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Dietitian, Transplant Services PRN

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Description

SHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is licensed for 382 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. It receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world’s first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital.


Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.sahealth.com/ and select Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital under Locations.


General Statement of Duties: 

Plans, organizes, and evaluates all phases of nutritional care for pre-transplant as well as post-transplant patient populations at several MHS Transplant Clinics. Coordinates and maintains a high standard of nutritional care, and provides advice regarding patient candidacy. 


Essential Job Functions: 

1. Performs nutritional screening assessments, develops plans of care, and educates patients and caregivers as appropriate. 

2. Participates in satellite clinic operations for patient assessments and multi-disciplinary meetings with the transplant team members to deem candidacy. 

3. Responsible for meeting patient needs. Must understand the disease process as well as dialysis needs for patients undergoing transplant evaluation and follow up. 

4. Must determine recommendations for nutritional status improvements and provide direction and instruction for resolution of barriers to transplantation. 

5. Documents appropriately in the patients medical record all interventions and recommendations to determine candidacy. 

6. Collaborates with medical team as well as referring dieticians to determine the best transplant plan of care and waitlist nutritional management. 

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience: 
1. Bachelor’s degree focused on the nutritional aspects of patient care in the acute setting. 
2. A minimum of 3 years work experience as a Registered Dietician. 

Minimum License and Certificates Required: 
Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Texas 
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Facility: Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital
Job ID: 01588-88610
Category: Food Services and Nutrition
Contract: PRN/Per Diem
Shift: PRN
Job Class: PRN

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