Employment Opportunities

Community Dietitian (WIC) 
 
Interested parties may apply at: http://searhc.org/jobs 
 
Position Summary

 

The Community Dietitian will consult and collaborate with Women, Infants and Children (WIC) staff and participants as well as other medical and prevention staff as requested. This position will provide high risk care plans to identified WIC participants, and approve specialty formula in partnership with medical providers and WIC staff. The Dietitian will oversee direct nutrition services to WIC participants and provide technical assistance and consultation regarding nutrition services to WIC staff. The Dietitian works as a member of the SEARHC Registered Dietitian Team and may assist with medical nutrition therapy (MNT) to patients within a SEARHC medical clinic and possibly using distant delivery via phone or video conferencing. There is opportunity to provide community nutrition education at various venues on a quarterly or monthly basis.

 Accountabilities

 

·         Provide high risk care plans to WIC participants and approve specialty formulas in partnership with medical providers and WIC staff. Services include assessment and screening, nutrition education, nutrition care planning and wellness and behavior change counseling.  Dietitian will provide direct medical assessments via face to face encounters and tele-nutrition, conducting 2-4 community visits/year.

·         Provide consultation and collaboration with other medical and prevention departments and programs as requested.  Collaborative services may include:

  • Consultation to Health Educators and other paraprofessionals in development and implementation of nutrition programs and promotional campaigns;
  • High risk (Womens, Infants & Children) and ENPR WIC consults as they relate to nutrition education, nutrition care planning and documentation;
  • Oversee direct nutrition services to WIC participants and provide technical assistance and consultation regarding nutrition services to WIC staff
  • Provision of general subject area expertise for Health Promotion nutrition activities.
  • Provide outpatient MNT in collaboration with other SEARHC departments.

·         Administrative activities for coordination of services and processing of patient information, including providing direct patient care and required charting after each consult.

·         Coordinate medical nutrition therapy activities in partnership with the Diabetes Program Manager and the WIC Coordinator. This will be reflected in the Diabetes Program work plan and the WIC Policy and Procedures and may include:

  • Update/maintain policies, procedures and guidelines related to Nutrition
  • Review/approve program policy procedures and guidelines
  • Assess/recommend program resources
  • Representative in Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) program team and advisory group
  • Develop annual program plan
  • Conduct consumer satisfaction survey
  • Assist with updating/maintaining diabetes registry
  • Update personal knowledge and skills in diabetes care/chronic disease management in American Indian/Alaska Native communities

·         Provide supervision to other community nutrition educators or nutrition specialists in the same program.  This includes submitting annual employee evaluations per HR policy guidelines, approving timesheets, managing employees’ leave requests and work schedules, filling vacant positions, providing training and disciplining subordinates per HR policy guidelines.

·         Effectively assess and create a nutrition intervention plan based on client/patient’s needs and readiness for change and provide appropriate follow-up per best practices.

·         Develop and implement engaging nutrition interventions using evidence-based strategies, for example American Diabetes Association (ADA) approved Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) curriculum, and in partnership with other SEARHC programs and community organizations.

·         Practice cultural competency in the delivery of nutrition programming and understands how socio-cultural issues impact nutrition and health behaviors. 

·         Work collaboratively with other SEARHC programs and partner agencies.

·         Accurate and timely preparation of required grant and program reports.

 

 Position Complexities

 

The Community Dietitian II needs to be occasionally available to offer supervision, consultation, advocacy and implementation of programs during non-traditional hours, i.e. evenings, weekends and in non-clinic settings i.e., homes/schools; s/he also needs to be comfortable with intermittently fast work and intense pressure to meet deadlines.

 

This position will travel throughout the Southeast Alaska region for 2-4 trips per year. These trips may occur consecutively or on separate occasions throughout the year, as weather and clinic availability permits. Continuing education and training will be offered as time and funding permits.  This position is a covered position in accordance with the Indian Child Protection Act (ICPA).  Supervises positions assigned by Supervisor.  Responsible for retaining records obtained during MNT appointments and WIC consults. These records will be maintained per HIPAAcompliance regulations. 

 

Position Qualifications

 

 

Education

·         Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Nutrition/Dietetics or nutrition related field from an accredited school

·         Public policy and advanced nutrition education strategy(ies) training

·         Master of Science Degree in Public Health in nutrition and/or dietetics or other health promotion related field preferred

Experience

·         Two years clinical nutrition and/or community nutrition work experience with specific experiences in management and prevention of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases.  (Will accept candidates with one year or less of clinical/community nutrition experience as a Community Dietitian I and set as developmental position until employee accumulates required work experience and achieves knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in this job description)

·         Supervisory/mentoring training preferred

·         Public speaking and presentation experience preferred

License/Registration

·         Licensed Dietitian/Licensed Nutritionist in the State of Alaska or eligible for licensure in the State of Alaska and licensed within 4 months

·         Registered Dietitian in State of Alaska, within 4 months of hire

·         Must adhere to the American Dietetic Association code of ethics and complete 75 continuing education credits every 5 years as required by registration and licensure plus keep current on registration and licensing payments

·         Relevant training in maternal/child/chronic disease nutrition, community nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, stages of change and brief motivational counseling strategies is required within 6 months of hire

·         Valid Alaska driver’s license preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

·         Principles of normal and therapeutic nutrition

·         Nutrition care planning process

·         Behavior/lifestyle change theories and how to apply them i.e., brief motivational clinical encounters

Skills in:

·         Oral and written communication including reflective listening skills and public speaking skills

·         Developing culturally relevant nutrition education support materials and community nutrition interventions

·         Quick, accurate assessment of a client’s nutritional status and development of a culturally appropriate, client-centered nutrition intervention/care plan to assist the client in meeting nutrition education or therapeutic goals

Ability to:

·         Assess nutrition and health status needs of individuals and communities

·         Locate and review best available research findings for application to a community dietetics practice

·         Carry a project from its inception through its delivery and evaluation with great enthusiasm, professionalism and minimal supervision

·         Work on interdisciplinary patient/client care teams

·         Travel, including to remote Southeast Alaska locations

Bartlett Regional Hospital

 

Dietitian
 

Come work at Bartlett Regional Hospital in beautiful Juneau, Alaska!

Bartlett offers Generous Relocation Packages, which can include Temporary Housing, as well as amazing benefits!
 

JOB SUMMARY

Department: Food & Nutrition Services   

Reports To: Director, Food & Nutrition Services
 

Responsible for the application of the Nutrition Care Process, including completion of the nutrition assessments, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, development and implementation of nutrition interventions and monitoring and evaluation of the patient’s progress as well as care planning, educating and counseling patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  This position must provide accurate, effective and evidence-based nutrition information to all customers, communicates between dietary and nursing departments and the patient and performs duties in compliance with all pertinent regulatory standards and agencies.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

(The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into this classification)

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics.


License(s): Current Licensure as a Dietitian in the State of Alaska and Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.


Certification(s): Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider within 60 days of hire.

Completion of the RDN order writing competency exam within 60 days of hire.
Experience: Minimum of one year work experience in the field of nutrition is preferred. Experience is an acute care setting is also preferred. 

 

Practice Notice:    All new employees are required to produce a negative drug screen prior to start of employment.
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Our C.A.R.E. Values:

Courtesy: We act in a positive, professional and considerate manner, recognizing the impact of our actions on the care of our patients and the creation of a supportive work environment.
Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and their collective outcomes, working as an effective, committed and cooperative team.
Respect: We treat everyone with fairness and dignity by honoring diversity and promoting an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. We listen to others, valuing their skills, ideas, and opinions.
Excellence: We choose to do our best and work with a commitment to continuous improvement. We provide high-quality, professional healthcare to meet the changing needs of our community and region.

 

To apply online, click here.

For more information on Bartlett Regional Hospital, please visit our website.

Visit ChooseJuneau.org for more information on Juneau and our hometown’s amenities, recreation, and cultural opportunities.
 

NANA Management Services (NMS) 

 

Registered Dietitian

 

Job Summary: 

NMS is seeking a Registered Dietitian to join their team at the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. The Kanakanak Community Health Clinic is a 16-bed facility providing 24-hour medical, pediatric and obstetrical care and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. This position will provide in-patient clinical services and outpatient counseling as well as community outreach and education. The Dietitian will play a key role in supporting the indigenous/traditional foods program and will report to the General Manager and Regional Dietitian. Some travel to other BBAHC clinics may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites: 

  1. Provides patient nutritional assessment, education, and information on disease processes, medications and treatment plans for Kanakanak Outpatient, Inpatient, village settings and the Diabetes Program. Pertinent information is recorded in the patient’s medical record.
  2. Participate in planning activities for the Health Education Department and the Diabetes Program in conjunction with the Health Education Director and the Diabetes Program Coordinator.
  3. Plans, implements and facilitates tobacco prevention and health programs throughout the region.
  4. Responsible for following Department procedures and Corporate Polices.
  5. Provides in-service education to staff as required.
  6. Coordinates and promotes care of clients with other health care professionals in order to improve health.
  7. Works with the NMS Regional Dietitian to provide nutritional consultation for Food Services.
  8. Consults on new nutritional product selection.
  9. Assists in the review of BBAHC nutrition-related policies and departmental procedures with Inpatient, Diabetes Program, and Food Services staff.
  10. Reports all nutrition-related risk concerns to Compliance and investigates/follows up on all department-related nutrition risks as applicable.
  11. Directs patient nutritional Performance Improvement initiatives. Tracks and reports accomplishments. Develops and oversees quality activities related to patient nutrition education and assessment.
  12. Maintains full compliance with the laws, regulations, grant terms, and BBAHC policies pertinent to the department. Assists department in meeting all applicable accrediting body standards and CMS Conditions of Participation. Actively avoids fraud, waste, and abuse. Seeks methods and activities to enhance BBAHC revenues.
  13. Ensures activities align with and support the NMS and BBAHC Strategic Plans.
  14. Responsible for attending facility in-service training as scheduled.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A registered dietitian with a valid/current dietitian license; Alaska license preferred.
  • Must be able to maintain a professional standard of ethics and professional dietary practice at all times and observe confidentiality regulations established by BBAHC.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching processes and principles in planning, providing and evaluating optimum health care.
  • Experience, training, and knowledge in physical health education with ability to set up and facilitate health promotion classes and programs is preferred.

 

To apply, visit https://www.nmsusa.com/employment - Job #FOO0073 for more information or email a resume to recruiting@nana.com attention Johnny Tyson.

Southcentral Foundation

 

Lactation and Infant Feeding Consultant-Registered Dietitian I, II

 

Summary of Job Responsibilities

The Southcentral Foundation (SCF) Dietitian is responsible for evaluating, planning, implementing, and monitoring the clinical nutritional needs of individual clients or customer-owners in addition to providing nutrition-focused educational community-based programs. The Dietitian is a member of multiple Integrated Care Teams and works with provider teams, referral sources, and customer-owners to improve the customer experience and overall quality of care.

This position has two (2) levels designed to provide progressively more responsible and independent work experiences. Progression between job levels is based on the demonstrated ability to successfully handle more progressively responsible assignments

Customer Care and Relationships:

  1. Creates, develops, and nurtures culturally-appropriate interactions and connections with each other, customer-owners, and the community.
  2. Collaborates with the Primary Care Provider and/or the Case Manager to ensure coordination with overall care plan:
  • Prepares dietary care plans for each customer-owner with short-term and long-term goals that are mutually conceived and agreed upon.
  • Utilizes judgment in planning comprehensive and culturally-appropriate preventative and therapeutic nutritional services in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Reviews medical chart to identify risk factors and medical history.
  • Evaluates customer-owner data in order to identify their needs for specific interventions, services, and educational programs. Conducts nutrition clinics for high-risk customer-owners.
  • Provides counseling that is customer-owner-directed, customer-owner-focused, and specifically relevant to the expressed needs of the customer-owner.
  1. Identifies the educational needs of the community and develops educational programs and techniques.
  2. Develops and implements effective educational programs for customer-owners, their families, and the community that are culturally relevant.
  3. Conducts in-service programs for case managers on nutrition and ensures that customer-owner educational programs are appropriate and consistent throughout the system.
  4. Applies knowledge of clinical principles and a wide variety of medical disorders and indicated therapeutic interventions.
  5. Ability to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the customer-owner’s cultural, spiritual, psychological, social, educational, and physical needs to develop a problem-oriented plan to address identified customer-owner needs.
  6. Applies knowledge of effective and diverse teaching principles and processes in planning, providing, and evaluating optimum health care.
  7. Ability to provide individual or family counseling, guidance, and health instruction to effectively assist customer-owners in understanding disease prevention and health maintenance.
  8. Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team.

Working Environment:

Outpatient Pediatrics

  • Individuals may be exposed to: fumes or airborne particles (under 1/3 time).
  • Noise Level: moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers and printers; light traffic).
  • Local Travel: SCF serves communities throughout the State of Alaska. Many of the communities are accessible via the Alaska road system. Individuals in this position can be required to travel to road-accessible facilities by either driving, or being a passenger in a vehicle, or by use of alternative transportation.
  • Remote Travel: SCF serves communities throughout the State of Alaska. Many of the communities are rural and cannot be accessed via the Alaska road or rail system. Individuals in this position can be required to travel to rural locations via various modes of transportation which can include small airplanes with additional local transportation by boat, snow machine, and/or all-terrain vehicle.

Primary Care

  • Individuals may be exposed to: none.
  • Noise Level: quiet conditions (i.e. library; private office).
  • Local Travel: SCF serves communities throughout the State of Alaska. Many of the communities are accessible via the Alaska road system. Individuals in this position can be required to travel to road-accessible facilities by either driving, or being a passenger in a vehicle, or by use of alternative transportation.
  • Remote Travel: SCF serves communities throughout the State of Alaska. Many of the communities are rural and cannot be accessed via the Alaska road or rail system. Individuals in this position can be required to travel to rural locations via various modes of transportation which can include small airplanes with additional local transportation by boat, snow machine, and/or all-terrain vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications:

SCF programs are established to serve a primary population comprised of Alaska Native people who are affiliated with Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) and Alaska Native and American Indian people within SCF’s geographical service area. Employees should have a thorough understanding of the cultures and the needs of this population. Such knowledge is critical to ensure the achievement of SCF’s vision of a Native Community that enjoys physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, and mission of working together with the Native Community to achieve wellness through health and related services:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college program.
  2. Licensed as a Dietitian in the State of Alaska.

Additional Qualifications for Registered Dietitian II:

  1. Minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a Registered Dietitian.
  2. One advanced certification from the following or as approved by the Administrator:
    • Certified Diabetes Educator
    • Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management
    • Board Certified Specialists in Pediatric Nutrition
    • Board Certified Specialist in Weight Management
    • Certified Nutrition Support Clinician
    • International Board of Lactation Consultant
    • Certified Lactation Counselor
  3. Successful completion of Competencies outlined in the Job Progression Checklist.

To apply click Here

Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

WIC PROGRAM MANAGER (COMMUNITY HEALTH SUPERVISOR)

 

Job Description

Provide overall direction and leadership for WIC. Plan, train, direct, and evaluate work performance of staff and contractors. Work with department supervisors, program staff, state staff, and community agencies to assess community needs, and plan and implement community health intervention strategies. Develop and manage program budget. Prepare grant proposals and reports. Represent the program, division, and department in the community through working with agencies, academic institutions, and policy makers. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Eduction and Experience

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Nutrition, Health or Behavioral Science, Health Care or Business Administration, Health Information/Informatics Management, or a related discipline and four (4) years of professional health or social services experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
OR
  • A Master's Degree in Nursing, Nutrition, Health or Behavioral Science, Health Care or Business Administration, Health Information/Informatics Management, or a related discipline and two (2) years of professional health or social services experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must be a Registered Dietitian through the American Dietetic Association at the time of application.
  • Must have a State of Alaska Dietitian or Nutritionist license within sixty (60) days of hire.
  •  Must have a valid State of Alaska Driver's License by time of hire.
  • Must have a current American Red Cross / American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification, or the equivalent, within 90 days of hire date.

 

Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Audio
  • Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • State of Alaska Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Program
  • 401(k) and 457 Savings Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Leave Plan
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • For overview of medical benefit package click here

 

Minimum Requirements for the Position

  • Must be willing and able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical
  • Must be able to obtain a ServSafe Manager certification within 6 months of hire
  • Must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing.
  • Must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training
  • Must complete all mandatory in-services annually
  • Must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray annually thereafter.

 

To apply, click here

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