Dialysis Registered Dietitian

Overview

The Registered Dietitian assesses, monitors, and educates dialysis patients about nutritional needs, then monitors and evaluates interventions.

This position is part-time, 20-30 hours/week.



Responsibilities

  • Completes a nutrition assessment within 30 calendar days following the patient's first dialysis session in the facility or within the first 13 hemodialysis sessions.
  • Develops and implements the patient’s individualized, comprehensive care plan based on needs identified from the assessment.
  • Identifies specific interventions to meet nutritional needs based on evidence-based guidelines, best practice and current research.
  • Evaluates the current and typical diet and recommends a nutrition prescription/diet order. Recommends adjustments as needed utilizing diet preferences and assessment information.
  • Educates the patient and family/caregiver about the role of diet and fluid management with kidney disease.
  • Monitors laboratory results in comparison with goals and planned interventions. Reviews with the patient and makes recommendations to the patient and IDT, including the physician.
  • Documents on the care plan at least monthly, charting progress toward action steps.
  • Participates in care plan meetings.
  • Assesses patient understanding and success of nutrition interventions; collaborates with the patient and IDT to revise the plan as appropriate to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Coordinates nutritional care with nursing home personnel and other professionals as appropriate
  • Utilizes a patient-centered care approach, being respectful of and responsive to patient needs while encouraging patient engagement.
  • Documents thoroughly according to DCI policy. Documents patient care and education via progress notes in the medical record.
  • Participates in the QAPI process, documenting and attending meetings per clinic policy.
  • Compiles and develops educational materials to be used as teaching aids in diet and nutrition education of patients.
  • Identifies potential errors and hazards related to nutrition care and communicates to other team members.
  • Reviews ongoing research in kidney disease and nutrition; shares it with health care professionals.





Job Requirements:

  • Must be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Minimum of one year’s professional work experience in clinical nutrition is required.  

DCI is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.  If you are having difficulty using the online application system or would like to request other accommodations or application methods, please contact Doug Patterson at Accommodations@dciinc.org or 615-327-3061. Once a request has been made, DCI will initiate a discussion with you about your needs and whether an accommodation can be provided. DCI is committed to providing such accommodations where possible.

For more information about equal opportunity please see: 

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf;

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf;

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf; and

https://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-3788/employeerightsposter-8-5x11.pdf.

Posted
01/01/2022
Type
Part time
Salary Range
$42,000.00 - 61,000.00
per Year
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Location
Center, TX 75935, US
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