REPORTS TO: Clinical Director
JOB STATUS: Full-time/Non-Exempt/Rotating Locations
OPEN DATE: July 31, 2023
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
Functions as a member of the clinical team, assessing nutritional needs of WRFCHC patients. This includes, but is not limited to planning, coordinating, and evaluating the nutritional component of health care services for specific comorbidities and throughout the life span.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works independently and in collaboration with WRFCHC medical team(s) and community outreach programs.
Conducts nutritional assessment and provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) based on disease process, using the Nutrition Care Process (NCP). Disease processes may include but are not limited to prediabetes, diabetes, gestational diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy, adult obesity, childhood obesity, malnutrition, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.
Provides diabetes nutrition counseling/education to the patients and their families that are consistent with cultural, social, and physiological requirements.
Works with the diabetes educator/coordinator for each facility in coordinating services aimed at reducing the incidence of diabetes, assists in maintaining the diabetes registry assuring all data is current and accurate, analyzes and interprets diabetes data, compiles diabetes-related reports including diabetes audit and cost and care report.
Responsible for educating diabetic patients about disease, process, management, complications, and treatment using the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES).
Assist the diabetes educator/coordinator in coordinating all preventive care for the diabetic patients, including, but not limited to annual labs, EKG, retinal eye exams, dental exams, etc.
Observe patients, record significant conditions and reactions, and notify the supervisor or primary care provider (PCP) of the patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents of in-person visits.
Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by the PCP including patient and family instruction.
Participates in department or WRFCHC quality improvement activities as needed.
Keep up with or contribute to the latest food and nutritional science research.
Other duties as assigned to maintain/enhance the operation of the department.
Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. The curriculum must have been in accordance with ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
Must be licensed by the Wyoming Dietetics Licensing Board
Knowledge of food service management, food sanitation and safety.
Knowledge of current federal regulations that govern programs with a nutrition component to provide consultation to Native American groups.
Must be culturally sensitive to the Native American population.
Knowledge and ability to provide nutrition therapy care to a specific age of the patients served.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check under the Indian Child Protection Act and Family Act (P.L.101-630).
Current BLS Certification or must be able to obtain it within 60 days of hire.
Competitive wages (no state or local tax)
18 different medical insurance packages
Dental and vision insurance
Retirement plan with 4% match
Leave Benefits to accommodate all employees’ needs for paid time off for: personal time, sick time, civic responsibilities.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION CRITERIA:
- Submit a complete application with supporting documents either online or to WRFCHC Human Resource Department located at 120 North 6th East St (Old DFS Bldg.), Riverton WY. Applicants must submit all supporting documents to be eligible for the position they are applying for.
- Supporting documents: Proof of Covid Vaccination and Booster, Driver’s License, Tribal ID, High School Diploma/GED, Degree or professional credentials, and other supporting documents that verify required qualifications.
- WRFCHC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
- Applicants not living in the local area may submit a cover letter, resume, and supporting documents in lieu of an application as an initial statement of interest for a particular job announcement. However, the applicant must follow-up with an official Wind River Family and Community Health Care job application.
- Applicants who have a current application on file are required to submit a letter of interest for each position in which they want to be considered for. The letter should address how they meet each qualification. Supporting documents must be attached to the letter of interest.
- Telephone calls are not accepted in place of an employment application or letter of interest.
- When the position qualifications require a driver’s license, education, or professional credentials, the applicant must submit copies of certificates, licenses, degrees, and other supporting documentation. Applicants who do not provide supporting documents will be disqualified.
- WRFCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference will be given to a qualified tribal member, then a qualified tribal member of a federally recognized tribe and then other qualified candidates.
- Qualified Indian Preference applicants must provide a copy of their tribal enrollment identification card or a Certificate of Indian Blood.
- Background investigation, drug and alcohol screening are required as a condition of employment. Refusal will render the applicant ineligible for employment.
For information or questions, please contact Human Resources at 307-856-9281 ext. 367.