Dialysis Registered Dietitian

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Overview The Registered Dietitian assesses, monitors, and educates dialysis patients about nutritional needs, then monitors and evaluates interventions. 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. * Utilizes a patient-centered care approach, being respectful of and responsive to patient needs while encouraging patient engagement. * Compiles and develops educational materials to be used as teaching aids in diet and nutrition education of patients. Qualifications * 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.

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