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Enteral Nutrition Support Dietitian Home Infusion Telecommute

Charleston, SC 29401 Work Remotely
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    891171

Careers with Optum Infusion Pharmacy. If you choose a career with Optum Infusion Pharmacy, you'll join a team that is dedicated not only to delivering the latest in home infusion therapy, but also providing that care in a patient-first approach that offers better outcomes. As part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we strive to help our patients feel comfortable in their regimen so they can receive the treatment they need while maintaining the lifestyle they prefer. At Optum Infusion Pharmacy, you'll join a team that inspires you to do better every day, resulting in your life's best work.(sm)

 

This position is telecommute, with a strong preference for the candidate to live in a Southeast US state. The Dietitian will work 40 hours per week. The work schedule will be Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm CST. The Dietitian will manage approximately 600 Enteral Nutrition Home Infusion patients in the Western US states (CA/AZ). Strong preference for candidates to have previous Home Infusion experience.

 

The Nutrition Support Dietitian provides nutritional screening, assessment, and monitoring for infusion patients on service with Optum Infusion and serves as an enteral nutrition resource for internal and external customers within a defined service area.

 

Primary Responsibilities:Performs nutritional screening and assessment for patients receiving infusion therapy; Clinical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs nutritional screening and assessment for patients receiving infusion therapy; Clinical duties include but are not limited to:

    • Diet history and recall
    • Estimation of nutrient intake
    • Calculation of nutritional requirements
    • Anthropometrics
    • Recommendations for the appropriate route to feed (oral, enteral, parenteral)
    • Evaluation of selected laboratory results
    • Assessment of drug-nutrient interactions
  • Develops and implements, in conjunction with pharmacy and nursing, a written nutritional plan of care
  • Communicates, verbally and in writing, patient data and recommendations to clinicians and physicians as part of the BriovaRx Infusion Parenteral/Enteral Nutrition team
  • Monitors the patient's response to nutritional care on a routine basis, assisting with transitional feeding guidance as appropriate
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) / consultant to home infusion patients, branch clinical staff, outside healthcare providers / physicians and referral sources, regarding the nutritional needs of patients currently receiving, or potentially needing, home nutritional support
  • Occasionally provides clinical sales support by conducting inservices and educational programs with internal and external customers (staff, referral sources, payors, etc.)
  • Assists sales team with marketing the parenteral nutrition program in efforts to gain new Parenteral/enteral referrals
  • Assists with reimbursement related activities related to securing home PN coverage, i.e., Medicare qualification for home enteral services
  • Prepares electronic patient assessments and reports accurately and in a timely manner, as required by internal and external regulatory requirements
  • Represents self in a professional and ethical manner at all times, complying with all applicable Company Policies and Procedures
  • Maintains employment requirements; Completion of orientation, LearnSource modules, current nutritional knowledge, professional registration and licensure when needed, certifications, and health requirements, as required by internal and external regulatory bodies
  • Participates in professional organizations such as ASPEN, Oley Foundation, etc.
  • Adheres to all Policies, Procedures, and Standards of Conduct as referenced in company intranet
  • Completes mandatory annual inservices as designated in LearnSource
  • Reports to the appropriate manager(s) any known or suspected violations of policies and procedures, regulations, or standards of conduct
  • Performs other duties as requested
  • Adheres to all UHG and Optum Infusion Policies, Procedures, Standards of Conduct
  • Reports to the appropriate manager(s) any known or suspected violations of policies and procedures, regulations, or standards of conduct

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Posted: 2020-10-31 Expires: 2020-11-30

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Enteral Nutrition Support Dietitian Home Infusion Telecommute

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