I believe that better care begins at home. Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats what our patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.
Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, including Gentiva, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.
As a Home Health Dietician, you will:
Interview patients and assess/evaluate their nutritional status.
Determine patients' dietary needs and advise patients' physicians and/or nursing personnel of needs.
Confer with patients' physicians to establish dietary treatments and requirements.
Prepare and calculate therapeutic diets to meet the specific requirements of patients.
Provide guidance, assistance, and/or explanations to patients and family members to help them understand, accept, and follow dietary modifications ordered by the physician. Instruct patients and family members on dietary restrictions and drug/nutrient interactions as appropriate.
Observe patients' responses to dietary treatment, note changes in their condition, and advise physicians, Nurse Supervisors and/or Clinical Coordinators. Revise nutritional plan as appropriate based on patients' condition and physicians orders.
Participate in case conferences, and act as a resource to other health team members as requested.
Maintain and submit paperwork/documentation as required by the Company and/or facility.
Ensure the confidentiality of patients' files and documentation.
Degree in Nutrition or the equivalent
Minimum of six months related experience
Current Registered Dietician licensure/certification as necessary in the state(s) of practice
Good organization and communication skills