Dietician (St Ignace) Closes - Open Until Filled
- - Government - Community Health - Nutrition
- St Ignace, MI, USA
- Year Round - Full Time
The Dietician, under the direction of the Nurse Supervisor, is responsible for providing Medical Nutrition Therapy and counseling/education to individuals, groups and programs in the community using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Standards of Practice.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Plans therapeutic diets based on medical and physical conditions of patients.
- Instructs patients and families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, food selection and preparation.
- Consults with health care team concerning nutritional care of patients.
- Plans and participates in group or community education and screening activities.
- Writes educational articles for the Tribal paper and the program's website.
- Reviews menus provided by other Tribal entities, makes recommendations.
- Participates in development of program proposals for grant funding.
- Assists with meeting grant requirements related to nutrition.
- Assists with the overall appearance and function of the office and building.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Attends required trainings per Sault Tribe Health Division procedures.
- Serves as preceptor and mentor for dietetic students and interns.
- Provides services at War Memorial Hospital dialysis unit as assigned by the Nurse Supervisor.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers and outside vendor/service providers and contractual service partners.
Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, near vision, typing; frequent sitting, use of midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; occasional standing, walking, pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, use of smell, driving, bending and cooking. Working conditions include frequent exposure to air quality and occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, noise and vibration. Potential hazards include constant patient contact, computer use; frequent medical equipment use, infectious exposure; occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock, high exposed places, chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, needles and syringes, equipment use and exposure to food and latex and plastic. Personal protection equipment/clothing needed to perform job include gloves and other protective equipment as needed.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics required; Master's Degree preferred.
Experience: One year of experience working in public health, clinical, or outpatient dietetics preferred.
Certification/License: Must be Certified Registered Dietician and maintain Dietetic registration and meet continuing education requirements. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of MNT (Medical Nutrition Therapy), Nutrition Care Process and scope of dietetics practice required. Knowledge/application of normal nutrition and chronic diseases required. Knowledge of the electronic health record software preferred. Must be able to use word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Knowledge of motivational techniques for effecting behavior change required. Must have excellent counseling skills and be sensitive to cultural and economic differences. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Must be able to work extended hours when needed. Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to work under pressure and handle difficult situations. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.