Title:  Senior Registered Dietitian-Bariatric Program Coordinator

Division:  Surgery
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 to $70,733
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  12344


The Bariatric Program Coordinator provides professional leadership in working with and educating the bariatric practice staff, hospital personnel, referring physicians, and patients. Additionally, this individual will provide oversight of ongoing Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Project (MBSAQIP) compliance, oversight of ongoing multidisciplinary team meetings for the bariatric surgery program and act as a liaison between the hospital and the Baylor St. Luke’s Weight Loss Program (BSLMC).

Job Duties

  • Manages Accreditation criteria to ensure the BSLMC Weight Loss Program meets expectations set forth by governing agencies. Maintains and ensures compliance of all policies and procedures that guide and support the assigned services. These include, but are not limited to Joint Commission requirements, federal and state regulations, MBSAQIP standards, regulatory standards, etc. 10%
  • Collaborates on an ongoing basis with Medical Director, clinic staff and physicians, promoting positive communication techniques and the ability to problem solve at every level.  5%
  • Works with Medical Director to anticipate and identify the needs of the center and creatively implements solutions to problems. Integrates Evidence Based Practice into clinic improvements. 4%
  • Provides orientation/education for center and hospital staff, students, and other hospitals and community organizations, as requested.  4%
  • Administers nutritional care to patients; includes assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient's dietary plan in coordination with the physician. May or may not be applicable to each position  20%
  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health problems.  2%
  • Utilizes hospital information systems to process orders/data and retrieve patient information.  3%
  • Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patients' records including knowledge of computer applications.  3%
  • Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Hospital or Practice policies, Dietitian standards, and professional judgment. 4%
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance and use. 2%
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all patient/personnel information.  2%
  • Demonstrates effective teaching methods for multi-level individuals and/or groups for delivering effective personalized, patient-centered, family-focused outcomes and professional development of colleagues.  3%
  • Ensures effective staff education, including orientation, focused education, and reinforcement education, to achieve performance outcomes for leading best practice and safe care. 3%
  • Contributes to and supports Bariatric program staff, and educators through planning, implementing, and evaluating educational efforts and learning methods (i.e., 1:1 coaching, classroom lectures, power point presentations, e-learning, etc.).  3%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or related field.
  • Five years of relevant experience. 
  • Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the American Dietetic Association.
  • Licensed Dietitian by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR).



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.