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Registered Dietitian – Fresenius Medical

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Registered Dietitian

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Supports FMCNA’s mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy.  Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance Program, including following all regulatory and FMS policy requirements.

Provides nutritional services for the facility’s in-center and home patients as applicable in order to maximize the patient’s nutritional status and improve clinical outcomes.  Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, supporting the FMCNA commitment to the Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) and Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAI) activities.  Actively participates in process improvement activities that enhance the likelihood that patients will achieve their individualized patient-specific goals as determined by the patient’s physician.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Assesses patient’s knowledge of diet and kidney disease and provides education appropriate to patient’s learning needs regarding the relationship of diet and kidney disease and the impact on the treatment process.
  2. Provides patient specific detailed education to patient/family/caregiver regarding nutritional status, adequacy measures and results, fluid status, and all nutrition related lab parameters pertaining to their disease process.
  3. Completes nutritional assessment and participates in the interdisciplinary comprehensive assessments.
  4. Participates with the interdisciplinary team in the development of a written, individualized comprehensive plan of care that specifies the services necessary to address the patient’s needs, in accordance with established Federal and, where applicable, state licensure guidelines.
  5. Calculates diet prescription according to standard of practice.
  6. Completes progress notes on all chronic dialysis patients according to established FMCNA guidelines.  Maintains complete and accurate documentation of all appropriate information in medical record according to established FMCNA policies and Federal and state regulations.
  7. Provides patient with ongoing nutrition assessment and outcome-oriented nutrition counseling necessary to assist patient in achieving and sustaining an effective nutritional status.
  8. Identifies malnourished patients as well as patients at risk for malnutrition and works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team to identify appropriate interventions, resources or solutions.  Reviews each patient’s albumin level and body weight at least monthly. Implements plan of care with involvement of patient/family/caregiver.
  9. Monitors adherence and response to nutrition therapy, adjusts therapy as needed to achieve and sustain an effective nutritional status, documents why the patient was unable to achieve the goals and implements the plan of care to address issues impacting the patient’s ability to achieve the goals.
  10. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team on Urea Kinetic Modeling recommendations to achieve the physician’s prescription of Kt/V.
  11. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team on management and recommendations for mineral metabolism and renal bone disease, anemia and iron status, nutritional status, psychosocial status, vascular access, modality, rehabilitation status and sodium/volume control.
  12. Adheres to FMCNA algorithm and medical record policies.
  13. Reports on nutrition QAI results and participates in the interdisciplinary QAI program.
  14. Collaborates and coordinates with team members in provision of Pre-ESRD education as appropriate.
  15. When appropriate, works with Case Manager to coordinate plan of care for patient education and identifies candidates to refer to physician for nutritional supplements, as per disease management agreements.
  16. Reviews nutrition related lab results:
    • – Counsels patient and/or caregiver and formulates appropriate action.
    • – Recommends treatment changes to the interdisciplinary team as appropriate.
    • – Communicates with physician and/or facility staff regarding lab results as appropriate.
    • – Communicates lab results and recommended treatment changes to providers of patient care in nursing facilities (i.e. hospitals, short term and long term care facilities).
  17. Participates in pertinent staff meetings (i.e. general staff, quality improvement), Care plan meetings, and others as applicable.
  18. Consults with FMS Corporate Dietitian regarding nutrition concerns as needed.
  19. Maintains and improves knowledge and skills for a competent and innovative practice.
  20. Maintains dietetic registration and continuing education hours as specified by American Dietetic Association and state licensure regulations where applicable.
  21. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team, ensuring that all work areas are safe and clean.
  22. Other nutrition management duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

  • Registered Dietitian as per Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition encouraged.
  • Current state licensure if applicable.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Minimum of 1 year professional work experience in clinical nutrition as a Registered Dietitian.
  • Previous renal experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies and skills for the position, including ability to teach, strong organizational skills, excellent communication, customer service, relationship development, results orientation, team building and decision making.
  • Able to perform responsibilities with minimum supervision.
  • Basic computer skills required.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

  • Company:                    Fresenius Medical Care
  • Location:                     Memphis, TN
  • Closing Date:              September 15, 2016

Qualified candidates should apply online at:  https://jobs.fmcna.com/

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Dietitian and Data Processing Specialist Job Openings at MIFA

MIFA Job announcement

Position: Registered Dietitian

Part-time, 20 hours/week

Posting date: November 3, 2011

Closing date: November 17, 2011

Position summary

The MIFA Meals on Wheels registered dietician (RD) will be responsible for nutritional planning and monitoring of all nutrition services, including education. The RD will serve as nutritional liaison between the nutrition service contractor and Meals on Wheels in the production of nearly 2,000 meals daily.

Qualifications

1.      Registered/licensed dietitian in the state of Tennessee

2.      Six months’ experience in the field of nutrition/food science preferred

3.      People skills and good verbal and written communication skills

4.      Ability to interact respectfully with people of diverse ages, races, and household compositions

5.      Clinical, administrative, and appropriate record-keeping skills

6.      Proficient with communications systems (computers, email, netbooks, telephone software, scanners, etc.), Microsoft Office, and various database systems

7.      Ability to drive and to conduct home nutritional counseling sessions for clients

8.      Ability to work independently and with limited supervision

9.      Ability to meet all applicable state, local, and federal background screening requirements

Essential functions and responsibilities

1.      Serve as the nutritional and technical liaison between the food service vendor and Meals on Wheels by overseeing and ensuring that meals are nutritious and appetizing and meet regulatory requirements

2.      Oversee food quality and handling

3.      Plan, coordinate, and present nutritional education material in order to conduct nutritional assessments

To apply, send resume by mail to MIFA HR, 910 Vance Ave., Memphis, TN 38126; fax to (901) 529-4530; or email to hrcoordinator@mifa.org.

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Position:  Data Processing Specialist I

Full-time; starting rate $13/ hour

Posting date: November 8, 2011

Closing date: November 14, 2011

Position summary

Responsible for collecting, organizing, and entering billing-related data for Title III OAA (Older Americans Act), Options, TennCare CHOICES, Family Caregiver, MIFA, and other government and grant programs. Troubleshoot and track required billing items and discrepancies for timely resolutions.

Qualifications

High school diploma required

Two years’ data entry or clerical office-related experience required

Two years’ experience entering and troubleshooting high volumes of billing or inventory data preferred

Experience utilizing various billing and inventory software preferred

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

Ten-key experience preferred

Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain an organized work environment

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Essential functions and responsibilities

Enter, verify, and secure appropriate Meals on Wheels documentation to accurately process billing

Coordinate, troubleshoot, and track the retrieval of billing source documents (route sheets indicating meals served, etc.) to appropriately enter and reconcile the billing process

Collect daily activity documents from Meals on Wheels department and maintain electronic and hard copy files

To apply, send resume by mail to MIFA HR, 910 Vance Ave., Memphis, TN 38126; fax to (901) 529-4530; or email to hrcoordinator@mifa.org.

 

Our vision: MIFA works to unite our diverse community to address the challenges of poverty.

Our mission: MIFA engages the community to sustain the independence of seniors, transform the lives of families in crisis, and equip teens for success.

Our values:Welcome and respect all people. Act with integrity. Value individual initiative and ability. Serve individuals and the community as an act of faith. Balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.

MIFA employment guidelines

MIFA is an equal opportunity employer.

MIFA is a non-smoking facility.

Employment documents: (1) Application and/or resume; (2) I-9 Form; (3) Form W-4; (4) Official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job.

Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license, U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, other U.S. government document.
Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.

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