Responsible for all aspects of the W.I.C Program, including supervising staff, providing nutrition training, preparing reports, maintaining program budget and providing W.I.C Services to clients. Serves as team leader for the W.I.C Program and responsible for nutritional needs assessment, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for Maniilaq Health Center customers referred by health care providers. Responsible for developing Diabetic nutrition plans and counseling W.I.C clients who are identified to be at high nutritional risk according to Alaska State W.I.C guidelines. Trains health professionals in nutritional assessment and medical nutrition therapy, menu development and patient nutrition education in accordance with the grant special needs for both the Maniilaq Association WIC and the Diabetes Program.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides W.I.C vendor monitoring and education in compliance with AKDHSS W.I.C guidelines.
2. Provides training for the Nutrition Assistant, W.I.C CPA’s, Health Educators, and Community Health Practitioners (CHPs) specific to the W.I.C Program.
3. Coordinates services with the Public Health Nursing, Community Health Practitioners and other health care professionals.
4. Hires, trains and supervises the W.I.C program staff and develops and submits the W.I.C Grant proposal.
5. Monitors the W.I.C Program budget and authorizes expenditures for program funds.
6. Communicates with Food Service Managers regarding related issues and provides technical advice, in-services as needed and prepares cycle and modified menus for Food Service Departments.
7. Establishes and carries out a quality improvement program in nutrition and dietetic services and maintains applicable JCAHO standards.
8. Provides nutritional counseling for W.I.C clients identified to be at high nutritional risk by Competent Professional Authorities (CPAs) and completes W.I.C nutritional care plan, follow up and document actions in W.I.C client records.
9. May be called for emergency and non-routine dietary consultation after regular work hours, may assist other Maniilaq programs with diet planning for their customers on request and may perform other tasks as assigned by the Nutrition Program Manager.
10. Travels to villages to provide W.I.C services, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education.
· Registered Dietitian (RD) with the American Dietetics Association required.
· CDE Desirable.
· Two years directly relevant experience required, including nutritional assessments of patients of varying ages.
· Understands the developmental needs of all patients throughout the continuum of life and disease states and is able to adjust care to meet patients’ needs.
· Ability to use the computer to assist with workload and ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
· Good communication and patient care skills.
· Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting in rural Native Alaskan communities.
Come join a compassionate and adventurous team in a wonderful professional work environment. You will get to live above the Arctic Circle, discover Inupiat culture and experience life on the tundra with intriguing people who are balancing the preservation of their traditional language and customs while implementing the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality service.
• Relocation for the employee and family
• Sign on/Retention Bonus
• Yearly continuing education compensation
• Subsidized housing
• PTO earnings & cash out options
• Free health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance for the employee
• And more! Please contact Jeanne.email@example.com for additional information.
Job Location- https://www.nwabor.org/village/kotzebue/
Kotzebue is located 549 air miles northwest of Anchorage and is 33 miles above the Arctic Circle. There are no highway systems that connect the region with the rest of the state, however Kotzebue’s Ralph Wein Memorial Airport supports daily jet service to Anchorage and Nome as well as smaller prop-driven aircraft to 11 surrounding villages.