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Providence Health & Services Clinical Dietitian Specialist - Diabetes Clinic *1.0/Day*Up to $5,000 Hiring Bonus* in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Clinical Dietitian Specialist (Diabetes Clinic, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern system.

$5,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

In this position you will:

  • STANDARDS: Ensure that medical nutrition therapy is evidence-based practice in accordance with current standards and as outlined in the Nutrition Care Manual updated semi-annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Develop or assist with review of departmental policies and procedures. Assist with design and evaluation of menus and nutrition education materials. Remains current with updated standards of medical nutrition care through self learning and continuing education programs. Assists with evaluating quality assurance measures and implements changes to assure best practices. Assures technical competence for the specialty by annually reviewing processes, protocols, and assisting in updating competencies

  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Establish work priorities to ensure smooth work flow and patient interaction. Screen all patients and determine each patient's nutrition risk. Based upon this initial screen, perform nutrition assessment and develop nutrition plan of care for all patients at moderate or high risk. Responsible for nutrition education when medical nutrition therapy is an integral part of overall medical care. When requested, coordinates team operations to provide quality, efficient clinic services and maximizes comfort and confidentiality for the customer. Anticipates and prioritizes workflow and adjusts work assignments to prevent delays and meet workflow demands

  • DOCUMENTATION: Accurately determine and record a plan of care in the medical record. Responsible for communication of nutrition recommendations, plans, and needs to all members of the health care team. Documents ongoing follow-up of nutritional care plan and additional interventions instituted. Documents productivity by charging patient care related time per departments standards, reports any deviations to the Clinical Nutrition Manager in a timely manner. Gather patient data for clinical studies as needed

  • CONSULTATION: Consult with patients, physicians, nursing staff, therapists, pharmacists, coworkers, and other members of the patient care team keeping them informed of patient's nutritional progress. This process is documented as described above. Provide counseling and education individually tailored to the patient's specific condition and home situation

  • COMMUNICATION: Strong communication skills critical to managing interactions with a wide variety of people from differing literacy levels, languages, and cultures. Written skills necessary for documentation in the medical record, as well as providing written information for home use. Prepare and present in-service training for Food and Nutrition, Nutrition and interdisciplinary staff throughout the service area. Uses independent judgment, effectively recommending and/or taking action related to performance issues and customer complaints and concerns. Problem-solves effectively. Demonstrates professional interpersonal skills in communications with patients and others

  • CONTRACTING: Provide nutritional counseling services required by other community agencies or private institutions as specified in contractual arrangement or as a resource allowing other department programs to succeed

  • OPERATIONS: In collaboration with department manager/supervisor, provides feedback for performance reviews, evaluations, disciplinary process. When assigned acts as department representation at meetings and in committees. Assures department compliance with Joint Commission standards and practices

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Nutrition or related specialty

  • Current registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Licensure in accordance with the laws of the State of Alaska.

  • 3 years experience in nutrition related specialty

  • Advanced Certification in nutrition related specialty

  • Licensure in accordance with the laws of the State of Alaska

  • BLS Certification within 90 days of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 3 years clinical experience in area of expertise

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Dieticians and Clinical Nutrition Specialists (Licensed)

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 330855

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