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Dietitian - Corpus Christi Naval Base, TX- Supporting Military 220552

Company: Luke & Associates, Inc.
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:


Site Of Service

Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, TX.

  • Family Practice Clinic, Naval Health Clinic (NHC) Corpus Christi, TX.
  • The health care worker (HCW) may be required to provide services at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Kingsville, TX and Fort Worth, TX as alternate worksites.
  • The NBHC Kingsville clinic is located approximately 45 miles from NHC Corpus Christi, TX.
  • The NBHC Fort Worth, TX clinic is located outside the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
  • Services may be required at the NBHC Kingsville clinic location no more than twice per month.
  • Services may be required at the NBHC Fort Worth clinic once every three (3) months for the duration of no more than three consecutive days per instance.

    Position Qualification/Requirements
    • Degree/Education: Successfully graduated from a baccalaureate or graduate degree program 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).
    • Certifications: Must have Basic Life Support certification as required by the MTF.
    • Registration: Possess current registration as a Registered Dietitian from the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    • Experience: One year of specialized experience in diet therapy after graduation.
    • Licensure/Registration: Current registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Shall have and maintain an active, valid, unrestricted, current license if required by the state.
    • U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
    • English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
    • HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract and TO.

      Specific Duties
      • Provide dietary consultations to the Primary Care Mangers (PCMs) of NHC Corpus Christi and its associated Branch Health Clinics in person, by telephone, or via secure messaging as needed.

        Core Duties
        • Plan and organize work of considerable difficulty and responsibility under minimal supervision.
        • Participate in research and performance improvement studies.
        • 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 intolerance, food-drug interactions, unhealthy diet 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.
        • Apply the basic principles of enteral and parenteral nutrition support.
        • Apply principles and practices of clinical dietetics and medical nutrition therapy in order to plan, develop, and independently coordinate medical nutrition therapy intervention, interdisciplinary care plans, and nutrition education activities.
        • 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.
        • Apply current food service systems management, principles, and practices within a healthcare environment.
        • Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services.
        • Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
        • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
        • Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
        • Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.
        • Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
        • Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.
        • Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.
        • Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
        • Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.
        • Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.
        • Actively participate in the command's Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
        • Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employe -es (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
        • Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.
        • Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
        • Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.
        • Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
        • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.

          • Services shall be provided Monday through Friday between the hours of 0700 and 1700.
          • The HCW shall be scheduled for an 8 or 9 hour shift including an uncompensated 30 minute to 1 hour meal break (depending on shift length).
          • The HCW shall be on duty for 80 hours every two (2) weeks.
          • In no instance will the HCW exceed 160 hours per four (4) week period.
          • At the mutual agreement of the HCW and the government, alternative schedules may be implemented such as a compressed work schedule, as part of the HCW's normal tour of duty.
          • Specific days, hours, and shift length will be scheduled by the designated government representative.
          • The specific schedule for each two-week period will be provided 1 month in advance by the government supervisor or designee.
          • Any planned absences of the HCW shall be communicated to the government supervisor in advance.
          • At the mutual agreement of the contractor and the Government, alternative schedules may be implemented such as a compressed work schedule.
          • Any changes in the schedule shall be coordinated between the HCW and the government.
          • The Government reserves the right to change shift hours with 72 hours' notice to accommodate patient care needs and mission requirements.

            Special Requirements/Skills

            Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

            Luke & Associates does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


Keywords: Luke & Associates, Inc., Corpus Christi , Dietitian - Corpus Christi Naval Base, TX- Supporting Military 220552, Healthcare , Corpus Christi, Texas

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