UnitedHealth Group Per Diem Dietitian - Home Health - Las Vegas, NV in Las Vegas, Nevada

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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, 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 home health 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 home health patients through dietary counseling.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess nutritional needs of home health patients in the home or facility and assist patients' families with dietary plan of care

  • Collaborate with Home Health Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) members to develop, provide, integrate and implement individualized written plans for patient and family

  • Ensure adequate nutrition is being offered to meet patients' needs while keeping patients comfortable and provide recommendations as required

  • Review tube feeding for tolerance / acceptance and appropriate feeding as well as TF & TPN

  • Contribute to achieving the company's mission

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

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:

  • Home health experience

  • Knowledge of professional standards of care and laws and regulations applicable to home health services

  • Managed care experience

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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.

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