The purpose of the Nephrology Dietitian is to utilize nutrition expertise and clinical knowledge to educate patients on best choices for health and wellness when living with kidney disease to enhance health, well-being, and quality of life.
ABOUT SATELLITE HEALTHCARE Satellite Healthcare is more than simply a dialysis company. Since our founding in 1974, we have become the industry’s leader in personalized quality care: 70% of our centers earn 4 and 5-star ratings from Medicaid and Medicare.gov, far ahead of all other providers. Our success in caring for patients can be attributed to our mission, our not-for-profit structure, and our people. Together, they create a powerfully patient-centered organization.
Our mission is clear: to make life better for people living with kidney disease. Because we are a non-profit, we can pursue that mission with all our resources, united by our passion for patient care. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, Satellite Research explores new ways to elevate the effectiveness and delivery of dialysis therapy. And Satellite Wellbound is leading the industry in home dialysis because better outcomes and quality of life are our highest priority. We are also substantial contributors to community and philanthropic kidney initiatives.
ABOUT THE ROLE Quality nutrition care is integral to the accomplishment of Satellite Healthcare’s vision for comprehensive CKD care. The purpose of the role of Nephrology Dietitian is to utilize nutrition expertise and clinical knowledge to educate patients on best choices for health and wellness when living with kidney disease to enhance health, well-being, and quality of life. The Nephrology Dietitian brings value to the interdisciplinary team by providing care coordination, evidence-based care, and quality-improvement leadership. As a nutrition expert and champion, the Nephrology Dietitian empowers patients to take control of their nutritional health, providing education to increase patient confidence in nutrition choices. This personalized nutrition care is key to the excellent patient outcomes and patient experience that Satellite Healthcare strives to achieve.
The Nephrology Dietitian partners with patients to develop a customized nutrition plan which integrates health priorities balanced with the priorities of the individual patient’s life. The Nephrology Dietitian serves as center leader in the areas of nutrition, fluid management, bone and mineral disorder, and dialysis adequacy, collaborating with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to facilitate high-quality patient care.
ABOUT YOU Making life better for those with kidney disease is a mission you can embrace fully and passionately. You want to learn about your patients beyond just their time in treatment. You know the value of compassion, commitment and especially collaboration. You believe in continuous improvement as a way of looking at everything. You pursue goals with determination and build long and productive professional relationships.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN Relationships: You will work directly with a multi-disciplinary team who are just as passionate as you with making a difference in others’ lives. You will be supported by experienced Nephrology Dietitian Leaders to mentor you in your practice. You will also work alongside servant leaders who look to support you in providing care that is unsurpassed by others in our industry. In the chronic care setting of dialysis, you will develop rapport and relationships with patients, allowing you to monitor and support their progress over weeks, months, and years.
Impact: You will provide care that will enable our patients to live a better life that meets their needs holistically. You will be a key member of the interdisciplinary team, partnering with Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, and other disciplines to provide holistic, highest-quality care to our patients.
Growth: You will receive many challenges that will enhance your professional skills and capabilities. You will receive expert mentorship from experienced Nephrology Dietitians to guide your professional growth and development. You will work in an environment where fulfilling one’s aspirations is not necessarily a linear path, but more like a jungle gym with multiple options for development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: One (1) year of nutrition practice in a clinical setting after completion of internship is required. Education: Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of dietetic internship/supervised practice. License/Certifications: Registered Dietitian credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); License required in states with Dietitian licensure (TX, TN).
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Satellite Healthcare, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.
Satellite Healthcare – Improving the Lives of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)In 1973, Norman S. Coplon, M.D. began Satellite Healthcare with the objective of improving the quality of life of his dialysis patients. Dr. Coplon established Satellite Healthcare as a not-for-profit, community benefit organization, which allows us to focus primarily on patients.Four decades later, Satellite Healthcare has shaped CKD healthcare in our industry, and continues to elevate the standards of patient care and innovation.Today, we provide a range of expert services to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Satellite strives to individualize each patient's care to help him or her enjoy their life to the fullest.Satellite Dialysis — We operate 40 high-quality, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly dialysis centers that meet the long-term clinical needs of more than 4,000 CKD patients.Satellite WellBound — With more than 20 centers in place, we focus on personalized training and support for patients performing dialysis at home. In addition, WellBound provides a robust complement of pre-dialysis patient wellness education programs that can help prevent or slow the progression of early st...age CKD.At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing:Compassionate care with a personalized touchWellness education to empower longer, healthier livesBest clinical practices resulting in outcomes that consistently exceed industry performance standards Opportunities for nephrologists to focus on their patients in comfortable, state-of-the-art environmentsIn addition to patient care, our clinical research division works on finding medical breakthroughs for CKD patients by conducting both internal and external research.For more information, contact Info@SatelliteHealth.com.