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Registered Dietitian - Chicago, IL (CKCC)

Company: Strive Health
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:Strive HealthStrive Health is built for purpose- to transform a broken kidney care system. We are fundamentally changing the lives of kidney disease patients through early identification and engagement, comprehensive coordinated care, and home-first dialysis. Strive's model is driven by a high-touch care team that integrates with local providers and spans the entire care journey from CKD through ESRD, leveraging comparative and predictive data and analytics to identify patients at risk. Strive Health's interventions significantly reduce the rate of emergent dialysis crash, cut inpatient utilization, and significantly improve patient outcomes and experience. Come join our journey as we create THE destination for top talent in the Healthcare community and set a new standard for how care kidney should be done.Registered DietitianAs a Strive Registered Dietitian, you will use your consultative expertise and compassion to help patients understand that what they eat directly affects their overall health and the progression of CKD. You will empower patients to take ownership of their health through partnership and empathy. As a vital member of the patient's care team, you will analyze lab results, educate patients and their families on nutrition for diabetes, hypertension and CHF to help slow the progression of CKD. This position is remote but may require some in-person work as well.Essential Functions:Consults with patients on individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) education and disease management, based on individualized patient needs including labs, nutrient requirements, knowledge and abilities, medical, economic, and social situation.Assesses on-going nutritional status on subsequent follow-up visits to determine appropriate nutrition interventions and recommendationsEducates on meal planning, grocery shopping, and eating out, based on patient's individualized goalsIndependently evaluates, develops and completes comprehensive nutrition assessment and reassessment consistent with best practicesSelects or develops education materials and methods appropriate for individual patientsWorks to establish SMART goals and plan to achieve short- and long-term successes and improved quality of life for the patientCollaborates with Strive nurse practitioners, social work, pharmacy and physicians to communicate pertinent nutrition concernsDevelops strong patient/family relationships that fosters engagement and best outcomesFosters a relationship with patients across their healthcare journey with a foundation of respect, honesty, empathy, no judgement and follow-through that promotes patient's self-care and empowermentSkilled and passionate caring for patients with complex needsDrives prevention at every opportunity to slow progression of CKD, decrease exacerbations, and minimize complications while keeping in mind what the patient wants for their lifeRemains up-to-date and current on advances and trends in CKD treatment, guidelines, policies and proceduresQualifications:Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar area required3 years professional work experience in clinical nutrition as a Registered Dietitian requiredStrong counseling experience desired, especially in diabetes, hypertension and CHF, and CKDDoes not require dialysis experienceState licensure or certification required if licensure or certification is available in the state where the facility is located. In states where licensure/certification is required, a new hire or transfer will be allowed 120 days grace period to obtain the license/certification.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated understanding of renal nutrition best practicesAbility to work flexible schedules, possibly for multiple facilities and rare travel when neededIntermediate computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, and OutlookStrive Health is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace. At this time Strive Health is unable to provide and work visa sponsorship. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please apply even if you feel you do not meet all qualifications. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to talentacquisition@

Keywords: Strive Health, Chicago , Registered Dietitian - Chicago, IL (CKCC), Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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