Employment 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.

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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.

 

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