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Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Tribal Clinic Registered Dietitian in Auburn, Washington

JOB SUMMARY

The Registered Dietitian provides culturally appropriate nutrition guidance and education to the Tribal community in both a clinical setting and through community outreach; Consults with the multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive patient care; Creates nutrition flyers, articles, etc. to distribute to the Tribal community. The position requires knowledge of clinical nutrition as it relates to disease states in an outpatient or community setting, especially in relation to diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attendance:

  • To be in attendance and on time.

  • Assessment Skills:

  • Collect data pertaining to patient assessment after receiving a referral from the patient’s primary provider in a systematic manner. Focus on health history, medications, and current risk factors.

  • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs of patients.

  • Assess nutritional needs utilizing current health plans. Develop and implement dietary care plans and provide nutritional counseling with patients on reoccurring basis.

  • Conduct case management on an ongoing basis utilizing all health components, i.e. medical, physical, exercise and counseling to achieve greatest results.

  • Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Advise patients, members and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.

  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve quality of life.

  • Plan and conduct training programs and educational presentations in dietetics and nutritional education for the community.

  • Prepare food demonstrations.

  • Utilize the HWC Health Education Team for greatest impact on outreach in the community.

  • Write articles related to nutrition and dietetics for local newspaper.

  • Utilize and facilitate group nutrition education (all ages).

  • Create nutrition handouts, flyers, and articles on an ongoing basis.

  • Be able to effectively educate patients on the relationship between diet and disease.

  • Safety:

  • Practice within the parameters of licensure and demonstrates accountability for own professional conduct.

  • Communication:

  • Represent MIT Health Program in a positive and professional manner when interacting with patients and the community.

  • Accurately reports patient data to the appropriate person.

  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with fellow employees, supervisors, directors, and providers.

  • Provides patient education based on identified learning needs and basic health care principles.

  • Document patient information in a concise, clear and thorough manner.

  • Proficient in written communication and documentation of patient care components utilizing our electronic medical record system.

    OTHER DUTIES:

Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular duties.

EDUCATION - EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR POSITION

  • Graduate from an accredited Registered Dietary program in the United States.

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Dietitian in the State of Washington or ability to certify within 60 days of hire.

  • Three (3) years of experience with Weight Loss Management and diabetes education.

    PREFERRED:

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition or Public Health.

  • Certified Diabetes Educator.

  • Experience working with a Native American population.

  • Experience with mindful eating counseling.

  • Awareness and experience with the connection between trauma and eating behaviors.

  • Experience and effectiveness in Group Education.

  • Experience in providing nutrition counseling to patients pre and post bariatric surgery.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language in person, by phone and in writing.

  • Ability to be physically active up to 80% of the time to include standing, lifting up to 40 pounds, bending, pushing, pulling, and reaching. Occasionally required to walk, drive a motor vehicle and reach with hands and arms.

  • Able to work with multidisciplinary group of health care providers.

  • Able to work independently and be self motivated

Job LocationUS-WA-Auburn

of Openings 1

Division Health

Job Status Salaried

Type Contract

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