Title:  Registered Dietitian
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Location: Longview, WA
Classification:  Part Time
Opening Date: April 20, 2022
Salary: $32.92-$46.08 per hour DOE
Closing date: Open until filled

Position Summary: Creates nutrition plans to improve the health and physical conditions of patients by analyzing patients’ health status, goals and dietary restrictions; tracking patients’ dietary intake and progress; and educating patients on how to maintain a balanced diet. Adheres to HIPAA and confidentiality requirements. Honors and represents the mission, vision, values of CIT and of the HHS department.

***If you are a Veteran or a Tribal member and would like this to be considered for hiring preference, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, and other Duties as assigned.

Assesses patients’ nutritional and health needs; counsels patients on nutrition issues and health eating habits.
Develops meal and nutrition plans in consideration of patient preferences and clinic budget.
Evaluates the effects of meal plans and modifies the plans as needed.
Analyzes menus and recipes for nutritional adequacy.
Creates educational materials about healthy food choices for clinic distribution.
Documents patients’ progress and completes all required patient documentation in electronic health systems.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge in latest food and nutritional science by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
Promotes better health by developing and conducting wellness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle programs and events activities and events for the American Indian / Alaska Native population, with specific care to include practices and customs of Northwest Indian Tribes.
Presents wellness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle programs and events for CIT HHS at local and regional meetings; collaborates with surrounding agencies and other HHS departments to build partnerships in supporting program needs and initiatives.
Works with a multi-disciplinary team to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive clinical and community-based nutrition program.
Maintains positive relations with community members and agencies by providing educational workshops and seminars related to the needs of CIT; serves on boards and steering committees for state and federal government agencies; conducts community needs assessment.
Keeps leadership and other departments informed of status of patients and/or program activities by attending meetings and submitting reports.
Adapts to changes in safety protocols and procedures.
Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.
Knowledge of food and nutrition principles, concepts, and methodology to apply sound nutrition practices to patient diets.
Knowledge of training, education principles and techniques applicable to teaching nutrition to the patients served.
Knowledge of eating and dietary habits of American Indian / Alaska Native populations.
Skill in treating patients with tact, courtesy, and respect.
Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
Skill in supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
Skill in making effective decisions in emergency situations.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to exercise independent judgment.
Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, health, or related field.
Licensed Dietitian or Nutritionist.
Two years’ work experience in patient nutrition or related experience.
A combination of relevant education and related work experience may be considered.
Valid driver’s license is required.
Experience working within American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities preferred.
Must be able to successfully pass a background screening / investigation according to the established requirements below.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Background Investigation Requirements:

Pre-employment drug screen.
Reference checks, education and employment verification.
Federal, state, and/or tribal criminal history and sanction checks including fingerprint verification.
Has not been found guilty of, charged with, received a deferred sentence, received a conditional discharge of, or entered a plea of not contest to, or entered a plea of guilty to any one felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence, sexual assault, molestation, exploitation or sexual contact; prostitution; or crimes committed against person(s) or children.

This position requires qualified applicants to be fully vaccinated including COVID-19 vaccines on the first day of employment.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The position requires occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.
***If you are a Veteran or a Tribal member and would like this to be considered for hiring preference, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace. – Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and a criminal background check. The Cowlitz Indian tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.