About the Job

Job Title

Clinical Dietitian - $25.25 to $39.15 per hour

Job Category

Clinical Dietitian

Company

Tanana Chiefs Conference
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Tanana Chiefs Conference

Job Description and Requirements

Salary: $25.25 to $39.15 per hour DOE

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pharmacy, S/T and L/T Disability, Life Insurance, Profit Sharing Plan, 403(b), EAP, 12 paid holidays, 15-30 days/year PTO, Tuition Assistance

Job incumbent will provide therapeutic nutrition information to CAIHC patients, CAIHC and TCC staff, and other related duties.

Essential Functions: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by the incumbent. Incumbent may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Representative Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Diabetes Program, job incumbent will:


1. Provide comprehensive medical nutrition therapy to CAIHC/TCC Diabetes Program for diabetes, pre-diabetes, and gestational-diabetes patients through one-on-one visits and/or group classes.
2. Provide nutrition and dietetic consultant services to CAIHC/TCC staff.

3. Provide other preventative nutrition services as needed to TCC beneficiaries, with priority on patients at high risk for acquiring chronic metabolic diseases and conditions.

4. Provided nutrition and education services to patients via AFCAN tele-health carts when indicated and appropriate.

5. Develop nutrition education materials including articles for the Council, display cases, health fair boards, patient handouts, and class activities.

6. Manage, implement, and maintain the nutritional supplement program for TCC beneficiaries adhering to TCC policies and guidelines.

7. Perform comprehensive, detailed chart reviews and nutritional assessments to determine patients ability to meet criteria for nutritional supplementation adhering to TCC policies and guidelines.

8. Maintain the gestational and pre-diabetes registries, auditing charts regularly to check for conversion to diabetes mellitus and/or to determine appropriate and targeted prevention efforts.

9. Organize, implement, and manage diabetes prevention programs across the TCC region.

10. Assist villages in developing community-based diabetes prevention programs, and travels to those villages as needed to facilitate implementation of those projects.

11. Travel to villages to participate in health fairs, nutrition education, and prevention programs.

12. Assist TCC with policy changes/and or recommendations for nutrition, lifestyle, and employee-health related initiatives.

13. Assist with Special Diabetes Program for Indians grant renewals (yearly).

Other Responsibilities:

1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics.

2. Must hold a current Registered Dietitian license (RD) with the State of Alaska.

3. Previous experience working in Rural Alaska or providing medical care to Alaska Natives preferred.

4. Basic computer skills and general office skills.

5. Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

6. Familiarity with medical terminology.



Supervision: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical demands: Work requires considerable walking, standing, stretching, bending, and lifting to assist patients, move equipment, and issue supplies. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and push or pull up to 200 pounds, when positioning or moving patients. Employee may deal with patients who are substance abusers or emotionally disturbed.

Work Environment: Work is primarily in a clinical setting, but regular travel to villages in accordance with SDPI requirements is necessary. May be frequently exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials which may result in possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens, Category II

Summation: Patients served are Alaska Natives, so cultural sensitivity should be exercised. Incumbent must have pleasant manner. Previous medical and office skills includes taking vital signs, health measurements, medical terminology, universal precautions, typing, computers, filing, word processing, management of appointment book, and accurate message taking. Position requires village travel and/or deviations in standard working hours to accommodate villages and village clinics requests for assistance and/or services. May also require after-hours work to facilitate and teach group prevention and education classes.

This job description is not an employee agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Contact

Dana Wassmann
Please contact our Recruiter Dana Wassmann at 907-452-8251 extension 3335 or dana.wassmann@tananachiefs.org
907-452-8251 [tel]
dana.wassmann@tananachiefs.org

[posted Apr 15, 2014]

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