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Registered Dietitian

Company: Access to Healthcare Network
Location: Reno
Posted on: January 13, 2019

Job Description:

About Us: Access to Healthcare Network (AHN) is a vibrant, dynamic non-profit organization interested in recruiting like-minded healthcare professionals with a passion for working in an exciting, fast paced environment. This position involves the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of individuals in our community and affect positive change in the healthcare system as a whole. In becoming a part of the AHN team, you will be treated with the utmost respect and quickly become part of our family. To learn more about Access to Healthcare NetworkGo to: http://www.accesstohealthcare.org/about/ If you want to enjoy going to work, getting the support and assistance you need to do your job effectively, and crave an environment of caring and commitment, please continue reading: Job Purpose: The role of a Dietitian at AHN is to oversee the nutritional well-being of our clients by providing nutritional therapy and successfully engaging them in disease self-management education including cooking and nutrition classes. Our vision is to create a comprehensive nutrition and disease self-management education program that can be integrated into our existing care management programs that serve individuals with multiple chronic diseases with a focus on diabetes, heart disease, HIV, and other cardiovascular/metabolic diseases. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of conducting nutrition assessments and creating appropriate nutritional plans accordingly. You should be able to analyze the effectiveness of interventions and use metrics to implement data-driven improvements. You should also actively keep up with the latest nutritional research, integrating new findings into diet plans and nutritional services. The ideal applicant has experience providing nutrition education to patients and mitigating risk factors. You must be ready to collaborate with all members of a client's care team including physicians, nurses, care managers, and care givers in order to tailor dietary services and improve patient outcomes. The Registered Dietitian should be a great communicator, critical thinker and leader. This is a salaried position. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Assesses client's needs and works with the team to develop an individualized education plan of care to facilitate the development and application of needed skills to positively impact disease management Identifies patient's specific disease self-management and medical nutrition therapy goals, and develops unique educational care plan to best meet individual needs and lifestyle Implement personalized, age-specific and culturally appropriate nutrition strategies Confers with referring provider or provider's office staff regarding patient's individual care plan and progress; establishes and records baseline data for use in monitoring and evaluating ongoing progress Facilitates classes to educate patients/families in disease self-management, identify self-management objectives and modify behavior and lifestyle; topics include overall disease management, coping with the disease and managing risk factors; motivational techniques, healthy eating and physical activity; how their medications work, monitoring health status; explains the risk of complications; documents education activities and interventions in accordance with established procedures Conducts individual training sessions for clients who need to work on specific disease self-care skills in order to reduce existing risk factors or for other medically-necessary reason Create and maintain positive working relationships with AHN program partners based upon a foundation of diligence, timeliness and follow through Work with the client and care team to identify clinical, socioeconomic and mental/emotional barriers to them achieving positive health outcomes Screen for and refer to appropriate health-related programs and classes Act as an advocate for the client as needed/when appropriate with program partners, treating physicians/providers, insurance companies, community organizations to ensure the client is receiving the care/resources they need Participate in team meetings designed to enhance the effectiveness of both individual staff and the program as a whole Process, maintain and gather protected health information from clients and program partners in a manner compliant with all HIPPA regulations. Maintain proper notes and documentation Abide by all AHN policies and guidelines Have fun and keep a sense of humor Other tasks and duties as assigned Education Minimum Bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited college or university Must be a current registered dietician Experience Minimum One years of professional experience as a registered dietician Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent customer service skills Experience Preferred Three years of professional experience as a registered dietician Experience in providing medical nutrition therapy to at risk populations Experience in providing disease self-management education to at risk populations Experience in working with socioeconomically disadvantaged populations Experience working with data bases and software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point Other Requirements: Ability to be both compassionate and professional while serving our population Ability to successfully engage and communicate with patients/clients to achieve desired behavior modification and associated health outcomes Must successfully complete required training in topics such as: motivational interviewing, chronic disease self-management, effective communication, health coaching, etc. Must be willing and able to see clients in a hospital and/or clinic setting if necessary Be able to stand between 4 - 6 hours per day Be able to sit at a computer for up to 4 - 6 hours per day Be able to withstand hand/wrist deviation and repetition Must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive the AHN Company Car when needed Must be able to lift, carry up to 30 pounds with a fair consistency Flexibility; Each department selects the hours of work schedule for the department staff based on the department's needs. This schedule may change at any time according to the department's needs. Required to pass a background check through the State of Nevada Work environment The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the employee usually works in a climate-controlled office environment The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the position, but are not necessarily a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of employee(s) so classified. As such, responsibilities, duties, and required skills may be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the business needs of Access to Healthcare Network. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract or implied contract for employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. As a full time employee at Access to Healthcare Network you will qualify for: Medical and Dental/Vision benefits CEU classes 85% employee medical premiums paid by AHN 50% employee dental premiums paid by AHN Spouse and dependent coverage Health Reimbursement Account 32 hours PTO annually 10 days paid sick leave annually 15 days paid vacation leave annually 7 paid holidays annually 3 - 5 days bereavement leave Employee Assistance Program

Keywords: Access to Healthcare Network, Reno , Registered Dietitian, Healthcare , Reno, Nevada

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