Responsibilities include: collaboration with providers to connect with patients for nutrition counseling, administers medical nutrition counseling as part of the health care team, establishes treatment plans and communicates with patients regarding program compliance, collaborates with bariatric care team on standard practices. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills.
Experience in acute care, outpatient counseling, and/or community nutrition preferred. Experience with or knowledge of bariatric services including diagnostic/screening, wellness programs, and community outreach initiatives strongly preferred. Licensed as a Registered Dietitian in the state of Delaware.
Perform complete nutritional assessments that include but are not limited to: Pertinent history and physical, diet history, anthropometrics, indications for bariatric surgery, patient readiness and barriers to success, and implications of bariatric surgical procedures. Document and place orders in the EMR for nutrition related laboratory data for all patients assigned to the dietitian.
Provide nutrition and lifestyle related education, counseling, and support on an individual and group level. Lead information sessions and classes that describe surgical procedures, identify risks and benefits of procedures, nutritional implications of surgical procedures, and define realistic expectations post operatively.
Provide required data including medical necessity, anthropometrics, pertinent diet history, and surgical qualifiers to insurance companies for reimbursement approval.
Provide preliminary interpretation of resulted laboratory data and relay these results to patients during scheduled appointments.
Notify overseeing provider of abnormalities in the event that intervention is needed regarding lab values, contraindications for surgical procedures, or harmful patient behaviors.
Provide nutritional recommendations utilizing the latest ASMBS guidelines.
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.