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Community Dietitian Nutritionist


Location:
Ketchikan, AK


URL:
https://secure.beaconinsight.com/servlet/jobs/kic


Job Description:

Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) Overview:


Ketchikan, Alaska is a cozy coastal town, rich in community and culture. Ketchikan Indian Corporation has the honor to be the governing body for the Natives in the Ketchikan area. The Tribe began direct delivery services to the native residents with only two staff Members in 1975. The staff has grown to over 100 employees with the increased identification of the Tribal community needs. Beginning in 1992 KIC became a signatory in a compact of self-governance between Southeast Tribes and the United States of America, providing services to Tribal Members in a Government to Government Relationship, upholding Sovereignty for Tribal Members. The Tribal Council, as the established governing body, provides oversight and works in collaboration with the KIC staff, who focus on daily business operations to provide the highest quality of programs and services to Tribal Members. Traditional Southeast Tribal values drive KIC. The KIC mission is to preserve Tribal Member’s sovereignty, enhancing economic and cultural resources and promote self-sufficiency and self-governance for their citizens through collaboration, service, and advocacy. KIC partners with the community and Tribal Members to deliver services and provide assistance in improving the lives of all Tribal Members.


INDIAN PREFERENCE:


Consistent with Public Law 93-638 and other federal laws recognizing inherent right of the Tribe to exercise Indian Preference. Documentation of Tribal Enrollment must be included with application submission.


Job Summary


The incumbent in this position will participate in the delivery of the KIC Tribal Health Clinic’s Diabetes Program and the Diabetes Prevention Programs and other health promotion programs and activities.  The position is housed in the Wellness Department and will provide medical nutrition therapy for patients with diabetes, other chronic diagnosis and nutrition related conditions. The person will also provide health education to individuals and groups with chronic care needs to assure best practices positive outcomes.  Other responsibilities include participation in a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals from a variety of settings within KIC and Alaska Tribal Healthcare agencies. The activities and responsibilities of the position are carried out in accordance with grant guidelines, policies and procedures of KIC Tribal Health Clinic, Indian Health Service and American Diabetes Association standards of care.


Essential Job Functions:



  • Provide medical nutrition therapy, develop and implement nutrition care plans for individuals and groups in outpatient and group settings;

  • Participate in health education for diabetes and chronic disease prevention projects and activities;

  • Assist with the monitoring and reporting to satisfy grant requirements and ensure their accuracy and timeliness in submission to supervisor, tribal government, IHS, AADE;

  • Monitors the overall quality of activities and projects; identify problem areas and communicate quality control, training, and other corrective measures as needed to supervisor and in accordance with grant and tribal guidelines;

  • Works collaboratively within the wellness team to maintain and develop processes necessary to provide high quality health promotion prevention and treatment education, classes, programs and activities;

  • Serves as a team member liaison by providing communication and collaboration with other health care agencies;

  • Assists the Wellness Manager in development, implementation, and evaluation of monitoring and tracking systems to assure continuity of care according to KIC, AAAHC, State, Federal and Indian Health Service standards of care;

  • Serves as Community Registered Dietitian Nutritionist resource to the staff regarding Wellness Department health promotion activities;

  • Conducts interdisciplinary education on the services and advantages of evidenced based best practices for Health Promotion and Nutrition processes, programs and activities including orientation of new employees to the Wellness/ Diabetes Case Management services;

  • Assists Wellness Manager with development of policies and procedures for clinic practices related to Wellness Department and other needs to assure compliance with accreditation standards.


LICENSE(S)

State of Alaska Dietitian Nutritionist or eligible to practice in the United States as a commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) accredited by Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Proficient in providing culturally appropriate 1:1 or small group counseling and patient education.

Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or eligible to apply for certification within two years of hire.



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