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UnitedHealth Group Nutrition Support Dietitian Home Infusion - Chandler, AZ in Chandler, Arizona

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The Nutrition Support Dietitian provides nutritional screening, assessment and monitoring for infusion patients on service with OptumRx Infusion and serves as a parenteral nutrition resource for internal and external customers within a defined service area.

This position is office based at the Chandler, AZ branch. There could be occasional travel in the 4 Counties that are covered by the Orlando branch. The Dietitian will work 40 hours per week (5 days per week). The Dietitian will cover Parenteral Nutrition patients.

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 OptumRx Infusion Parenteral Nutrition 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 internal and 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, ie. Medicare qualification for home PN services

  • Prepares electronic patient assessments and 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

  • Maintains employment requirements: completion of orientation, LearnSource modules, 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 as referenced in company intranet

  • Completes mandatory annual in-services as designated in LearnSource

  • Reports to the appropriate manager(s) any known or suspected violations of policies and procedures, regulations or standards of conduct

  • Performs other duties as requested

Compliance:

  • Adheres to all UHG and OptumRx Infusion Policies, Procedures, Standards of Conduct

  • Reports to the appropriate manager(s) any known or suspected violations of policies and procedures, regulations or standards of conduct

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and / or Master’s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics

  • Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed by the state, as appropriate

  • 3+ years of parenteral nutritional support experience managing a variety of disease states and patient types, ie. gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, malnutrition, pediatric congenital anomalies, etc.

  • Must be capable of occasional travel within service area of branch pharmacy

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification by A.S.P.E.N. (Certified Nutrition Support Clinician - CNSC)

  • Home infusion experience

  • Sales support experience

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Active professional affiliations

Careers with OptumRx. We'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)

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.

Job Keywords: Registered Dietitian, Dietitian, Long-Term Care, LTC, Home Health, Dietetics, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, CNSC, Nutritional Support, ASPEN, IV Parenteral Nutrition, TPN, Enteral, Chandler, AZ, Arizona

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