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Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The Registered Dietitian provides nutrition services, training and education to clients, staff and the community. She/he is responsible for the development and implementation of the Diabetes Prevention Program and Healthy Heart Project. She/he will collaborate on the development of all HHS policies, objectives, procedures and activities related to nutrition.
• Registered dietitian (RD) with current licensure to practice in MN, or RD eligible with licensure obtained within the first 3 months of employment
• Bachelor’s in Dietetics, Nutrition, Health Promotion and Wellness, or related field required.
• Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in nutrition, public health, chronic disease management or health education required.
• Must be CPR certified or willing to attain within 3 months of employment.
• Able to work independently with minimum supervision. Capable of independent judgment and decision-making.
• Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in program management.
• Excellent oral, written communication skills. Must be able to show detailed and timely documentation.
• Demonstrated time management skills with a proven ability to prioritize work.
• Possesses in-depth knowledge and understanding of health promotion and disease prevention and the demonstrated the ability to teach those principles.
• Ability to pay attention to detail and work under time constraints.
• Ability to teach health issues and lead discussions for large and small groups.
• Knowledge of local medical services available to appropriately assist clients.
• Computer skills in a windows environment including spreadsheets, Excel and Word processing.
• Experience in American Indian culture and able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity.
• Able to keep current with changes in policy, regulations and standard of practice in the treatment and care of the diabetes population.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists with the management of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grant and program services.
Works in collaboration with the Grants department in the writing and submission of grant applications, grant reports and other required documentation.
Provides nutrition education to staff, clients and the community.
Collaborates with all departments to coordinate nutrition education.
Is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of Diabetes Prevention Program and Healthy Heart Project for HHS.
Maintains currency in nutrition education and treatment.
Completes documentation to support billing for services provided.
Completes clinical quality metrics and reporting.
Collaborates with the clinicians to support patient education and treatment of nutrition-related conditions.
Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of participants and other caregivers.
Must maintain strict confidentiality and abide by HIPPA regulations.
Develop, review and select appropriate educational materials.
Collaborate with other community health resources; e.g. Indian Health Service, other Tribal Health programs and community agencies.
• Nature of work is such that the incumbent experiences periods of moderate to high stress levels while dealing with patients, family members, and others.
• Work is exclusively indoors in a controlled climate area.
• Work exposes incumbent to contagious or infectious diseases, blood borne pathogens, and other bio-hazardous conditions.
• Work requires use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, and gloves. Strict adherence to safety procedures mitigates the risk.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours.
• Limited travel within the state is required.