Employment Opportunities

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
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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.

 

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North Star Behavioral Health

DIETITIAN

 

Job Description

The Dietitian is responsible for providing optimal nutritional care to patients in compliance with Joint Commission, company policies and procedures and standards of care for the dietetic profession. These areas include but are not limited to; standards of practice utilizing the nutrition care process for clinical assessment with regard to patient medical diagnosis, laboratory values, anthropometric measures, medications, age-specific requirements, and other co-morbidity factors. Additional responsibilities include; designing nutrition care plans, their implementation and monitoring while collaborating with other members of the health care team. Routine and timely patient care documentation. Making evidenced-based recommendations for nutritional supplementation as well as completing disordered eating assessments, providing weight management education and individualized medical nutrition therapy, meal planning, and providing nutritional consultations. The dietitian is responsible for communicating nutrition concerns to other members of the treatment team. The dietitian counsels and educates individual patients, families, staff, and the community in the application of medical nutrition therapy principles. 

 

The dietitian is primary in sharing of general food-and-health-related information. The dietitian provides monthly food-and-health-related article for the facility newsletter. The dietitian is responsible for providing bi-monthly therapeutic food-and-health-related educations in various patient-group settings. The dietitian is responsible for maintaining and updating food-and-health-related bulletin boards.

 

The Dietitian operates with the oversight of Dietary Manager within the Dietary Department. Responsibilities include: assisting in strategic planning for improvement in patient satisfaction; menu planning, nutritive analysis for meals and snacks, recipe development, ensuring compliance with the National School Lunch Program.  Creation of individual meal plans to meet medical allergy requirements while maintaining sensitivity to patient concerns and goals and patient care taker concern and goals. Attends all dietary department meetings as an educator/co-facilitator. Facility and department in-service training; and routine kitchen inspections; leadership in quality improvement of the foodservice department. 

 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Performs nutritional assessments according to facility policies and Joint Commission standards 

  • Meets directly with patients to complete assessments and educations 

  • Develops and monitors nutrition care plans

  • Maintains thorough documentation and record-keeping

  • Provides nutrition consultations as ordered by physicians

  • Provides therapeutic patient-group nutrition educations

  • Creates nutrition education materials including handouts, food-and-health-related bulletin boards, and facility newsletter

  • Serves as a resource to all members of the health care team related to appropriate nutrition care standards and quality nutrition care

  • Assists with special dietary functions, such as holiday meals and catering events

  • Ensures patient confidentiality at all times

  • Assists to ensure that services are provided using current theories, standards, and methods in nutrition and dietetics in accordance with regulatory bodies such as the Food & Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, etc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition or related field. 
  • Current certification as a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Licensure in accordance with the State of Alaska laws.
  • Continuing education in accordance with policies determined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for maintenance of registered status.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions;
  • Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles;
  • Capability of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis;
  • Effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers.

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.

 

General Working Environment

Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting; some risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); work load may include day, evening, night, weekend and/or holiday shifts.  Employees occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens, and loud noise levels. 

 

Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in a stressful environment; and the emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

 

Physical Requirements

Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage patients (ambulatory, non-ambulatory and physically aggressive); the ability to read, write and spend a great deal of time of a computer.

 

Must frequently utilize physical ability for sitting for long periods of time

Must regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.  Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees

Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations

 

Equipment/Materials UsedInformation

Telephone, computer, copier, fax machine, video player, small hand tools and writing instruments.

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) -Juneau, AK

CLINICAL DIETITIAN

 

SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.

 

Position Summary

Provide medical nutrition therapy at Ethel Lund Medical Center, for patients of all ages and a variety of medical diagnoses.

 

Position Complexities

The most difficult decisions or recommendations are analyzing disease states and providing Medical Nutrition Therapy. The Clinical Dietitian must have the knowledge and ability to provide patient education and therapy for a wide variety of disease states. The Dietitian must be able to customize the nutrition education based on the disease state, patient’s stage of readiness and lifestyle. It is important to work as part of an interdisciplinary team with other medical/clinic staff to coordinate the patient’s care.

 

Accountabilities

  • Provide nutrition assessments, counseling and medical nutrition therapy for patients of all ages and with a wide variety of medical diagnoses.  Document each assessment, counseling, and patient education session using the pcc, dictation system, and ALERT software.  Keep the nutrition program in compliance with Joint Commission standards and requirements.
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy as needed for patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, prediabetes and gestational diabetes.
  • Serve as member of Diabetes team and other teams as assigned. Actively participates in the interdisciplinary Case Management Team. Designs and implements a quality assurance nutritional program and gives feedback to the providers and medical director.

Position Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor Degree from school whose Nutrition, Dietetic, Institutional Management Programs is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA)
  • Completion of an approved dietetic internship program

Experience

  • Two years of experience as a clinical dietitian preferred

Registration/Licensure

  • Dietetic Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Licensure from the State Of Alaska, Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing required within six months of hire
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred

 

Other Information

At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.

We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

 

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