The Diabetes Center located at Tanana Valley Clinic is hiring a part time Dietitian who will function primarily as the non-diabetes nutrition counselor and educator to provide nutrition assessment and counseling to a wide range of patients seeking nutrition intervention for disease management and prevention. This includes weight management, cancer, gastrointestinal, eating disorders, heart disease, diabetes, tube feeding, pediatrics, and more.
The part time schedule will vary depending on patient, community, and team needs for full time out of office coverage. The selected candidate will also represent the Diabetes Center at community education events, develop and provide presentations, and participate in performance improvement projects.
About Tanana Valley Clinic
Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC) has provided state-of-the-art medical services to the Fairbanks Community and Interior Alaska for over 50 years. TVC is a 73-provider multi-specialty group. We have an excellent group of physicians and clinical staff, many of whom have been at TVC for 20+ years, as a testament to our friendly work environment. Our passionate staff seek to make TVC the Medical Home for the people of the Interior of Alaska.
This position manages a complex caseload of patients by providing comprehensive nutritional assessments and developing appropriate nutrition care plans and monitoring outcomes of plans. Provides patient and family nutrition counseling and education. Develops Nutrition Standards of Practice and Education material in collaboration with peers. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary Health Care team providing input into patient care policies, programs, quality improvement activities and provides in-service education in areas of expertise.
Provides comprehensive nutrition assessment of patients' nutritional needs. Obtains timely and appropriate data and analyzes/interprets data based on evidence-based standards and nutrition practice guidelines.
Evaluates effectiveness of the care plan and communicates effectively to the other members of the healthcare team to provide optimal nutrition outcomes. Provides pertinent information in the medical records, patient plans of care and/or clinical pathways while meeting requirements of regulatory agencies (i.e. Joint Commission, CMS, State and Local Agencies).
Provides nutrition education to patients, families, staff and other health care team professionals through the development of effective teaching materials and in-service programs; Evaluates patient and/or family response to education.
Provides leadership in area of coverage, monitors proper patient care procedures and acts as liaison with nursing areas. May participate in process improvement teams. Serves as mentor to new staff.
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities in clinical areas to ensure optimal nutrition care outcomes are achieved. May participate in outcome studies as needed. In some roles, this position may manage assigned staff: recruits, selects, trains, evaluates, manages performance.
Must possess knowledge of nutrition and dietetics demonstrated through the completion of a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and/or Dietetics. Must be a Registered Dietitian or RD Eligible (academic and professional requirements as defined by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association; RD credentials within 6 months of hire). Must hold current registration through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association and be able to maintain ongoing registration while providing verification of registration annually. Maintains current licensure as required by State law.
Must be able to communicate effectively and function independently. Must be effective at prioritizing assigned patient case load.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Wage determination based on education and experience as related to the minimum qualifications specified.
Imagine the impact your unique skills and abilities would bring to the people of the Alaskan Interior at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic, or the Denali Center. While each of our facilities play a different and crucial role in the healthcare of our community, we unite under the same mission: People First. Community Focused. Excellence, Every Time.
Community owned and operated, ...the 1,650 employees of Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center feel a great responsibility towards our patients, our community and each other. People First. We are dedicated to the delivery of compassionate health care. We believe in kindness and courtesy to every patient, every visitor, every employee, every person, every time.
It takes a tremendous variety of strengths to meet the health care needs of our community. We offer a wide range of careers – nursing, finance, housekeeping, culinary, engineering, information technology radiology, pharmacy, rehab therapies and more. As the largest private employer in the interior, Foundation Health Partners employs some of the brightest, most compassionate people in Fairbanks.
So, if you want to make a difference, you want to work with great people and you want to earn competitive benefits, join the 1,650 employees of Foundation Health Partners.