Renal Dietitian

Job Title: Dietitian

 Name of Employer: DaVita

 Location of Office: Elkhart, IN

Part-time/Permanent

 Responsibilities:

·         Works with patient and IDT to establish, document and update plan of care (POC) to achieve short

and long term goals.

·         Assesses on-going nutritional status to determine appropriate nutrition intervention(s) and recommendations.

Consults physician regarding lab tests as needed.

·         Develops individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy including meal plans for patients based on reported lab

results and individualized goals

·         Identifies and develops the treatment and nutritional goals for POC and updates as outlined by the clinic’s governing body for stable and unstable patients.

·         May request assistance from Dietitian II/III as needed with advanced or complex clinical renal nutrition situations

·          Provides nutrition education and counseling based on individualized patient needs including nutrient requirements, knowledge and abilities, medical, economic, and social situation

·         Selects or develops education materials and methods appropriate for individual patient

·         Monitors nutritional status, laboratory values, dialysis adequacy, adherence to diet and response to nutrition

related medications and therapy to determine appropriate nutrition intervention and recommendations

·         Documents nutrition progress at least monthly

·         Functions as Mineral and Bone Disorder Manager

·         Reviews monthly lab results with each patient and/or caregiver and provides patient with a printed patient nutrition report

• Evaluates outcomes and identifies factors that may contribute to undesirable results and documents appropriately

·         Contacts and collaborates with extended care facility staff, or other appropriate medical personnel or caregivers to facilitate adequate and appropriate nutritional care

·         Effectively communicates pertinent nutrition issues to the IDT and to patients

·         Participates in patient care conferences, continuous quality improvement (CQI) teams, and IDT meetings

·         Presents nutrition related in-service for teammates at least annually.

Qualifications:

 

·         Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar area required.

·         Registered Dietitian with at least 12 months clinical experience as required by CMS but with less than

1 year specialized renal experience.

·         State licensure or certification required if licensure or certification is available in the state where the facility is located. In states where licensure/certification is optional, a new hire or transfer dietitian will be
allowed 120 days grace period to obtain the license/certification.

·         Intermediate computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook required as well as functional
proficiency with DaVita specific applications within 60 days of employment.

 

Rate of Pay (Optional):  $19.50-$23.50 (based on experience)

 Contact info:  Laura Williamson, 574-262-5295

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