Nephrology Dietician

New Directions Staffing

Job Summary:

The Nephrology Dietitian is responsible for supporting the nutritional health of patients. The Nephrology Dietitian assesses the nutritional needs of each patient, recommends therapeutic diets, counsels patients and their families on prescribed diets, and monitors understanding and response to diet.

Essential Functions:

Evaluates patients nutrition needs/status to develop an individualized nutrition plan. Instructs patient/family/care provider as appropriate on recommended nutrition plan using an individualized approach

Establishes nutritional priorities and develops a team action plan in conjunction with RN, MD, MSW, and patient

Provides ongoing nutrition assessment of patients; modifies nutrition goals/dietary recommendations as needed on a regular basis

Communicates nutrition information/status to other treatment providers to ensure ongoing nutrition care when patients transfer to another facility/modality or require concurrent care/evaluation from outside agencies, hospitals, clinics, etc.

Carries out MD renal dietitian protocol orders

Maintains nutrition-related documentation in SPIN

Provides nutrition-related in-service education for center staff as appropriate/requested

Accountable for outstanding customer service

Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication

Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner

Communications

Communicates significant patient information to the appropriate team members in a clear, concise, and accurate manner

Liaisons with the Interdisciplinary Health Care Team on shared responsibilities

Contributes and promotes teamwork to create a harmonious and constructive working relationship with all staff by offering information, advice, and assistance in a positive, courteous, and cooperative manner


Minimum Education & Experience:

Registered Dietitian (includes Baccalaureate or Advanced degree)

One (1) year experience as a Registered Dietitian in clinical nutrition; 2 years preferred

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying


Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

CPR certification (within 3 months of hire)

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