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REGISTERED DIETITIAN, CERTIFIED DIABETES CARE AND EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Company: Clinica Family Health
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: To uphold Clinica Family Health Services' mission to provide the highest level of continuously improving quality medical, dental, and behavioral care, health education and preventive services possible to the uninsured and underserved, embracing the values of:Service to OthersCreativityDiversityExcellent TeamworkDo the Right ThingMake Clinica a Great Place to WorkThis job exists to: Provide nutrition education and diabetes education and self-management to patients and their families to prevent and decrease complications of diabetes and other diseases while promoting health and self-management care.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides diabetes self-management education for patients and families including information on blood sugar control, glucometer use and maintenance, insulin and medication use and storage, diabetes self-care and self-management goal setting.Provides diabetes education for patients with diabetes during pregnancy or with gestational diabetes. Orders diabetes medical supplies as needed for patients with and without insurance.Provides nutrition counseling to patients during pregnancy, or patients with a nutrition-related condition.Provides expertise and nutrition counseling to clients in the Prenatal Plus program.Works with case manager and other care team members to counsel patients on nutrition or weight gain issues and provide expertise and advice to staff as needed.Plans, develops and implements nutrition or diabetes-related training for nurses, and the Prenatal Plus staff (social workers and case managers).Plans, develops and implements diabetes or other nutrition education activities or classes for adult patients and families.Develops and reviews diabetes and nutrition education materials for patients, families and staff.Assists in the development of the overall health education plan.Administers health education activities in related grants.Provides expertise in the area of program planning and evaluation to the case managers, clinic committees, and other committees as identified.Acts as a liaison to community resources and agencies in relation to diabetes or health education resources and activities.Assists with the implementation and ongoing training of an effective Quality Improvement Program.Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span.Participates in all chronic care group visits, upon request from provider and/or case managerAssists with informing Group Visit Oversight with information on how RD's can be used for groups as needed.Runs groups as needed, including Healthy Hearts group visit, with assistance from case managers.Completes and passes an annual competency assessment.Proficient in the use of My Clinica Connection.OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Maintain a safe work environment by remaining informed of and compliant with the clinic's safety policies, and in particular by application of safe practices in area of own responsibility.Compliance:Knowledgeable of and compliant with all laws and regulations governing area of responsibility.Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct.Cooperate fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance PlanImplements, reviews, and actively enforces the clinic's safety policies.Supports the safety program by actively looking for opportunities to improve safety practices and ergonomic issues.Random chart audits for accuracyAssures proper routine cleaning and storage of medical equipmentPerforms other duties and responsibilities, as required.SUPERVISION: NoResponsibilities:Leadership and modeling of Clinica values.SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:Provide patient education.Maintain accuracy of charts.Evaluate patients within the scope of professional knowledge and ability.Progress is reviewed quarterly and results are measured and formally evaluated annually.POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Education / ExperienceCurrent as a Registered Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Health Education, Public Health, Nutrition or related field or a Bachelor's Degree and two years' experience. Program planning and implementation skills required. Must have experience in program evaluation methods, chronic disease issues and health education and promotion. Must be a Certified Diabetes Educator or willing to work toward certification. Good organizational skills. Sensitivity to low income, ethnic minority community a must.Knowledge, skills and abilities:Ability to flourish in a team management systemSensitivity to low income, ethnic minority communityBilingual in SpanishExcellent leadership skillsSelf motivated ability to take initiativeInteracts with colleagues, team, and all staff in a professional and collegial mannerPRINCIPAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:All Clinica Family Health Services employees and managersPatientsOutside contacts such as community, other healthcare providersMATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:Medical supplies and equipmentComputerData and data-based development and resourcesTelephoneWORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.Usual office environment.Ability to travel from clinic to clinic in own vehicle as required.Compensation: Approximately $53,000-$70,500 per year. All individual pay rates are calculated based on the candidate's experience and internal equity.COVID-19 Vaccine (Required) Religious or Medical Exemptions available via application process. Clinica Family Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Clinica Family Health, Boulder , REGISTERED DIETITIAN, CERTIFIED DIABETES CARE AND EDUCATION SPECIALIST, Education / Teaching , Boulder, Colorado

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