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Department of Clinical Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Work Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

 
SUMMARY

This Senior Clinical Dietitian (RD) position is responsible for providing outpatient nutrition care at MD Anderson Cancer Center main campus including Mays Clinics during operating hours for Triage Center 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. This Sr. Clinical RD must be proficient in all areas of clinical nutrition assessment and care as coverage for all outpatient areas including clinical assessment of patients referred after triage of patient calls, nutrition risk screens and same day MD consults.  

 

This Sr. Clinical RD works independently but communicates and collaborates with all Outpatient Clinical Nutrition Team members, as well as physicians and health care team members in all outpatient clinics. This position assists the Triage Dietetic Technician which is the frontline contact with patients via phone calls, referrals, secure messaging, etc as an effort to meet the immediate nutrition needs of our oncology patients.  As the Senior Triage RD, once potential nutrition risk is identified for all Patient Needs Screens (PNS) and Consults, this position is responsible for consulting with patients face to face or by phone, as well as scheduling the patient for follow up care to assure continuity of care.

 

KEY FUNCTIONS: Includes but is not limited to:


Provides coverage to all outpatient clinics to assure continuity of patient care as a response to same day Consults, PNS, Add-On Requests from Clinics and Phone Calls from Patients, Caregivers, and Providers.


*Reviews electronic PNS, consults and referrals, patient secured messaging, as received, and triages patient nutrition needs according to standard of care.  Patients are seen day of request if staffing allows, or, immediate needs are addressed by phone and patient is scheduled for next return to clinic.


*Assists with coordinating home enteral nutrition supplies and schedules follow up appointments for patients on Home Enteral Nutrition Support.


*Provides quality nutrition care in relation to the patient’s diagnosis, treatment, age group, nutrition status, and other needs within the clinics in coordination with the medical care team.

*Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team individually and in meetings in recommending, implementing, and monitoring of nutrition interventions.

*Educates patients and care givers in classroom environment as needed.

 

EDUCATION
 

Required:   Bachelor's degree in nutrition or dietetics or a related field with completion of Academy of the Nutrition and Dietetics approved Dietetic Internship or its equivalent.


EXPERIENCE:

Required:  Five years clinical nutrition experience since RD.  Master's Degree or specialty Certification (i.e. CSO, CNSC) may substitute for total of two years of experience.


LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Required:  Current Registered Dietitian (RD), Commission on DieteticRegistration, and Current Licensed Dietitian (LD), Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians

Preferred:   Board Certification credential (CSO) for Registered Dietitians in Oncology Nutrition.

 

 It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html


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