FULL-TIME | NON-EXEMPT
WEEKDAYS | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Flex schedule on Tuesdays
To provide nutrition education and care coordination for pediatrics, adults, and families to prevent and or manage chronic disease within the scope of his/her training, certification and licensure.
1. Plans, coordinates, and provides patient-specific nutrition and health education based on the chronic or associated conditions identified such as obesity, high blood pressure, and cancer prevention.
2. Provides individual diabetes nutrition education, helping patient identify best nutrition method that considers effects and associations of nutrition related to lifestyle, medicine, insulin delivery systems, and food access.
3. Provide weight loss and pre-diabetes consults and specific medical nutrition therapy for identified youth, adults, and families.
4. Assists patients with the identification, selection, monitoring and documentation of self-management goals, monitoring the patient’s progress toward goal achievement and modifying as needed.
5. Provide group education using approved curriculum for patients with diabetes and families in accordance with Indian Health Service (IHS) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines and recommendations.
6. Meal plan for health program classes and events following food safety protocols.
7. Develop an ongoing, rotating internship/volunteer Registered Dietitian/nutritionist program to enhance patient education.
8. Act as Health Care Home (HCH) Care Coordinator, seeking to understand and meet the needs of the patient through respectful and caring interactions with patients, their families and other health professionals.
9. Serve as a linkage between patients and their internal and external healthcare and service providers to improve coordination of services and information flow to ensure effective treatment plans.
10. Works with the patient, providers, and HCH Care Team members to develop and maintain an individualized clinical Care Plan for the patient, reviewing regularly and updating as needed.
11. Assist with performance improvement initiatives including IHS annual audits, ADA internal audits, Minnesota Community Measurement, Uniform Data System (UDS), and HCH.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Experientially prepared in areas of chronic disease care and patient education.
2. Strong personal leadership skills; exhibits excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
3. Ability to understand and meet the needs of the patient through respectful, courteous and caring interactions with patients, families and other health professionals.
4. Knows, understands and adheres to organizational policy related to the patient’s rights for confidential care.
5. Knowledge of and respect for American Indian cultures and other cultures served by IHB.
6. Actively participates and works positively, flexibly and cooperatively in a team effort to accomplish the goals of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis.
7. Manages time effectively and prioritizes task completion to meet deadlines.
8. Advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills (Outlook, Word and Excel).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Registered Dietician licensed in the State of Minnesota required
2. 2+ years of experience providing nutrition education and working with patients who have diabetes in the American Indian community
3. Experience in care coordination services
4. Experience leading Quality Improvement activities
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a clinical setting, to include EMR documentation
Indian Health Board of Minneapolis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
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