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.
· 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:
· 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:
· 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.
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.
· 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
· 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
· 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
· 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
· 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
· 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
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!
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.
(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
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.
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NANA Management Services (NMS)
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:
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:
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:
Additional Qualifications for Registered Dietitian II:
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Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska
WIC PROGRAM MANAGER (COMMUNITY HEALTH SUPERVISOR)
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
Minimum Requirements for the Position
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