Employment

Employment at Heartland CARES means that you are part of a dedicated team that consistently strives for excellence in delivering health care services and social service support to individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Heartland CARES, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Openings

 

POSITION:                Clinic Dietitian

DEPARTMENT:        Primary Care

REPORTS TO:           Clinic Manager

STATUS:                   Part-Time (.8 FTE), Exempt, Salaried

 POSITION OVERVIEW

The Clinical Dietitian plans, implements, manages, and evaluates Heartland CARES’s nutrition education and counseling programs.  The Dietitian provides, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and counseling to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) based on clients’ individual comprehensive needs assessments.  Additionally, s/he conducts outreach to hard-to-reach under-served communities through nutrition workshops or lectures for clients, professionals, and the public.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts nutrition assessments for all patients. Develops and implements an individualized plan for nutrition intervention in accordance with the patient’s medical program goals and objectives, nutrition prescription, and self-management training,  May require development of a therapeutic plan for specialized nutrition support
  • Provides nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy for PLWHA as part of an interdisciplinary health care team, using nutrition interventions to help patients manage symptoms of HIV and possible side effects of medication, reduce susceptibility to opportunistic infections, improve nutritional status, promote response to medical treatment, and improve overall quality of life
  • Provides nutrition education for chronic medical conditions
  • Utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and measures progress towards outcomes of medical nutrition therapy interventions. Reassesses nutrition care process and implements changes as indicated
  • Participates in quality improvement activities so standards of care can be maintained
  • Communicates with the medical team through interdisciplinary meetings
  • Provides appropriate documentation in Electronic Health Records system in a timely manner that summarizes the nutrition care plan in the patient’s medical record, including nutrition assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation, and progress toward goals
  • Demonstrates accountability for the proper use of patients’ protected health information
  • Serves as a resource to medical staff and allied health personnel on nutrition issues
  • Assists in the education of dietetic students and interns. Plans learning experiences, teaches, and evaluates performance
  • Participates in community projects and education as needed/assigned
  • Conducts culturally appropriate group nutrition presentations for ambulatory clients, professionals, and the public on nutrition as co-therapy in medical management of HIV/AIDS
  • Maintains dietetic registration, state licenses and complete continuing education requirements
  • Develops and implements an individualized plan for professional growth and development including participation in professional organizations and activities, workshops, seminars, and staff development programs
  • Participates in departmental and interdisciplinary meetings, task forces, and projects
  • Complete required CareWare documentation
  • Manage, purchase, and distribute nutritional supplement products
  • Schedule appointment with patients for nutrition counseling
  • Conduct follow-up phone calls with patients as needed
  • All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, or related area, granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) and the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) or eligible for registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association; Certification/Licensure as required by state of practice

SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form to patients, public, medical staff, and physicians
  • Ability to function independently on assigned patient care
  • Ability to counsel and educate others
  • General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Detail-oriented and outcomes driven

 

 

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Heartland CARES provides medical care and a number of supportive services for individuals living with HIV and AIDS and their families.