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Nutrition Support Dietitian, Home Infusion - office based in Orlando, FL

UnitedHealth Group

Orlando, FL
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Nutrition Support Dietitian, Home Infusion - office based in Orlando, FL(Job Number:679836)

Careers with OptumRxWe’re one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you’ll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you’re empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You’ll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There’s no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)
**This position is office based in the Orlando, FL branch. This position will cover Central Florida.**
Schedule will be Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm, with flexibility needed to work outside of these hours.
The Nutrition Support Dietitian provides nutritional screening, assessment and monitoring for infusion patients on service with AxelaCare and serves as a parenteral 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:
    • 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 AxelaCare nutrition support 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 in - services and educational programs with external customers: staff, referral sources, payors, etc
  • Assists sales team with marketing the parenteral nutrition program in efforts to gain new PN referrals
  • Assists with reimbursement related activities related to securing home PN coverage, i.e. Medicare qualification for home PN services
  • Prepares patient related documentation and requested 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
  • Takes responsibility for maintaining employment requirements: completion of orientation, current nutritional knowledge, professional registration and licensure when needed, certifications, 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 and referenced in company handbooks, guides and manuals
  • Attends mandatory annual in - services that are required by current position held
  • Reports to the appropriate manager(s) any known or suspected violations of policies and procedures, regulations or standards of conduct

Job Clinical Program Management
Primary Location US-FL-Orlando
Other Location 
Organization OptumRx AxelaCare
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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