Job ID JL996 posted on 04/08/19
Two full time RD opportunities located in Oxen Hill and White Plains, Maryland.
Independently evaluates, develops and completes comprehensive nutrition assessment and reassessment consistent with CMS regulations.
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
Travel: up to 30%
Other duties as assigned.
Candidate must be Registered by the Commission of Dietetic Registration for at least one year and have 1 year of clinical experience as an RD as required by CMS. Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar area required. Renal experience not required.
Licensed to practice dietetics in Maryland or willing to obtain licensure prior to start date.
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
Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. Ability to work flexible schedules, possibly for multiple facilities and travel when needed.
After hire and training, successful completion of the Competency Assessment for Renal Dietitians (CARD) with a score of at least 80% required.
Renal experience not required and a comprehensive training program is provided for both experienced and inexperienced dietitians.