UT Health Diabetes Educator in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Diabetes Educator

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Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Nursing

Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180000EI

Position Summary:

Provide extensive outpatient nutritional

education and guidance to advise patients in food, diet and nutrition by

developing treatment plans.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Assist with teaching activities in the diabetes

education program.

  1. Provides medical nutrition therapy to meet

patient goals

  1. Performs nutrition screening, evaluation and

assessment for patients

  1. Develop educational material and tools

  2. Assist with research projects including but not

limited

  1. Marketing, promoting, and raising awareness

about nutrition services through communication with area health professionals

  1. Development of reports and maintenance of CDC

accreditation and AADE diabetes program reporting.

8.Conducts and ensures clinical nutrition

documentation for patients is accurate, informative and timely, including

assessment for new admissions as appropriate, reassessment, food/drug

interactions, and specialized nutrition support as needed.

  1. Monitors industry trends, new products,

current research, and new programs in medical nutrition therapy and foodservice

and incorporates into his/her work as needed.

  1. Develop additional nutritional programs to

address needs of the patient population.

  1. Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and

Dietetics required.

Maintains dietetic registration and continuing

education hours as specified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and

state licensure regulations where applicable. Ability to use an electronic

medical record and Microsoft Office products.r

Minimum Education:

Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics

Nutrition, or related field. Master’s degree and/or CDE certification

preferred.

Minimum Experience:

One year experience is required..

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

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