Posted on Dec. 20, 2017
Now Hiring! Nutritionist
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The registered dietitian will be employed to provide nutrition services to the Tribe’s Elderly Nutrition Dept., Foster Home, Diabetes Program, the Fitness Center, the Community Wellness Center, the Medical Center, and as a referral resource to patients of CHR. Nutritionist will provide individual and group education sessions for Tribal members, work sites, meal sites, and other services as requested. Nutrition care will be provided in a comprehensive, accessible, culturally sensitive manner to tribal members and their families living on the reservation.
An individual must be able to successfully perform each of the essential functions of this position listed below with or without reasonable accommodation.
The Nutritionist will initiate community interventions that address major health issues such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity and poor eating habits, and instill awareness of maintenance of wellbeing through health promotion.
The Nutritionist will assist with reservation-wide screening programs (adult and youth) in the community.
The Nutritionist will assists program managers in disseminating information about diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, and prevention strategies using various modes of communication.
Prepare and submit monthly reports of contacts and services provided.
The Nutritionist will provide training for programs and departments on appropriate patient care related to diabetes and other nutrition related problems.
The nutritionist will participate in staff meetings, annual health fair and other appropriate health related activities as requested.
The dietitian will visit various program sites at least once monthly for periodic staff/client education and review menus for nutrition.
Perform other work related to duties as assigned.
Performs such other tasks as may be assigned from time to time Community Services Administrator.
An individual must be proficient in each of the competencies listed below to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.
Knowledge of program planning concepts and practices.
Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate nutritional services.
Knowledge of diabetes and maternal/child nutrition.
Ability to work independently and willingness to take initiative in addressing concerns and issues.
Knowledge of the cultural and social backgrounds of the Native American populations.
Skills in interviewing and communicating to illicit information and gain cooperation from clients and staff.
Ability to establish program goals and objectives and to assess program in relation to goals.
Skills in written and verbal communication. Ability to provide written and oral presentations.
Is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, listen and/or drive.
Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision and depth perception to be alert and aware of residents/outpatients and their surroundings.
In a lighted, ventilated and temperature controlled living environment.
May occasionally be exposed to dust, smoke, air contaminants, noise, humidity, and temperature extremes.
Work environment may occasionally be stressful.
An individual must have the following job availability to perform one or more essential functions of this position.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Flexibility: If necessary, may be asked to participate in program functions outside of these hours or location.
Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian required.
Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition required.
Three years experience in the field of public health nutrition or community nutrition.
Current and valid State Driver’s License and be eligible for vehicle insurance.
Must pass a criminal background check.
Background Check: Criminal History (based upon personal identifying information)
Native American preference is observed.
Bilingual, English and Spanish; knowledge of Kickapoo language a plus.
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