Dietitian, Clinical

2 weeks ago(1/4/2018 1:13 PM)
Job ID
2018-1199
Category
Clinical

Overview

AccessHealth is a private, not-for-profit community health center established in the community in 1975. We provide quality health care services for the entire family as a Federally Qualified Health Care Center with membership in the Texas Association of Community Health Centers.

 

We are always looking for dedicated, talented professionals willing to share their hearts with those we serve. Being part of our team means performing to a higher standard. AccessHealth's providers, employees, volunteers and board members will collaborate with patients, their families and other community organizations to enable patients to achieve a personal state of wellness. We address our patient's physical, social, and psychological needs through the offering of high quality services with compassion, competence and integrity.

Responsibilities

As our bilingual Clinical Dietitian, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the Nutrition Program for AccessHealth. The bilingual dietitian will develop policies and protocols for nutrition services. The dietician will apply knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age specific needs. The dietitian will be responsible for coordinating patient nutritional care. The bilingual Clinical Dietician’s main focus is to the currently assigned high risk population.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  1. Responsible for coordinating with the Care Coordination Team and providers to develop the plan of care for the assigned high risk population.
  2. Responsible for the development, ongoing review and revision, and implementation of nutrition program operational standards.
  3. Coordinates and provides individual patient nutritional care. Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of the patient.
  4. Assesses nutritional status using physical assessment and clinical laboratory data in relation to growth and development over the life span to identify patient’s age-specific needs. Calculates nutritional needs based on results of nutritional assessments. Develops individual nutritional care plans.
  5. Provides effective individual patient education in accordance with nutritional care plan.
  6. Assesses and documents comprehension of information provided.
  7. Reassesses patients to provide appropriate follow-up care. Documents progress in relation to the nutritional care plan.
  8. Documents patient encounters in the medical record by writing reports and case notes and maintaining accurate records.
  9. Develop curriculum and prepare manuals, visual aids, course outlines, and other materials used in teaching.
  10. Conducts group classes as needed, applying appropriate techniques conducive to active learning processes for client and family.
  11. Develops information packs, flyers and other promotional materials.
  12. Actively participates in performance improvement and professional review committees, which impact the provision of nutrition services.
  13. Works as part of a multidisciplinary team in the health center setting to gain patients' co-operation in following recommended dietary treatments.
  14. Completes special projects and performs miscellaneous duties as needed to promote the smooth workflow of the department.
  15. Develops and provides in-service education programs for other healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, care workers and community workers about food and nutrition issues.
  16. Participates in continuing education activities to remain current in field of expertise.
  17. Comply with all company policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. 
  18. Performs all other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS:
 
1. Graduate of an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition or related area of study.
2. Current Registered Dietitian.
3. Current Texas Licensed Dietitian.
 
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
 
REQUIRED:
 
1. Must be bilingual Spanish and English speaking.
2. Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic levels.
3. High ethical standards.
4. Well-organized and self-directed.
5. Ability to relate to people at all levels in the organization.
6. Decision-making and assessment skills.
7. Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills.
8. Knowledge of drug interactions,side effects, and incompatibilities.
9. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
10. Consumer advocate for quality health care and services.
11. Ability to handle multiple projects.
12. Ability to operate computer, copier, and fax.
 
PREFERRED:
 
1. Two years of work experience, preferably in a healthcare setting. FQHC experience a bonus.
 
 

EEO Statement

AccessHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: AccessHealth is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AccessHealth are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. AccessHealth will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. AccessHealth encourages applicants of all ages.

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