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Per Diem Dietitian - Hospice - Las Vegas, NV more...
Location:Las Vegas (Las Vegas Business Reply), NV
First posted:March 31, 2017

There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Southwest Medical part of OPTUMcare is a multi - specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, home health, hospice and palliative care services, plus E - visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. Southwest Medical offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Southwest Medical is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.

Southwest Medical Hospice, a division of United Health Group, is seeking a knowledgeable, compassionate Dietitian to provide direct care to hospice patients in their homes or facilities. As the Dietitian, you would work with other healthcare professionals to determine the best overall care for your terminal patients. Our Dietitian, in this function is responsible for meeting the nutritional needs of the hospice patients through dietary counseling.

***Please note: This position is on a per diem basis; working as needed***

Primary Responsibilities:

Assesses nutritional needs of hospice patient in the home or facility and assists patient's family with a dietary plan of care to meet patient's needs
Collaborates with Hospice Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) members to develop, provide, integrate and implement individualized written plans for patient and family
Ensures adequate nutrition is being offered to meet patient's need while keeping patient comfortable and provides recommendations as required
Reviews tube feeding for tolerance / acceptance and appropriate feeding as well as TF & TPN
Contributes to achieving the company's mission

Required Qualifications:

Active, unrestricted Registered Dietician (RD)
1+ years Dietary care planning experience
Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
Preferred Qualifications:

Hospice experience
Knowledge of professional standards of care and laws and regulations applicable to hospice services
Managed Care experience
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Hospice, Dietitian, RD, PRN, Per Diem, Southwest Medical, United Health Group, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada

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