Dietitian (Pediatric)

Texas A&M University Health Science Center   Corpus Christi, TX   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on January 23, 2024
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Job Description
Our Commitment
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a
culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives
strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless

Who we are
As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health
Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to
improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.
What we want

The Dietitian supports the Diabetes Education Program by providing group and individual instruction and
education on diabetes self-management in various urban and rural settings for children, adolescents, and
families. Assists in developing and implementing nutrition-focused education programs and serves as a
member of the Diabetes Education Center’s Advisory Committee.

Salary: $5,000.00/month

Other Requirements and Factors: May require work beyond normal office hours and/or on weekends. Must
have reliable transportation. Some travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of experience in administrative dietetic programs and processes.

Required Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Dietitian in the State of Texas and credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), or eligible to obtain licensure/registration within 90 days of employment.
 •Valid State of Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
• Licensure/registration must be maintained for continued employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong time management, organizational, and planning skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.

Working knowledge of American Diabetes Association guidelines. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in nutrition, health, or dietetics. Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). Bilingual (Spanish and English).

Patient Care: Provides group and individual instruction and education on diabetes self management in various urban/rural settings for children, adolescents, and families. Travels to various locations as needed. Conducts initial and follow-up assessments for program participants, maintains patient records, and program evaluation in accordance with American Diabetes Association guidelines.

Health Education Programs: Assists in developing and implementing nutrition-focused educational programs for children, adolescents, and families. Provides expertise to build a comprehensive education program. Provides assistance for the Wellness Education program. Plans and coordinates grocery educational tours and cooking demonstrations and performs related work as needed to support these events. Participates in health fairs and
public speaking engagements as assigned. Stays well versed in new trends of evidence based practices in diabetes and makes program recommendations for children, adolescents, and families.

Committees/Continuing Education: Serves as a member of the Diabetes Education Center’s Advisory Committee and attends meetings as required. Acts in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and departmental/university policies and procedures. Participates in continuing education activities to maintain licensure/certification(s). Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.