Provides medical nutritional therapy to patients by assessing nutritional status, developing a plan of care to maintain or improve nutritional status, periodically evaluating the patient's response to the plan of care, and modifying it as required for optimal outcomes. Counsels patients and/or families about food requirement, eating habits, and therapeutic nutrition. Responsibilities include the ability to work with physicians in developing recommendations for individualized nutritional treatment plans for their patients.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or related field. CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Valid registration as a Registered Dietician. Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) required, or obtained within 2 years. Certification as required by the state of New Mexico SKILLS: * Analytical thinking, customer focus, drive and dependability, stress tolerance/flexibility, interpersonal relationships, integrity, communication, and technical skills required. EXPERIENCE: 2 years as a Registered Dietician, preferably in an oncology clinical setting or outpatient clinic. NATURE OF SUPERVISION: -Responsible to: Director, Cancer Center ENVIRONMENT: - Bloodborne pathogen B General office environment, frequent contact with patients, VDT exposure. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle crisis situations. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Long periods of sitting at times. Keyboard usage with sound ergonomic principles. Must be flexible in work schedule.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.