Nutrition Support Dietitian - Norfolk, VA
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BioScrip, Inc. is one of the nation's leading specialty home infusion companies! Our focus is clinical excellence and improving the quality of our patients' lives. With over 2,500 employees able to service 46 states, BioScrip has externally-qualified Centers of Excellence built around specific clinical conditions and therapies, as well as Ambulatory Infusion Centers around the country. Ours is a fast-paced dynamic work environment with room for new ideas and opportunities for career advancement. We offer a wide array of welfare benefits as well as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Referral Program, and a 401(k) plan with a Company match.
Due to our exceptional growth and success, we are seeking a Nutrition Support Dietitian to join our team.
Directs the total care for BioScrip nutrition patients by coordinating care with patients, physicians, insurance companies and home health providers to optimize clinical outcomes in an efficient and profitable manner. Performs nutritional assessments to formulate and adjust nutritional goals for individual patients.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation.
1 Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
2 Reviews new nutrition patient referrals and ensures clinical and fiscal appropriateness of ordered products and services.
3 Advises patients and their families on nutrition support administration, water delivery, accesses and pump management.
4 Documents all interventions pertaining to nutritional care in patients' electronic medical record.
5 Maintains knowledge of products and reimbursement guidelines to effectively answer questions for patients, referral sources, prescribers and the organization's employees.
6 Performs ongoing clinical review of nutrition patients according to age-appropriate policies.
7 Participates in performance improvement activities, data collection, outcomes measurement and multidisciplinary nutrition care planning.
8 Understands Medicare qualification and billing practices for parenteral and enteral nutrition therapies. Reviews and oversees documentation obtainment for justification of nutrition services as requested.
9 Sets high goals and quality comprehensive services to all customers and coworkers through a team approach.
10 Uses clinical data to identify and diagnose nutrition-related problems, selects appropriate interventions, tracking progress toward goals. Performs nutritional assessments using various techniques including but not limited to: estimation of nutrient intake, calculation of nutritional requirements, anthropometrics, evaluation of selected laboratory results and assessment of drug-nutrient interactions. Communicates findings of nutritional assessments to appropriate disciplines and documents with progress notes and assessments of patients' medical records.
11 Develops and implements written nutrition plans of care, in conjunction with physicians, healthcare personnel, patients and caregivers.
12 Obtains nutrition orders from qualified healthcare professionals in accordance with law and regulations. Completes medical documentation associated with orders as assigned (Durable Medical Equipment Information Form, etc.).
13 Covers on-call duties as assigned.
14 Represents the organization at various clinical or sales meetings; promotes existing and new programs as requested
15 Solid knowledge of, and compliance with, organizational policies and procedures.
16 Each employee is responsible for adhering to those performance programs, policies, procedures, guidelines and internal control standards established to guide the operation of the Company. Each employee must be made aware of and understand proper internal control procedures associated with their specific job function as communicated by his/her manager.
17 Each employee is responsible for reporting concerns that he or she may have with respect to deficiencies in internal control
18 Performs other duties as assigned.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
* The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach outward, and handle/finger.
* The employee is occasionally required to reach above shoulder, kneel and bend.
* The employee must be able to occasionally push/pull 15 lbs or less.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
* Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Graduate of registered dietetics program (recognized by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). Current registration as Registered Dietitian with Commission for Dietetic Registration. Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (or within 6 months of hire). Licensed in state of residency (if licensure is available) and in good standing. Masters Degree Preferred. Minimum of two (2) years nutrition support experience is required for both pediatric and adult patient populations. Oncology experience is highly desired. Prior DME, Infusion or Home Health experience is preferred. Experiential requirements may be waived in lieu of evidence of progressive growth in and attainment of the skills necessary to perform the required duties. Must have valid driver's license and maintain a driving record which meets organization's standards.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required, with or without reasonable accommodation.
* Knowledge of regulations and legal requirements governing the industry.
* Knowledge of accreditation standards and requirements.
* Works independently.
* Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work assignments.
* Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with branch departments, other branches and outside entities.
* Skill in following new strategies, operations and procedures.
* Extensive knowledge in nutrition support for disease- and age-specific populations.
* Knowledge of computerized information systems, including basic reimbursement applications.
* Knowledge of parenteral and enteral nutrition reimbursement: state, federal and commercial.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret clinical information appropriate to duties and responsibilities assigned. Ability to operate information systems, follow policy, complete required forms, and prepare reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from referral sources, managers, patients, employees, payors and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as parenteral and enteral nutrition formula calculations, percentages, and volume.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of abstract variables.
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