Dietitian, Southfield

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Clinical/Allied Health
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2113540 Requisition #

GENERAL SUMMARY

Responsible for all aspects of nutritional needs of dialysis patients. Will strive to fulfill the organization’s mission, vision, values, philosophy and goals. Works closely with the interdisciplinary team members in order to care for the dialysis patient. Develops a close working relationship with other dietitians in order to facilitate information flow and educational efforts. Reports to designated supervisor.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interviews patients (and others as relevant) for initial and update assessments.
  • Assesses patient’s initial and ongoing nutritional status.
  • Calculates, prescribes and instructs others regarding diet for patients.
  • Provides nutritional education to patient, caregivers and unit staff.
  • Coordinates diet with other health care facilities and is involved in continuing communication with hospitals, extended care facilities, home health care agencies, senior centers and “Meals on Wheels” staff.
  • Monitors adherence to diet.
  • May make recommendations regarding phosphorus binder initiation, type and dosage changes, renal vitamins, stool softeners, oral iron products, cinacalcet and oral vitamin D analogs and calcium supplements.
  • Reviews monthly labs with patient.
  • Makes recommendations regarding nutritional issues, (e.g. alternate feeding route, tube feedings supplemental feedings) and monitors status.
  • Provides crisis intervention, (e.g. response to panic values, hyperkalemia).
  • Monitors medication as it relates to drug-nutrient interaction.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary patient care meetings with appropriate documentation on patient care plans.
  • Participates in unit quality improvement meetings and activities.
  • Active participation in GHS dietitian meetings and committees. Identifies and obtains nutritional resources.
  • Functions as an integral part of the interdisciplinary health care team, making and receiving referrals and education awareness and utilization of existing educational materials; upgrades and develops new materials.
  • Functions as a professional role model.
  • Participates in professional development activities, such as attending meetings, conferences, professional memberships and professional reading, particularly as they relate to the field of nephrology.
  • Maintain ADA registration through continuing education in field of nephrology.
  • Participates in and facilitates kinetic modeling.
  • May participate in protocol management.
  • Makes recommendations to patients and team based on nutritional assessments/reassessments.
  • May mentors Dietetic Interns as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.
  • Completion of an approved dietetic internship.
  • ADA Registered and minimum of 1 year professional experience as RD in clinical nutrition.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED

  • Certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) is required.
  • Failure to maintain COT certification will result in demotion to an Eye Care Assistant classification with appropriate change in pay.

    Overview

       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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