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Renal Dietitian

Somatus Falls Church ,VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Summary:

The Renal Dietitian is responsible for providing medical nutrition therapy to renal care patients and promoting healthy eating habits to prevent and treat renal disease. The Renal Dietitian uses his/her expertise to provide sound dietary advice to patients and evaluate dietary treatments of kidney disease.

Duties:

• Assess nutritional needs, dietary restrictions, and current health plans to develop and implement dietary care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
• Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and dietary restrictions of patients.
• Collaborate with primary care providers, Nephrologists, and/or dialysis centers to develop a collaborative dietary plan of care and to obtain IDPN when appropriate.
• Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
• Counsel individuals and/or groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
• Help patients and/or caregivers find renal-friendly food sources when challenged with affording food or when they live in food deserts.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition, dietetics, food service systems management, and other health-related courses.
• Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
• Licensed in Nutrition/Dietetics as required by the applicable state.
• Minimum of three (3) years’ experience of dialysis in hospital or clinic setting.
• Must be knowledgeable of dietary practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing dietary functions.
• Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and provide guidance to other personnel.
• Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc.
• Proficient in MS Office, electronic medical records programs and lab data programs.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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