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Dietitian - $7,500 Signing Bonus

U.S. Renal Care • Gallup, NM

Posted 10 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - At least 1 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care

Job Description

Qualified candidates may be eligible for up to $7,500 signing bonus - please enquire!   The Dietitian role is to assure quality nutritional care of patients and their families with chronic renal disease.   RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • Assist with clinical and operational processes to improve patient health and minimize hospitalizations and missed treatments.
  • Actively participate and assist with the pre-ESRD program.
  • Demonstrate effective use of supplies.
  • Perform duties as assigned to meet the patient care or operational needs of the clinic.
  • Recommend therapeutic diets in consideration of cultural and/or personal preferences and changes in treatment based on the patient’s nutritional needs in consultation with the patient’s physician.
  • Answer questions and discuss problems with dialysis patients when excessive weight-gain occurs, or when other instances of suspected dietary non-compliance occurs.
  • Design and distribute educational materials concerning diet for the dialysis patient, conduct seminars and classes for dialysis patients concerning aspects of their diets.
  • Perform regularly scheduled evaluations of standard menus for renal patients, revising and/or updating menus as necessary, and participate in monthly interdisciplinary patient care conference.
  • Assist patients in obtaining dietary supplements as appropriate.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of data to determine need for timely intervention and follow-up.
  • Assist with program’s target goals for patient outcomes in accordance with quality patient care and Company goals.
  • Knowledge of and comply with federal, state, local laws and regulations, including health care professionals practice act requirements.
  • Perform duties at all times within limitations established by and in accordance with company policy and procedures, applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Must perform initial assessments in accordance with state regulations.
  • Nutrition reassessments shall be conducted in accordance with state guidelines or more often if indicated.
  • Participate as a member of the Interdisciplinary team in all required patient assessment and care planning activities.
  • Help maintain a productive quality assurance program and participate in the center’s quality assurance activities.
  • Assure follow-up progress notes are written in each patient’s records each month.
  • Assure documentation corresponding with the patient’s care plan is noted on a monthly basis or as needed.
  • Use personal protective equipment as necessary.
  • Be familiar withall emergency operational procedures.
  • Counsel patients, and patients’ families on prescribed diets and monitoring adherence and response to diet therapy. 
  • Refer patients for assistance with nutrition resources such as financial assistance, community resources or in-home assistance.
  • Attend and participate in the monthly Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities.
  • Maintain collaborative working relationship with Medical Director and physicians.
  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with area nursing homes, hospitals, agencies, vendors and the community as applicable.
  • Actively promote GUEST customer service standards; develop effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Participate in staff meetings as required.  Attend in-service and continuing education offerings in compliance with company policy and procedure.
  • Educate staff and provide inservice training in relation to patient dietary care.
  • Lead staff in team concepts and promote a team effort.
   REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Must have Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, or Food.
  • Minimum of one year experience in clinical nutrition as a Registered Dietitian required.
  • Current Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) certification showing proof registered with Commission of Dietetic Registration.
  • Current Dietitian (LD/LDN) license in applicable state is required unless employed in the state of AZ, CA, CO, MI, or NJ.  State certification (Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist) required in CT, IN, NY and VA.  License must be maintained as current and in good standing.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the English language and ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Must have basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); proficiency in all USRC clinical applications required within 90 days of hire.
  • Must meet any practice requirement(s) for the applicable state. 
  U.S. Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran.
Job ID: 184332
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