Dialysis Registered Dietitian

Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI)
Published
June 6, 2021
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Category
Job Type

Description

Overview

The Registered Dietitian assesses, monitors, and educates dialysis patients about nutritional needs, then monitors and evaluates interventions.

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.

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