Job Description

Category:
Management/ Professional

Facility:
SMG - Boston/Brighton Area

Department:
CMGE Ctr For Weight Ctll Unal

Req Number:
52573

Job Details:

Steward Health Care System LLC ("Steward") is a fully integrated, physician-led national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner in the communities where our patients live. Steward - the largest privately held health care company in the U.S. - owns and operates 35 community hospitals across nine states, serves over 1,000 distinct communities and employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. In addition to our hospitals, the Steward provider network includes 4,800 providers, 25 urgent care centers, 87 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, over 7,300 hospital beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.


Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.

Requirements:
-Individual outpatient nutrition counseling sessions, approx. 30-60 minutes each
-Screening and assessing pre-operative bariatric patients in terms of surgical candidacy, nutritional status, readiness to change, etc.
-Documenting all nutrition visits and nutrition interventions using electronic medical record and maintains paperwork consistent with department and regulatory agency requirements.
-Providing appropriate documentation to referring healthcare providers, as needed.
-Developing, implementing and coordinating bariatric nutrition education programs to optimize post-operative outcomes
-Developing and updating nutrition care manual for bariatrics on an ongoing basis
-Developing and updating nutrition education materials for outpatient setting
-Assessing and documenting patient compliance
-Updating online database and tracking patient outcomes
-Reviewing and interpreting pre- and post-operative laboratory values and adjusting patient intake and supplementation protocols, as needed
-Submitting charges using Medatpus, ensuring nutrition visits are billed and coded correctly
-Participating in weekly multidisciplinary bariatric patient care rounds
-Regular correspondence and collaboration with CWC physicians and nurses, psychiatric team, etc.
-Evaluating and assessing nutritional labs and prescribing food and nutrients, as needed, under the direction of MDs
-Maintaining timely follow-up correspondence with patients via email and/or telephone, as needed.
-Reviews literature, professional journals, and attends conferences and programs to update skills and continuously improve and maintain professional competence
-Correspondence with SEMC billing department to ensure optimal hospital reimbursement for nutritional services rendered
-Developing and delivering nutritional inservices to hospital staff, as needed
-Precepting dietetic interns in outpatient setting
-Individual post-operative nutrition evaluation/education during patient hospital admission prior to discharge
-Development and delivery of monthly bariatric support groups
-Assistance with fund-raising efforts at SEMC to increase presence and utilization of CWC program and bariatric patient volume
-Maintains Registered Dietitian certification, and state licensure
-Maintaining active registration status with Massachusetts Dietetic Association, and America College of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
-Maintaining continuing education credits (CEUs) in accordance with ADA Commission on Dietetic
Registration (CDR) and Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing bureau to maintain active registration/license status.

Qualifications:
Bachelors in Nutrition required; Masters in Nutrition preferred
Completion of an American Dietetic Association program preferred.
Licensed MA Registered Dietitian required.



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