Diet Technician Per Diem

 
Position: Diet Technician Per Diem

Job ID: 161036

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WOO CLINICAL NUTRITION SERVICE

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p, 12 hours per week, Monday thru Sunday

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston, opened its doors in April 2017. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in north Houston, the hospital, which has a staff of over 600, has already provided thousands of patients with specialty care closer to home. The outpatient building, which opened in October 2016, includes 72 exam rooms and clinics for major pediatric specialties including cancer, cardiology, allergy/immunology/rheumatology and diabetes/endocrinology. The hospital’s inpatient building features the area’s only dedicated pediatric emergency center with 25 patient rooms, 32 acute care beds, four operating rooms, 12 radiology suites and 28 critical care rooms.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Diet Technician -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide support to the clinical nutrition staff in a manner developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served.

 

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Responsibilities :

 

· Screens/rescreens patients for nutrition risk per established criteria

· Documents results in medical record and makes appropriate referrals to the Clinical Dietitian as per guidelines

· Communicates effectively with clinical, medical and diet office staff, responding to patient's nutritional needs

· Provides dietitian with pertinent information regarding food concerns, eating difficulties and other nutritional problems in a timely manner

· Provides age-appropriate patient education and menu adjustments to support the patient care plan

· Provides education related to formula preparation, food/drug interactions, healthy eating guidelines and single restriction diets as assigned

· Collects and inputs data

· Collects and inputs data for Departmental Quality Control Plan as assigned including formula room or sample audits, NPO/CL monitoring and food/drug interaction education compliance monitoring

· Adjusts care to accommodate all age groups including neonates, infants, toddler, preschool age, school age, adolescent, and adult.



Qualifications:

· Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

· Technical diploma from a dietetic educational program, bachelor’s degree in a nutrition related field, Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) issued by the Commission for Dietetic Registration, or Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) issued by the Commission for Dietetic Registration required



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