Boson Health
  • 01-Mar-2018 to 30-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Lexington Dialysis
  • Sugar Land, TX, USA
  • Part Time

SUMMARY

Lexington Dialysis is seeking a Registered Dietitian to join our team.  Lexington Dialysis is located at 16035 Lexington Blvd in Sugar Land, Texas.  The Registered Dietitian participates in the development and implementation of interdisciplinary protocols forpatient care. Based upon nutritional assessment and renal standards of practice, the registered dietitian develops anutrition care plan, evaluates and documents through written records, educates the patients and/or significant other,and provides ongoing care for outpatients.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

1. Develops, completes and documents in medical record an initial nutritional assessment of each new patientper policy and procedure. Reviews chemistries with dialysis patients, documents any problems andeducates as needed. Provides assessment, education, consultation and documentation on an on-going basisto patients, family, significant others and care centers to maximize patient's nutritional status.
2. Participates in multidisciplinary team care plan conference to establish short and long term nutritionalgoals, taking into account individual, cultural, religious, psychosocial, economic and physical needs of
patients. Completes long and short-term care plans per Policy and Procedures.
3. Takes initiative to assist patients and families/caregivers in developing a nutritional plan based on theirneeds, problem solves where indicated and informs patients/ appropriate care giver of lab values perHIPPAA guidelines. Responds to medical staff concerns and referrals in a timely manner and refer toappropriate outside resources.
4. Organizes and conducts in-services in the area of nutrition and adequacy of dialysis to staff, community,and/or health professionals as required and as needed. Provides Chronic Kidney Disease nutrition educationclass as general guidelines for group basic renal education, not specific patient education in accordancewith CMS guidelines, to assist patients and family in adjusting to new diagnosis of chronic illness permarket specific requirements.
5. Participates in CQI process as appropriate.
6. May also participate with the multidisciplinary team in anemia, bone and adequacy management to enhancepatient outcomes. 
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
1. Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a U. S. regionally accredited school or foreignequivalent
2. Maintains Registration Certification by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
3. Licensed or certified as a dietitian or nutrition professional by the state of Texas.
4. Minimum one year Clinical experience preferred
5.  Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English
6.  Ability to perform basic mathematical functions
7.  Ability to use reasonable care in carrying out verbal and written instruction

 

 

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