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Frontline National Published: September 3, 2019
Location
Columbia, South Carolina
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Frontline National is currently seeking a Dietitian for a full- time opportunity at the Moncrief Army Health Clinic at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Please call our office directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

 Job Duties:

  • A. Medical Nutrition Therapy:  The contractor serves as a registered dietitian (RD) as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dietitians, behavior health specialist, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals. Determines optimal medical nutrition therapy utilizing a four-step nutrition care process: (1) nutrition assessment; (2) nutrition diagnosis; (3) nutrition intervention; and (4) nutrition monitoring and evaluation. Evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines assist the RD and patient in making decisions about nutrition care and the treatment plan. Assesses health and nutrition history to include chief complaint, history of present concern, past medical and surgical history, laboratory values, medication and supplement use, activity level, typical eating patterns, cultural background, psychosocial issues that impact on nutritional status, and other conditions, (i.e., food preferences and meal preparation). Performs anthropometric measurements as needed to assess nutritional status such as waist circumference and body fat analysis. Performs nutrient analysis of dietary intake and estimates nutrition requirements specific for the clinical condition. Incorporates various patient-centered counseling and education techniques such as motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy to enhance understanding and compliance of diet modifications. Instructs patients on use of electronic or print food and activity diaries to improve compliance and monitoring of diet modification. Manages patient care through evidence-based treatment plans to include follow-up routine telephonic monitoring, secure messaging, and web-based care. Monitors patient compliance through metric indicators such as waist circumference, lipid abnormalities and iron levels. Contacts patients for follow-up care and diet counseling.
  • B. Performance Nutrition and Soldier Fueling:Army Weight Control Program:   Assists commanders and supervisors by providing weight reduction counseling to individuals who are enrolled in the Army Body Composition Program (ABCP). Provides Commanders with memorandum documenting nutrition counseling. Assists Soldiers who consistently exceed his or her personal weight goal of five percent zone below the screening table weight ceiling. Provides substantial help to the Soldier on a proper dietary program before confronting the finality of the screening table and initiation of official action if the body fat standards are exceeded. Weight Management: Conducts weight reduction counseling based on the Soldier’s individual nutrition care plan. Weight reduction counseling can be conducted individually, as a group, or a combination of individual and group sessions such as Fit for Performance Group sessions often incorporate other allied health professionals such as a psychologist, physical therapist or pharmacist. Monitors weight reduction program effectiveness by conducting anthropometric measurements such as weight, waist circumference, and body fat. Instructs patients on the use of electronic or paper food and fitness diaries to increase diet compliance, weight loss, and behavior change. Tactical Athleticism: Works closely with Commanders to provide nutrition education programs to maximize human performance optimization and eventual combat performance. RD attends battalion and brigade Commander Calls as special staff, providing a brief as directed. Provides unit level educational programs such as nutritional refueling, supplements, effective use of caffeine for performance, and sleep hygiene and foods naturally designed to help prevent injury. Soldier Fueling Initiatives: Provides front-line installation support and marketing for (SFI). Works closely with dining facilities to promote Go for Green (G4G), digital application of G4G and Fueling for Performance programs. Individualized Wellness Plans: Develop individualized wellness plans based on comprehensive risk-factors for weight, tobacco and alcohol use, exercise rates, nutritional status and blood pressure. Conduct counseling or referrals appropriate to the individual’s identified needs to include one or more of the following: Nutritional counseling, physical activity plan, alcohol and smoking cessation counseling and services, stress management and health approved dietary supplements. 30%
  • C. Community Outreach:Supports holistic health promotion and wellness activities. The RD proactively pushes positive nutrition and health messaging throughout the military installation. Uses all avenues to promote nutrition and health such as speaking engagements, a guest on local radio shows, writing educational articles for facility newsletters and the installation newspaper, as well as other newsprint media outlets. Participates in wellness events such as health fairs, unit training, wellness screens, and other similar activities. Develops nutrition education programs for various groups in the military community, (i.e. fitness center, commissary, intramural athletic programs and Army Reserve units). Serves as the food and nutrition representative on the garrison-based Community Health Promotion Council. Works closely with the Military Nutrition Environment Assessment Tool (m-NEAT) program lead and registered dietitians at the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and the Exchange Services (AAFES). Maintains liaison and support with the (DeCA) dietitian for monthly DeCA food and health promotions. May conduct commissary tours to promote healthier food choices or disease-specific food selections. Collaborates with Exchange staff dietitian on Operation Be Fit promotions. Capitalizes on Exchange partnerships and initiatives to promote healthier food choices around the clock and life-long fitness and wellness for the Soldier and Families. 20%
  • D. Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration and Performance Improvement:Participates in patient care huddle. Provides patient-centered nutrition care through collaborating with interdisciplinary team. Promotes and participates in team-based group therapy for treatment of obesity, bariatric surgery, diabetes, eating disorders, and smoking cessation. Works closely with the pharmacist on patient-centered medication management in relation to diet therapy, supplements, and herbs. Educates physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists on current medical nutrition therapy research and practice. Conducts in-service training to staff. Records medical nutrition therapy in patient's medical records. Uses Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ADIME format (assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and progress) method of documentation. Correctly maintains Defense Medical Human Resources System – Internet (DMHRSi) account to properly allocate workload. Ensures all authorized patients are logged and recorded in the following computer systems: CHCS (Composite Health Care System), AHLTA (Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application), ADS Ambulatory Data System). Reports daily and monthly statistics in accordance with regulations to appropriate systems. Actively participates in the performance improvement program. Identifies areas for improvement in patient care, establishes objectives for improvement and reports on the progress of attaining objectives. Monitors nutrition metrics, iron levels, body mass index, waist circumference, and LDL. Completes and reports ongoing performance improvement indicators such as metrics, patient satisfaction and peer review. Maintains and compiles data for potential future educational projects, studies, and research. Ensure National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and The Joint Commission (JC) standards are met. Participates in the Nutrition Care Division peer review.

Experience:

  • One year of specialized experience in diet therapy after graduation.

Education:

  • Successfully graduated from a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a didactic program for dietetics approved by the Commission on Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Education (ACEND)of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Security:

  • National Background and Credit Investigation
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

 License/Certification and Training:

  • Current registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Shall have and maintain an active, valid, unrestricted, current license if required. Must be successfully granted provider privileges by the performance location Credentialing Committee and commander and maintain privileges.
  • All personal services contract health care providers must maintain a current, active, valid and unrestricted license or authorizing document from any U.S. state, District of Columbia; or U.S. territory or jurisdiction to provide health care within the scope of practice for a specific health care discipline.  This license must be current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid (the issuing authority accepts and considers QA information (i.e. practitioner professional performance and conduct in determining continued licenses), and unrestricted (not subject to restriction pertaining to the scope, location, or type of practice ordinarily granted to other applicants for similar licenses in granting jurisdiction).
  • All contract service providers must possess and maintain current course completion documentation for Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) through an American Heart Association approved training program. BLS shall be renewed prior to expiration.  Online certification is not acceptable.

 Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Full-Time (40 Hours a Week)
  • Will be required to work on federally recognized holidays when on-call.
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