Dialysis Registered Dietitian

Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
November 24, 2021
Jacksonville, FL
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The Registered Dietitian assesses, monitors, and educates dialysis patients about nutritional needs, then monitors and evaluates interventions.


  • 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.

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