Clinical Dietitian-PRN Job

Children's Health - Food Services Careers

Job Number: 54458

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 5-31-2018

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

This PRN Clinical Dietitian will be covering 8 hour shifts on weekdays.

Provide nutrition education with a focus on expanding and sustaining healthy lifestyle behaviors in patients and their families. Applies critical thinking and knowledge of evidence based practices to develop and assist in the development of public health programs. Project manages day-to-day operations for select community-based health programs.

Ensure patients, families, clinic staff, and the community receives the best nutritional information available. Builds relationships and fosters collaboration with external partners to serve patients and their families.

Whenever there is a need, will use clinical skills and ability to work with multidisciplinary teams to plan, coordinate, document, and communicate aspects of a patient's health management needs. Facilitates appropriate utilization of services if needed.

Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field.

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.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs and writes curriculum for disease-specific programs.
  • Provides nutritional recommendations and education to patients and families. Serves as a nutrition resource to patient families and the community.
  • Provides clear, effective, and professional communication to patients and family, staff, and community.
  • Completes administrative tasks, such as patient and non-patient related phone calls and e-mails, ongoing required competencies, etc.
  • Attends various meetings, committee involvement, contributes to departmental projects, and gives public health presentations.

EXPERIENCE:

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

EDUCATION:

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • State Dietetic License (i.e. LD - Licensed Dietitian), required.
  • National Dietetic Registration (i.e. RD - Registered Dietitian), required.
  • National Provider Identification Number (NPI), required.
  • Disease specific certification within 1-yr of start date, preferred.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates ability to design and write nutrition education curriculum.
  • Has a passion for and/or experience in conducting cooking classes/demonstrations.
  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes In work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and nutritional education. 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.
  • Skill in presenting information in group settings.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal skills 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.
  • 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.


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