REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-11-076
Title REGISTERED DIETITIAN
Supervisor HHS DIRECTOR
Department HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Location WELLPINIT, WASHINGTON
Status PART-TIME
Rate of Pay DOQ/DOE
Opening Date SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Closing Date OPEN UNTIL FILLED

INTRODUCTION:

The registered dietitian will be employed to provide nutrition services to Woman, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC), Senior Meal Sites, Headstart, the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI, and as a referral resource to patients of I.H.S.  Individual will provide individual and group education sessions for students, their families, adults, work sties, meal sites, and other service systems as requested.  Nutrition care will be provided in a comprehensive, accessible, culturally sensitive manner to tribal members and their families living on the reservation and in adjacent communities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The dietitian will initiate community interventions that address major health issues such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity and poor eating habits, and instill awareness of maintenance of well being through health promotion.
  • The dietitian will assist with reservation-wide screening programs (adult and youth) in the school and community.
  • The dietitian will assists program managers in disseminating information about diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, and prevention strategies using various modes of communication.
  • Prepare and submit bi weekly reports of contacts and services provided.
  • The dietitian will provide training for the Community Health Representatives (CHR’s) about appropriate patient care related to diabetes and other nutrition related problems.
  • The dietitian will participate in monthly staff meetings, annual health fair and other appropriate health related activities as requested.
  • The dietitian will visit the Senior Meal Program sites at least once monthly for periodic staff/client education and review menus for nutrition.
  • Perform other work related to duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

  • Knowledge of program planning concepts and practices.
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate WIC services.
  • Knowledge of diabetes and maternal/child nutrition.
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to take initiative in addressing concerns and issues.
  • Knowledge of the cultural and social backgrounds of the Native American populations.
  • Skills in interviewing and communicating to illicit information and gain cooperation from clients and staff.
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives and to assess program in relation to goals.
  • Skills in written and verbal communication.  Ability to provide written and oral presentations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered Dietitian required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition required. 
  • Three years experience in the field of public health nutrition or community nutrition.
  • Posses current and valid Washington State Drivers License and be eligible for vehicle insurance through the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
  • Must pass a criminal background check through Washington State Patrol.
  • Must pass drug and alcohol testing upon employment and random testing during the course of employment.
  • Must have a current CPR Certificate, and TB test.

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department
Or, can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com
Contact: Regina Flett or Molly Abrahamson
(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6574
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040 FAX: (509) 458-6556
E-mail:   reginaf@spokanetribe.com or molly.abrahamson@spokanetribe.com
Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department No Later Than 4:30pm on The Closing Date
The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy
Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period