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, Inc. has been among the nation's leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974. Through its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides unparalleled early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services, and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare has a well-recognized, enduring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. Satellite Healthcare is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.
At Satellite Healthcare (SHC), we work with Purpose at the heart of everything we do. It starts with our Mission to make life better for those with kidney disease and our Vision to be unsurpassed in our individualized experience, our quality, and our compassion. Our core Values round out our Purpose by defining how we choose to show up each day. As a member of the team, you will be invited to discover your own personal purpose at work and ways to activate that purpose to create a more fulfilling work-life for yourself. It is our hope and belief that, as you and your colleagues learn to courageously live and work by your purpose, you will find that it not only lifts your work and career, but the organization and the community of patients as well.
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 You will play a vital role to ensure that we deliver on our Mission to make life better for those with kidney disease and our Vision to be unsurpassed in our individualized experience, our quality, and our compassion. You approach your work with an indisputable sense of greater Purpose. You are patient-focused and thrive in environments that provide you fulfillment when enhancing the lives of those you care and serve. You are a collaborative in developing plans of care for patients and employ critical thinking and flexibility to solve problems. Lastly, you are high energy, love a challenge, are goal oriented, and gain deep satisfaction from building lifetime 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 – 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 o...f early stage CKD. At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing: Compassionate care with a personalized touch Wellness education to empower longer, healthier lives - Best 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 environments. In 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.