DIETICIAN (Area Health Education Center) AHEC

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
May 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Number SRGV6760

Working Title DIETICIAN (Area Health Education Center) AHEC Number of Vacancies 1 Location Edinburg, Texas Department School of Medicine / Community Health Partnerships FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

Responsible for providing direct and indirect clinical nutrition care, assessment services and support to effectively contribute to the patient's health and nutritional needs across their life-span.

Description of Duties

• Assess patients' and clients' nutritional and health needs as related to nutrition utilizing nutrition history, considering patient diagnosis and medical needs, projected health and patient outcomes, and evaluating dietary needs and restrictions. • Consults with providers, healthcare professionals and other sources to promote best practices when assessing the patients' needs and participating in an Interprofessional environment to contribute to the overall care plan or a customized care plan. • Provides patients and clients with professional nutritional counseling on nutritional issues and healthy eating habits, especially as this applies to their medical diagnosis. • Develops meal and nutritional plans, with consideration for medical diagnosis, client's preferences and budget and provides plan revisions as needed. • Provides a comprehensive assessment of nutritional status, determines patient's nutrient needs and develops a comprehensive plan of care by using department established guidelines. • Creates and presents educational materials and presentations for better health and personal care related to nutrition. May hold regular nutritional sessions/classes. May offer/oversee ADA educational classes. • Documents nutrition plan in the electronic medical record within 24-72 hours. All notes to be completed and all members of the medical team to be informed of the nutritional plan. • Consults and counsels patient's families to promote the implementation of the nutritional plan at home. • Analyzes, compares and evaluates various courses of action and has the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of responsibilities. • Keeps abreast of nutritional science and latest research and incorporates to current clinical care as appropriate. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from an accredited university.

Preferred Education

Master's degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from an accredited university.


Current Registered Dietician (RD) with the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). Current Licensed Dietitian (LD) with Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians.

Required Experience

One (1) years of experience as a Licensed dietician.

Preferred Experience

Clinical nutritional/dietician experience either in an inpatient role or ambulatory clinical role.


Use of standard office/clinical equipment. Electronic Medical Record system. Other equipment as related to nutritional assessment.

Working Conditions

Can successfully perform all required duties. Clinical and patient care environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Ability to work and communicate easily with patients and their families across the life span. Good customer service Strong academic background. Clinical ability to calculate calories needed and specific calculations of specific ingredients in diet such as protein, fat, carbs and others. Ability to chart on specific graphic charts and good decision making skills. Resourceful in searching for additional data and literature on specific diagnoses.

Physical Capabilities


Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 06/20/2023 Grant Funded Position Yes If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 05/31/2024

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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

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UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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