Baylor Scott & White Health PRN Clinical Dietitian Job in Waco, Texas
Plans, directs, and provides medical nutrition services, counseling, and education to patients and their families. Screens and assesses patient nutritional needs.
WHAT IS EXPECTED (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Performs nutritional assessment to determine appropriate nutritional treatment plan
Documents nutritional assessment and recommendations in the patients medical record in an accurate and timely manner.
Evaluates treatment efficacy and patient progress to establish or revise specifics of a treatment plan
Conducts the appropriate and necessary on-going evaluations that will lead to a correct nutritional diagnosis of the patients problems and progress while maintaining safety and professional standards.
Serves as an educator and resource person for patients, care-givers, health care staff, and community groups
Provides effective enteral nutrition education to patients and/or caregivers.
Assists and advises physicians in the ordering of appropriate enteral formulas.
Participates in professional development, research, and performance improvement activities to improve and maintain required qualifications and standards of performance
Practices appropriate infection control, enforces policies and procedures, and training programs to provide a safe and sanitary environment for self and others
Demonstrates a high level of customer service with internal and external customers
Continuously seeks ways to improve service, quality, increase utilization and decrease costs.
Communicates effectively with the direct manager to discuss pertinent progress, changes or problems within the nutritional areas.
Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Clinical nutrition experience in Dietetics, Food & Nutrition, Nutritional Science or other related field is preferred.
Communicate appropriately verbally and in writing using the English language.
Ability to give clear, concise, and complete directions.
Work and accomplish tasks in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
Ability to deal with difficult situations and resolve patient and customer service concerns.
Experience Minimum/No Experience
Certifications Registered Dietitians
TX Licensed Dietitian
Job Family: Mid-Level Providers