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Frontline National Published: January 21, 2019
Location
MacDill AFB, Florida
Job Type
Category

Description

Frontline National is currently seeking a Dietitian for full-time opportunities at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL.  Please apply online or contact a Recruiter, 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.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

 Summary:

Strengthens human performance and total force readiness by providing nutrition awareness, education and intervention programs while promoting nutrition environment that facilitates healthy eating behaviors targeted at Air Force members. Responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating all Health Promotion (HP) nutrition‐related prevention programs and services in accordance with (IAW) Air Force Instructions, guidelines, and population needs. Administers nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, evaluation, counseling, comprehensive nutrition prevention programs, and various other health and nutrition programs/activities that meet needs of the installation community. The organizational location of this position is on the Air Force installation.

Job Duties:

  • Unique Government Training: Must attend and successfully complete the Health Promotion Workshop targeted at new employees within 18 months of hire. If travel is required, the ordering location will use a reimbursable travel contract line item.
  • Must be able to use basic computer applications for word processing, record keeping, resentations, and nutrition assessment (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Outlook and any additional electronic medical record, patient documentation as needed).
  • Should be a role model in weight, fitness, and other healthy lifestyle behaviors.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication, ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals, and ability to use technology to present and convey the information effectively.
  • Must be involved with Community Action Team events
  • Executes nutrition policy and standardized program requirements IAW instruction and guidance established by AF/SG and communicated through AFMSA HP and the Air Force Associate Chief for Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Uses evidence‐based principles, practices and procedures of the science of dietetics and behavior change and public health environmental theories required to plan, implement and evaluate Health Promotion (HP) nutrition programs (such as m‐NEAT and HeRO programs).
  • Administers comprehensive nutrition prevention programs, nutrition assessment, prescriptions, coaching/counseling, and various other health and nutrition programs/activities that meet the needs of the installation community at large.
  • In partnership and collaboration with HP staff, assesses nutrition behaviors, environment and needs of the beneficiary population using available and applicable tools; determine/prioritize appropriate installation nutrition priorities IAW AF HP healthy weight and nutrition goals.
  • Employs evidenced‐based nutrition methods and behavior change theories in conjunction with collaborative partners and stakeholders to develop, coordinate, implement, market and evaluate comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary nutrition programs and services, as well as other related worksite wellness programs, aimed at nutrition improvement, total force readiness and disease prevention/intervention for the targeted population.
  • Regularly researches, develops/acquires, collect accurate data for and maintains materials to implement comprehensive evidence‐based nutrition programs and services to meet population health priorities and beneficiary needs.
  • IAW AF Dietitian Credentials provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for clients across the age and disease spectrum from the MTF at a minimum to maintain skills and meet requirements to maintain credentials.
  • Conduct nutrition assessment/evaluation which includes nutrient intake, activity level, appetite, intake of vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, and other complimentary alternative medicine usage, weight history, taste changes, feeding problems, food intolerances, food‐drug interactions, unhealthy dietary behaviors, socioeconomic and ethnic background, documented medical history, current diagnoses and medical treatment modalities, current drug therapy, and clinical signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies.
  • Employs adult learning, behavior change theories (e.g. Motivational Interviewing, coaching, counseling), and teaching techniques to conduct a variety of individual and group nutrition and lifestyle interventions.
  • Maintains data quality management (e.g. coding, MEPRS) and reporting requirements in program execution IAW AF instruction and guidance, the Joint Commission and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • Documents nutrition education and /or medical nutrition therapy IAW AND Nutrition Care Process, AND Nutrition Care Manual, and other applicable standards in the electronic health record.
  • If applicable, apply the basic principles of enteral and parenteral nutrition support, along with principles and practices of clinical dietetics and medical nutrition therapy in order to plan, develop, and independently coordinate medical nutrition therapy intervention, and interdisciplinary care plans.
  • If applicable, conduct studies, analysis, and document findings to evaluate staff, food, nutrition supplements/feeding or meal alternatives and therapies, supplies, equipment, and service in order to improve the efficiency of the operation.
  • If applicable, apply current food service systems management, principles, and practices within a healthcare environment.
  • Serves as the nutrition expert, consultant, and advocate to support a comprehensive Air Force Fitness Program for the installation.
  • Provides expertise to develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition programs for all populations with specific focus on worksite wellness within AF units.
  • Communicates and coordinates nutrition health promotion programs among local leadership and targets beneficiary; primarily Active Duty populations.
  • Employs appropriate social marketing tools to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Participates and is actively involved in teleconferences, updates, working groups, review panels, symposiums related to nutrition education/MNT programming, management or operations.
  • Delivers briefings, educational sessions, seminars, and worksite wellness programs.
  • Maintains positive relationships with both internal and external MHS customers.
  • Works closely with the interdisciplinary team to identify target populations
  • Reports standardized program results, requested data, and helps evaluate program improvement to better support Air Force readiness, Airmen resiliency and long‐term positive lifestyles that support health.
  • Uses talent and expertise to move AF/SG and HP strategy forward with standardized programs and metrics. Communicates with the MAJCOM Dietitian Consultant and MAJCOM Health Promotion designee if questions regarding HP strategy cannot be answered at local level or through participation in monthly All Call and Nutrition Specialty Calls.
  • Will be required to travel, at Government expense, to attend directed training and/or conferences
  • Networks with other professionals, agencies and stakeholders via Health Promotion working group to effectively serve the needs of the community, worksites and Air Force commanders.
  • Trains Air Force diet technicians as necessary to develop, extend, and improve nutrition services in the community.
  • Partners and oversees initiatives related to supporting nutrition education, healthy eating, sleep optimization, tobacco free living and physical activity as part of the installations’ Health Promotion policy and HeRO Program.
  • Provides standardized nutrition and wellness tips and /or articles for base newsletters, worksite wellness materials, and installation wide announcements created by HQ AFMSA.
  • Works cooperatively with food service and other stakeholders to help improve the appeal and nutrition quality of meals and Go for Green labeling and the installation environment as it influences healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Provides outreach and technical assistance to Child Care Centers, Youth Centers and DFAC nutrition programs.
  • Counsels Airmen (men and women of the Air Force) on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, and recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.
  • Counsels Airmen on achieving and maintaining a level of body mass, body fat, and muscle mass that is consistent with good health and good performance.
  • Using Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) resources: Evaluates nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy; monitors use of supplementation in installation populace. Plans and executes commissary wellness events, cooking demos, healthy shopping tours; coordinating with local DeCA representative with emphasis on the Nutrition Guide Program, labeling, healthful shopping, cooking, eating and other needs, such as diabetes prevention, weight management, and low-fat cooking.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Completion of the following:

  • 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) or completion of a post-Baccalaureate degree Dietetic Internship Program of supervised practice (for a minimum of 1200 hours) accredited by ACEND

Experience:  Candidates must have the following experience:

  • Possesses no less than three (3) years of experience in the last 5 years in health promotion, obesity and weight management, lifestyle counseling, sports nutrition or nutrition education. Must have experience coordinating and facilitating group health education classes and activities, organizing and implementing outreach events, and working with beneficiaries across the age spectrum.

Security:

  • National Background
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work site

 License/Certification and Training:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) with American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • Current registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) 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. Must be Board eligible Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) or Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Schedule:

  • 80 hours (2week)
  • Schedule may vary
  • Federal holidays not required
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