Clinical Nutrition Specialist

Position: Clinical Nutrition Specialist

Job ID: 163597

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Adolescent Administration

Talent Area: Dietician

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.     To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved


We are searching for a Clinical Nutrition Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will support the Division of Adolescent Medicine  Eating Disorders and Sports Medicine program by providing clinical expertise and direction in the field of Eating Disorders throughout Texas Children's Hospital system.  Coordinating the on-boarding and ongoing clinical supervision of Registered Dietitians and Diet Technicians, providing  project leadership for inter and intradepartmental priorities,  and implementing clinical research  under the direction of  the Division Medical director and clinical leadership. This position will also support Texas Children's through various activities such as education on Clinical Nutrition competencies, committee involvement, and collaboration with nursing, physicians, and leadership.


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Responsibilities :

· Ensures high-quality Clinical Nutrition practice throughout the Texas Children’s system and identifies opportunities for improvement in patient care practices, by actively collaborating with the clinical nutrition team and leadership to identify opportunities for expanded and improved clinical practice

· This position is directly responsible for clinical QA/PI initiatives, coordination, and reporting

· Serves as an educational and clinical resource for the Clinical Nutrition team. Assesses and develops clinical competence of staff and areas of developmental need

· Ensures annual compliance with regulatory and critical education. Evaluates and integrate evidence into practice

· Assesses, plans, and evaluates unit-based orientation. Oversees the orientation process for new hires in clinical areas. Develops preceptor skills within the clinical staff, communicates the orientee’s progress toward competency development, and maintains evidence-based pathways and training tools

· Participates in the professional development of self and other Clinical Nutrition professionals, as well as students. Evaluates education needs and incorporate new evidence into the education plan. Evaluates and maintain educational opportunities for staff and communicate opportunities to staff

· Maintains clinical competence by participating indirect patient care activities.

· Coordinates and implements key strategies to help move the team to advanced practice skills and behaviors.

· Serves as a change agent, evaluating nutrition-related research, benchmarking across like organizations, and participating in organizational initiatives to identify and expand the role of nutrition in clinical practice


· 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

· Master's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health, Education, or Health Care Administration

· RD and LD required 

· CDE,CNSC, OR CSP required

· 4 years’ experience in the nutrition field required

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