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Dialysis Registered Dietitian

Company: Employer
Location: Belfast
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewThe Registered Dietitian assesses, monitors, and educates dialysis patients about nutritional needs, then monitors and evaluates interventions.This position is part-time, 20 hours per week, with benefits for the employee.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.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 or . 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:;;; and
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 11/21/2021

Keywords: Employer, New England , Dialysis Registered Dietitian, Healthcare , Belfast, Northeast

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