Job or Position Title: Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator
Date Posted: 06/01/2017
Contact Person: David Jaquith
Company: Clinica Family Health
Web Address:*70A0280D6969C791
Status: Open
R.D. Required: Yes
Degree Required: Yes
Degree Area: Master's/Bachelors in Nutrition & Various fields
Closing Date
for Application:
Reports to: Manager of Dietetics
Job Requirements/
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: To uphold Clinica Family Health Services mission to provide the highest level of continuously improving quality medical, dental, and behavioral care, health education and preventive services possible to the uninsured and underserved, embracing the values of: " Service to Others " Creativity " Diversity " Excellent Teamwork " Do the Right Thing " Make Clinica a Great Place to Work

This job exists to: Provide nutrition education and diabetes education to patients and their families to prevent and decrease complications of diabetes and other diseases while promoting health and self-management care.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: " Provides diabetes self-management education for patients and families including information on blood sugar control, glucometer use and maintenance, insulin and medication use and storage, diabetes self-care and self-management goal setting. " Provides diabetes education for patients with diabetes during pregnancy or with gestational diabetes. Orders diabetes medical supplies as needed for patients with and without insurance. " Provides nutrition counseling to patients during pregnancy, or patients with a nutrition-related condition. " Provides expertise and nutrition counseling to clients in the Prenatal Plus program. " Works with Case Managers staff to counsel patients on nutrition or weight gain issues and provide expertise and advice to staff as needed. " Plans, develops and implements nutrition or diabetes-related training for nurses, and the Prenatal Plus staff (social workers and case managers). " Plans, develops and implements diabetes or other nutrition education activities or classes for adult patients and families. " Develops and reviews diabetes and nutrition education materials for patients, families and staff. " Assists in the development of the overall health education plan. " Administers health education activities in related grants. " Provides expertise in the area of program planning and evaluation to the Case Managers, clinic committees, Health Outcomes Committee and the Total Quality Management Committee. " Acts as a liaison to community resources and agencies in relation to diabetes or health education resources and activities. " Assists with the implementation and on going training of an effective Quality Improvement Program. " Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span. " Participates in all chronic care group visits. " Assists with informing Group Visit training with information on how RDs can be used for groups. " Runs groups as needed, including Healthy Hearts group visit, with assistance from CMs " Completes and passes an annual competency assessment. " Proficient in the use of My Clinica Connection.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: " Maintain a safe work environment by remaining informed of and compliant with the clinics safety policies, and in particular by application of safe practices in area of own responsibility. " Compliance: o Knowledgeable of and compliant with all laws and regulations governing area of responsibility. o Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct. o Cooperate fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance Plan " Implements, reviews, and actively enforces the clinics safety policies. " Supports the safety program by actively looking for opportunities to improve safety practices and ergonomic issues. " Random chart audits for accuracy " Assures proper routine cleaning and storage of medical equipment " Performs other duties and responsibilities, as required.

SUPERVISION: No Responsibilities: " Leadership and modeling of Clinica values.

SCOPE OF AUTHORITY: 1. Provide patient education. 2. Maintain accuracy of charts. 3. Evaluate patients within the scope of professional knowledge and ability. Progress is reviewed quarterly and results are measured and formally evaluated annually. Requirements POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

A. Education / Experience Masters Degree in Health Education, Nursing, Nutrition or related field or a Bachelors Degree and four years experience. Program planning and implementation skills required. Must have experience in program evaluation methods, chronic disease issues and health education and promotion. Must be a registered dietitian to work with Prenatal Plus program. Must be a Certified Diabetes Educator or willing to work toward certification. Good organizational skills. Sensitivity to low income, ethnic minority community a must.

B. Knowledge, skills and abilities: 1. Ability to flourish in a team management system 2. Sensitivity to low income, ethnic minority community 3. Bilingual in Spanish 4. Excellent leadership skills 5. Self motivated ability to take initiative 6. Interacts with colleagues, team, and all staff in a professional and collegial manner

PRINCIPAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: " All Clinica Family Health Services employees and managers " Patients " Outside contacts such as community, other healthcare providers

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED: " Medical supplies and equipment " Computer " Data and data-based development and resources " Telephone

WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: " Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. " Usual office environment. " Ability to travel from clinic to clinic in own vehicle as required.

Starting Salary: Competitive with the market
Starting Date: Available now
Benefits: We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits along with PTO and paid holidays along with a retirement plan.

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