Fallon Health

Dietician-Growing PACE program - No Nights No weekends - Great Benefit Package

Location US-MA-Dartmouth
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/15/2024 11:47 AM)
Job ID
7555
# Positions
1
Category
Wellness

Overview

COMING SOON: Fallon Health Opens New Summit Eldercare Site in Dartmouth!!

 

 

About us:

Fallon Health is a company that cares. We prioritize our members--always-making sure they get the care they need and deserve. Founded in 1977 in Worcester, Massachusetts, we deliver equitable, high-quality coordinated care and are continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience, service, and clinical quality.

 

Fallon Health’s Summit ElderCare® is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly–PACE for short. PACE, an alternative to nursing home care, is a program that helps people 55 and older continue living safely at home. At Fallon Health, we believe our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression and unique capabilities allow us to better serve our members. We embrace and encourage differences in age, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other characteristics that make people unique. 

 

Today, guided by our mission of improving health and inspiring hope, we strive to be the leading provider of government-sponsored health insurance programs—including Medicare, Medicaid, and PACE— in the region. 

 

Why should I consider a Registered Dietician opportunity in a PACE program at Summit? 

  • Great Pay!
  • Great Benefits - including very affordable Health Insurance!
  • 23 days of PTO - and - an additional 12 Holidays
  • Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • No Holidays!
  • Some wonderful relationships established with the member participants you care for! 
  • Manage a caseload of  participants in collaboration with your team which includes a provider and primary care nurse.
  • Assessments completed only semi-annually or for a significant change
  • And many, many more!

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Performs age appropriate nutrition assessments, evaluation and education for patient base
  • Demonstrates proficiency in age/condition specific appropriate nutrition history taking including presenting condition, past medical/nutritional history.
  • Performs assessment of client’s readiness for change and adjusts education goals as appropriate. Requests lab studies when indicated. Discriminates between normal and abnormal lab findings in order to develop nutrition education plan.
  • Establishes age appropriate plan of nutrition care related to patient’s identified problem, including medication, nutrition history, education level and socioeconomic status, etc. Consults with other health care team members regarding nutrition care plan as necessary. Implements plan in safe and effective manner.
  • Documents visit in concise, clear, logical manner. Evaluates need and/or time for follow-up.
  • Recommends appropriate referrals when necessary. Evaluates effectiveness of previously implemented nutrition education/treatment.
  • Develops and provides educational materials and/or programs to patients, families, healthcare professionals. Interprets current nutrition research for patients and healthcare staff.
  • Accepts responsibility for minimizing risk management. Educates patients and staff regarding drug-nutrient interaction. Alerts appropriate medical staff of need for immediate intervention of high-risk patients. Initiates and coordinates team meeting for high-risk patients.
  • Enhances professional growth and self-development through participation in professional activities, educational programs, current literature review, in-service program, and workshops.
  • Participates in defining nutrition standards, practices and educational needs of staff who care for the patient population. Participates in nutrition research. Serves on appropriate healthcare system committees.
  • Provides cross-coverage for other SE sites as needed to cover absences, etc.
  • Develops and conducts continuing education programs for healthcare providers.
  • Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc.
  • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc. 
  • Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.

Qualifications

Education: Masters degree in nutrition specialty from an accredited college/university preferred.

Licenses/Certifications: Active R.D. status with the American Dietetic Association and Valid Driver’s License and Clean Driving Record Required

Experience: 1-3 years nutrition experience in a health care facility or company/ Proven experience developing and conducting group nutrition programs

 

 

Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination:

With the end of the Global Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, Fallon Health no longer requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 except for employees who are in jobs that under state and federal laws, regulations and policies are required to be vaccinated and/or they are in Member/participant facing positions.

 

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