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Registered Dietitian

Progressive Community Health Centers, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted December 8, 2022.

We’re HiringDo you have a passion for our community and the skill set to support growth at an up-and-coming health organization?

Progressive Community Health Centers is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Registered Dietitian at our Lisbon Avenue Health Center.Who are we?Founded in 1999, Progressive Community Health Centers is an independent non-profit organization that operates four clinic locations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More than 100 employees support our agency’s mission to improve the health and quality of life of the community by providing culturally competent services that address identified needs.

We provide high quality, comprehensive care to roughly 16,000 patients annually, a majority of who are low-income.

No one is ever turned away from our clinics based on insurance status or ability to pay.

We value a patient-centered philosophy and provide range of services that include family medicine, internal medicine, women’s health, urgent care, dental, radiology and integrated behavioral health.

We also offer supportive services such as case management, health education and benefits enrollment.JOB SUMMARYThe Registered Dietitian delivers comprehensive and seamless services that bridge the gap and integrate clinical and self management aspects of diabetes care.

The Registered Dietitian is an integral part of the inter-professional team and provides collaborative, comprehensive and person-centered care, and education conducive to behavior change and improved quality of life across the lifespan.

The Registered Dietitian supports and advocates for people affected by diabetes to optimize quality care.

The RD promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that reduce risks and optimize health outcomes.ResponsibilitiesIntegrates skills and knowledge of pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical management, cardiometabolic conditions, and self-management of diabetes into clinical practice.Advocates for and communicates about improved quality of care and outcomes for those living with, at risk for, and affected by diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions.Actively participates in the quality improvement (QI) process and adapts practice/process based on QI findings.Partners with individuals to deliver care and education conducive to behavior change and improved quality of life for self-management of diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions across the lifespan.Applies current research and evidence-based care to practice.Applies business principles, systems practice, and population health management to support achievement of the Quadruple Aim (reduced costs, better outcomes, improved experience, and improved work life for healthcare providers).Applies the AADE7 self-care behaviors to educate on and initiate behavior change.Engages in lifelong learning and serves as a role model of professionalism.Provides quality diabetes self-management education and medical nutrition therapy (limited to Registered Dietitians) in individual and group settings based on assessed needs.

Utilizes appropriate teaching techniques that are sensitive to the learning preferences of the person with prediabetes or diabetes.Completes comprehensive assessments for each patient including emotional and behavioral health, interprets personal health data, develops an individualized care plan based on the patient’ assessed needs and goals and promotes successful self-management.Complexity of WorkWithin scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment.Licensure/Certification/RegistrationValid license based on location of practice as a Dietitian (must be registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and Certified Dietitian in State of WI), or Registered Nurse.Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist credential preferred/eligible.

If not already CDCES will sit for the certification examination within 24 months of hire date.

EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree in nursing, or dietetics/nutritionEXPERIENCE:Diabetes self-management education and support experience preferred.It is mandatory that all employees, employed providers and volunteers are vaccinated.

All hired candidates must submit proof of vaccination prior to their orientation.

This is a mandatory requirement for Progressive Community Health Centers.

The purpose is to minimize exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 and the influenza virus in the workplace by providing occupational protection to employees and thereby preventing exposure to members of the community, which we serve.

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