Registered Dietician, Department of Internal Medicine – Endocrinology
Weight Wellness Program
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With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued patients and employees. With over 20,000 employees, we are committed to continuing our growth with the best professionals in the healthcare industry. We invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you’ll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth. Join UT Southwestern as a Registered Dietician to help with our mission to educate, discover and heal through our life-changing research!
The Department of Internal Medicine is looking for a Registered Dietician to join the division of Endocrinology in the Weight Wellness Clinic. UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Weight Wellness Program offers patients who are overweight or obese the most advanced treatments available for weight management. Our goal is to provide innovative and compassionate adult weight management and bariatric care. Through collaboration, education, and medical therapies, we partner with our patients to develop a skill set that empowers them to take ownership of their wellness journey. As a valued team member, you will perform comprehensive nutrition assessments, complete follow-up nutrition education, provide, document, and appropriately bill medical nutrition therapy, intensive behavioral therapy, and/or patient self-monitoring education services.
- Collects nutritional data from patient medical records and evaluation instruments.
- Documents and provides medical nutrition therapy for prevention and treatment of diseases.
- Prepares special diet menus for patients requiring special dietary treatment.
- Assesses diets and nutritional status of patients throughout life cycle.
- Provides nutrition counseling and education as appropriate.
- Performs and manages nutrient analysis through use of computer. Interacts with various health care team members such as physicians, nurses, and hospital floor receptionists.
- Confers with health care team members as to dietary and/or nutritional needs of patients.
- Evaluates outcomes of nutrition interventions.
- Develops and/or revises nutrition education materials.
- Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education
- Bachelor's degree in related field, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian with State of Texas Board of Examiners of Dietitians, and no experience required.
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