assessment, calculations, recommendations and education. Ensure patients, families, hospital staff, and the community receives the best nutritional information available.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus
  • Provide nutritional monitoring, assessment, calculations, recommendations, and education for patients and serve as a nutrition resource for the hospital, staff, patients, families, and the community.
  • Provide clear, effective, and professional communication to patients and family, staff, and community.
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as patient and non-patient related phone calls and e-mails, ongoing required competencies, etc.
  • Attend various meeting, committee involvement, contribute to projects and give presentations.



  • Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, required

Licenses & certifications

  • State Dietetic License (i.e. LD - Licensed Dietitian) within 90 days of start date, required
  • National Dietetic Registration (i.e. RD - Registered Dietitian) within 90 days of start date, required
  • National Provider Identification Number (NPI) within 90 days of start date, required


  • One to two years of job category-specific experience, preferred

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

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