• Full Time
  • Texas
Clinical Dietitian, Per-diem 
The Per-diem Clinical Dietitian works closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide patient care that is integrated and compatible with the patient-focused medical goals and objectives. 
Primary responsibilities: application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) including completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, development and implementation of nutrition intervention(s), and monitoring and evaluation of the patient’s progress. 
  • The per diem Clinical Dietitian uses the Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework (SODPF) to determine scope of practice, established Standards of Practice and Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) in nutrition care and practice-specific dietetics, and, as available, evidence-based practice protocols/nutrition practice guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention(s).  
  • Per Diem Clinical Dietitian functions independently at the competent to proficient level of the SOP/SOPP to provide nutrition care to patients, including complex patient types.  
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to apply all steps of the process.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy.  
  • General knowledge of electronic medical record, nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software.  Ability to communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic form to patients, public, hospital/clinic and medical staff, and physicians.  
  • Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units and/or outpatient clinics. Ability to counsel and educate others.
  • Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinions, active listening, and observations.  Decision making, problem solving, and collaboration.   
Education Required: 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in dietetics, nutrition, or nutrition related field or a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university. Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education). Master’s degree in dietetics, nutrition, or specialty area preferred).
Experience Required: 
  • Two (2) years of work experience as a clinical dietitian AND at least one (1) specialty certification granted by the Commission on Dietetic Registration Board, Certified Nutrition Support Specialist (CNSC) or Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). OR three (3) years full time equivalent work experience as a clinical dietitian in a relevant setting providing care to complex patients.
License/Certification Required: RD/RDN (Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist) – Valid credential as a Registered Dietitian (RD) / Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) issued by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration. 

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