MedTrust, a GiaMed Resources JV member, announces a full time position for a Registered Pediatric Dietitian!
Current Incumbents and Contractors are welcome to apply!
Please call Sabina @ 210-686-5825 to discuss position details or
As a MedTrust employee, you may be eligible for the following benefits:
Serve as the specialist in the area of pediatric outpatient nutritional care, providing counseling services to patients with disease processes that require nutritional management and impact on nutritional status.
Develop assessment techniques and education protocols and programs that are necessary for providing comprehensive nutritional care for pediatric outpatients who may have complex nutritional and/or psychosocial problems that impact on adherence to prescribed dietary regimens.
Provide professional guidance and education in nutritional management and diet counseling of pediatric outpatients to medical residents, interns, allied health professionals, dietetic students, and entry level dietitians.
Serve on multidisciplinary treatment team (s) composed of physicians, nurses, social workers, and other allied health team members.
Review the medical record and interact or consult with team members in planning and implementing nutritional care processes compatible with the overall team treatment plan.
Provide diet counseling and nutrition care services to pediatric outpatients whose disorders/diseases require complex dietary management.
Use unique approaches to achieve compliance with patients that are not located in a controlled medical center environment.
Conduct in-depth diet history with patients and/or caregivers regarding food habits, preferences, ethnic or cultural background, economic status, physical limitations, and lifestyle habits which may impact food intake or the ability to adhere to a nutritional care plan.
Review medical records and interview patients to evaluate anthropometric data, laboratory parameters, drug-nutrient interactions, and diet counseling needs.
Use knowledge of etiology and pathophysiology of multiple disease states, knowledge of digestion and metabolism of nutrients, and assessment of nutritional status to develop a realistic individualized dietary plan for the patient.
Implement appropriate dietary regimes for individual outpatients/family/caregivers upon consult from physician or nurse practitioner.
Alter diet prescriptions in consultation with physician, when indicated.
Record results of nutritional assessments, diet counseling, and progress on follow-up visits in the medical record.
Coordinate all Pediatric Dietetic patient education activities for outpatient use, including review and revision of diet instruction materials, identifying need for additional materials, and coordinating development of new materials.
Provide and participate in educational programs such as medical conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Provide support, expertise, and service as a consultant to other dietitians and health team members regarding diet counseling and nutritional management of pediatric outpatients.
Assume an active role in applied nutritional research and clinical study activities, including collecting scientific data, preparing and publishing materials.
Participate in investigative studies to improve nutritional care delivery to patients; participate in the development of programs that further the goals of the service.
Systematically monitor effectiveness of practice through client database and outcomes evaluation. Synthesize and use the results of these evaluations to make or recommend changes including policy, procedure or protocol documentation.
Perform interpretation of laboratory data.
Perform evaluation of diet history, twenty four (24) hour recall, and food frequency data.
Perform modification in fiber, consistency, calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and minerals.
Provide alternate dietary plans to account for food allergy, food intolerance, or for food preferences such as vegetarianism.
Incorporate into dietary plans: nutritional factors associated with obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiac, gastrointestinal, hepatic, hypertension, metabolic, endocrine, renal, surgery, neurologic, pulmonary, malabsorption, and infection; all life cycle phases (e.g., pregnancy, lactation, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics); disease prevention of palliation (e.g., dental caries, oral health, weight control, risk factor intervention, oncology, abnormalities of nutrient metabolism, drug-nutrient, and diet-drug interactions, substance abuse, and feeding problems);
MedTrust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.