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Registered Dietitian

Registered Dietitian

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• 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.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-7492
Email: hr@millelacsband.com
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