Rehab Without Walls Dietician PRN in Houston, TX at ResCare

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/28/2018

Job Description

ResCare 

Title: Rehab Without Walls Dietician PRN

Job Category: Nursing/Skilled

Line of Business: HomeCare Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Rehab Without Walls Dietician PRN.

About this Line of Business

Rehab Without Walls(R) NeuroSolutions started over 30 years ago as NeuroCare.  We originally designed a program helping brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke patients using real-life activities in their own environment. Today, we are still removing walls, breaking barriers and rebuilding lives. But we are also connecting the NeuroCare continuum, providing expertise in the right place at the right time with outpatient and residential services in addition to our groundbreaking home and community rehab.

As a(n) Rehab Without Walls Dietician PRN you will: 

  • Provides professional nutritional services in compliance with state practice act(s)/professional standards to meet the individual needs of patients. Ensures adherence with applicable government laws/regulations, company policies/procedures and healthcare standards. Works under general supervision.
  • Interviews patients and assesses/evaluates their nutritional status.  Determines the patients' dietary needs and advises the patient's physician/nursing personnel.
  • Confers with the patient's physician to establish dietary treatments/requirements.  Prepares and calculates therapeutic diets to meet the specific requirements of patients.  
  • Provides guidance/assistance/explanations to patients and family members to help them understand, accept, and follow dietary modifications ordered by the physician. Instructs patients and family members on dietary restrictions and drug/nutrient interactions as appropriate.
  • Observes patients' responses to dietary treatment, notes changes in their condition and advises physicians/Nurse Supervisors and/or Clinical Coordinators.  Revises nutritional plan as appropriate based on patients' condition and physician’s orders. 
  • Ensures the confidentiality of patients' files and documentation.
  • Maintains/enhances clinical practice skills by attending, participating in/conducting staff development/ continuing education programs.
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as assigned.  Communicates information that enables data collection/root cause analysis to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintains the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature.  Shares information only when recipient's right to access is clearly established and sharing of such information is in the best interest of the patient.
  • Adheres to and participates in Company’s mandatory HIPAA privacy program/practices and Business Ethics and Compliance programs/practices.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Degree in Nutrition required, or the equivalent
  • Current Registered Dietician licensure/certification in the state(s) of practice required by individual states(s).
  • Minimum of six months related experience generally required. 

Additional Information



Benefits

ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

11200 WESTHEIMER RD STE 235 , HOUSTON, TX 77042-3226 USA