The Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) provides clinical nutrition services to patients within his/her individual scope of practice and demonstrated competence, under the supervision of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in accordance with the policies and procedures for Clinical Nutrition Services (CNS) outlined by Harris Health System's Correctional Health division. The DTR utilizes the Nutrition Care Process and Terminology (NCPT) to assist with assessing nutrition status and developing and implementing nutrition care plans for patients at nutrition risk. Provides nutrition education and applies evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines, instructional methods and tools when participating in direct patient care. The DTR maintains productivity standards and practices, effective time management to prioritize tasks, and uses department resources prudently. He/she also participates in compliance and quality performance improvement efforts to ensure that nutrition care is safe and effective.
Degrees: Associate's Degreeaccredited university or college and completion of required coursework and supervised practice through a nutrition and dietetics technician program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Licenses & Certifications: Compliance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Work Experience: One (1) Year Work Experience with Dietetics/Nutrition preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Correspondence
Proficiencies: MS Excel, Personal Computer
Job Attributes . Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Mathematics, Medical Terminology
Work Schedule: Flexible, Holidays, Weekends
Equipment Operated: Culinary equipment related to food demonstration; calculator; weight scale
Job Competencies: All required nutrition competencies need to be completed within 90 days of hire.
Advanced degrees: Masters in a nutrition-related field may count for one year of experience. PhD in a nutrition-related field may count for two years of experience.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.