Clinical Registered Dietitian

Davita Lanham , MD 20703

Posted 2 months ago

Be different. Do what you love.

  • Use your natural gift of education and persuasion to help patients understand that what they eat directly affects their lab levels. As a vital member of each patient's core care team, you will analyze lab-work results and educate patients-and their families-on what to eat accordingly. Your ability to influence and lead will be critical to helping them live better lives.

  • If you love patient-centered health care with real relationships inside a company that encourages fun on and off the clock, then DaVita is the place for you.

  • We offer career options to fit your lifestyle.

Interested? Feel free to email me directly: erin.tobitt@davita.com

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village as a Registered Dietitian:

  • A community first, company second culture based on Core Values that really matter.

  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.

  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.

  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.

  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.

  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.

  • State licensure required if licensure is available in the state where the facility is located (must have for at least one year)

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar area required

  • Minimum of 12 months' professional work experience in clinical nutrition as a Registered Dietitian required

  • 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

  • Intermediate computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook required as well as functional proficiency with DaVita specific applications within 60 days

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals employed in this position. This job

description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required in this position. This job description does not

constitute an employment contract.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You MUST be registered by the Commission of Dietetic Registration for AT LEAST one year from start date. For example: If your start date is June 1, 2019, you would have become a Registered Dietitian under the commission of Dietetic Registration on or before June 1, 2018.

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar area required

  • Registered Dietitian with at least 12 months clinical experience as required by CMS but with less than 1 year specialized renal experience

  • State licensure or certification required if licensure or certification is available in the state where the facility is located. In states where licensure/certification is optional, a new hire or transfer dietitian will be allowed 120 days grace period to obtain the license/certification

  • 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

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."

Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.

Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply.
4451 Parliament PlSuite R, Lanham, Maryland, 20706, United States of America


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