Title: Clinical Dietitian Range: 16
Program: Nutrition Status: Non-Exempt
Housing Priority: 3 Covered: Yes
Responsible for nutritional needs assessment, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for Maniilaq Heath Center inpatients and outpatients referred by health care providers. Primary responsibility is to work collaboratively with the Maniilaq Association clinical medical nutrition needs to ensure that all receive appropriate medical nutrition therapy and nutrition intervention. Develops nutritional activities. Assesses the nutritional needs of patient and makes nutrition recommendations to other professionals. Trains health professionals in nutritional assessment and medical nutrition therapy upon request. Serves as a professional resource for services related to nutritional assessment, medical nutrition therapy, menu development, diabetes education as needed and patient nutrition education. Reports jointly to the Chief Nursing Officer and Inpatient Manager.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics, or related field. Must have a Registered Dietitian license in good standing. State of Alaska Dietitian License required within six (6) months of hire. Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) with the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification required within two (2) years of hire. Understands the developmental needs of all patients throughout the continuum of life and disease states and is able to adjust care to meet patient’s needs.
Ability to use the computer to assist with workload and Cerner. Ability to perform with minimal supervision. Good communication and patient care skills. Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting in rural Native Alaskan communities.
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