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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North Star Behavioral Health
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.
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.
Education and Experience
Minimum Requirements for the Position
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.
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
Telephone, computer, copier, fax machine, video player, small hand tools and writing instruments.
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) -Juneau, AK
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.
Provide medical nutrition therapy at Ethel Lund Medical Center, for patients of all ages and a variety of medical diagnoses.
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.
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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