Company: Houston Methodist – Corporate Phone: 3463561282

To APPLY CONTACT: Samantha Perez at sperez@houstonmethodist.org

Position Offered: PRN Dietetic Specialist

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Weight Management Dietetic Specialist PRN position is an entry level to experienced clinician functioning at the requirements established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), developing, and instructing weight loss, medical weight management, diabetes, and bariatric education classes in conjunction with dietitian team. This position is responsible for assessing the client’s nutritional status using recognized tools of assessment, recommending nutrition plans via department Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) pathways/programs to clients, based on physical results, goals and concerns. The Weight Management Dietetic Specialist PRN position will also plan and implement professional nutrition presentations as well as actively participate in planning, instruction, and evaluation of the nutrition component of Houston Methodist Center for Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery programs and services and participates in departmental and quality improvement projects.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

o Graduate of an education program approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations section.

o 15 CEUs in Diabetes Self-Management within 6 months of hire (must be completed annually, unless the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) from the American Diabetes Association is obtained)

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

o One-year clinical nutrition experience

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

o Registered Dietitian certified by Commission on Dietetic Registration, by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

o Licensed Dietitian by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or obtain licensure within 60 days of employment

o One of the following specialty certifications/certificates within six months of hire/transfer /job description implementation: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) by the NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) or ACSM (American College of Sport Medicine) or equivalent certification, Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC) by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors, or certificate approved by department manager/leadership, e.g., Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, Certificate of Training in Obesity for Pediatrics and Adults from Commission on Dietetic Registration

o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) preferred