Dietician at Olymia, WA Capital Medical Center

Job Description Position Summary: Provides individualized diabetes self-management education/ training to individuals and groups according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional performance for Diabetes Educators (AADE, 2005). The Registered Dietitian is a member of the interdisciplinary team working in the out-patient diabetes education program. The RD utilizes the care process consistent with their license or certification including initiation of interventions within individual scope of practice. The RD incorporates diabetes education principles that are current and reflective of the standards set forth by the American Diabetes Association, The American Association of Diabetes Educators and The American College of Endocrinologists in respect to the management of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Job Requirements KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • In-depth knowledge about current diabetes treatment management. • Able to lead and effectively manage groups. • Ability to develop a collaborative, therapeutic alliance with individuals. • Basic computer skills (use of Internet and e-mail). Position Qualifications: 1. Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards. 2. A healthcare professional who is also a certified diabetes educator, or who is eligible to become a certified diabetes educator. 3. Current State of Washington RD license. 4. 6 months experience providing diabetes education and/or 15 contact hours within past year in diabetes and diabetes clinical and educational subjects preferred. 5. Current BLS card. Essential Job Functions*: 80% (Instruction of program participants): 1. Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing. Communicates with staff and patients in a professional, polite and courteous manner. Gathers data and documents observations clearly, legibly, and in a timely manner. Documents / communicates interventions in the patient’s chart and with the practitioner. 2. Collects DSME/T program participant assessment data, using the AADE7 framework, in a collaborative and ongoing manner. 3. Collaboratively develops educational goals, learning objectives and a plan for educational content and teaching methods with DSME/T program participants. 4. Provides educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods and maximizes the use of interactive training methods. 5. Collaboratively develops an individualized follow-up plan with each program participant. 6. Evaluates effectiveness of educational services provided by measuring attainment of learning objectives. 7. Conducts a follow-up assessment upon completion of DSME/T program services, using outcome measures from the AADE7 Continuum of Outcomes Framework. 8. Documents assessment data, educational plan, educational services provided and evaluation results in each participant’s educational records. 9. Utilizes a team approach to provide services and collaborates and communicates with team members when needed. 10. Identifies when a program participant’s needs are outside the scope of the instructor’s practice and expertise, plus arranges for additional services to meet needs. 20% of the time: 11. Participates in the development of training materials. 12. Contributes to, and participates in, a continuous quality improvement process to measure DSME/T program 13. To identify and address opportunities for improvement. 14. Appraises his/her performance to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement and to develop a plan for improvement and growth. 15. Participates in peer review process to evaluate performance of other professional instructional staff. Essential Physical, Mental and/or Environmental Working Conditions: Must be able to meet the physical/mental demands of position with or without accommodation. See checklist (page 2) for specific physical, mental and environmental working conditions. 1. Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times. 2. Must be able to work in a busy and stressful environment. 3. This position has the potential for placing the employee at risk for occupational exposure. Definition of occupational exposure: any reasonable anticipated eye, skin, mucus membrane, or potential contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee’s duties. To apply, go to and select “APPLY” from the bottom of the page.

Contact Information

Breanna (Leas) Baildon, RDN, CD @ 360-570-3053