Department Name: 7H361:INTERNAL MEDICINE & DIVISIONS - INFECTIO
This position will serve as an essential member of the multidisciplinary care team at the Bluegrass Care Clinic and will provide services to HIV-positive patients enrolled and eligible for the Ryan White grant program. The Dietitian/Master Licensed Diabetes Educator will provide individual consultation regarding food, nutrition, and it’s impact on HIV/AIDs and other co-morbid conditions (Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, etc). The Dietitian will serve as part of the multidisciplinary care team at the Bluegrass Care Clinic and will meet with patients during regularly scheduled appointments. The Dietitian will provide unique appointments and follow-up outside of the regularly scheduled appointments to provide more detailed counseling on food and nutrition, as needed. As a Master Licensed Diabetes Educator (MLDE) this position will work with diabetes care providers (e.g., physicians, advanced practice providers) to provide integrated, comprehensive, and global management of patients with diabetes-related disorders. This individual will demonstrate a high-level of practice in diabetes education, including but not limited to care coordination and management, autonomous assessment, problem identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of diabetes care. The employee will be guided by his/her Master Licensed Diabetes Educator status within his/her individual scope of practice, provide high-level counseling, regimen adjustment, therapeutic problem solving, and recognizing and prioritizing complex data. The Master Licensed Diabetes Educator will engage in clinical and educational assessments to guide clinical decision-making and serves as a resource for development and/or review of BBDC materials and policies. The Master Licensed Diabetes Educator maximizes teaching and learning skills with a focus on analyzing, evaluating, and creating. The Master Licensed Diabetes Educator demonstrates sound knowledge of billing practice for diabetes educators. The Master Licensed Diabetes Educator demonstrates positivity and the ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team. The Dietitian will document in the university’s electronic health record and will collect data as required by the Ryan White grant program. The Dietitian will provide group education sessions to promote healthy lifestyle choices and to support improved health and nutrition in the HIV positive population. The Dietitian will provide sessions specific to chronic health conditions (HIV, Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, etc) as well as assist with smoking cessation. The Dietitian will coordinate and advertise educational sessions, coordinate securing tools and resources needed for successful session. The Dietitian will provide individual and group education sessions around diabetes prevention, prediabetes, and diabetes management. Assist patients with educating patients on using diabetes meters, measuring insulin, etc. The Dietitian will coordinate the following Ryan White programs at the Bluegrass Care Clinic: Medical Nutrition therapy, Food Bank/Home Delivered Meals, and Emergency Financial Assistance (food voucher/pantry) program. This position will collaborate with the Medical Director/Project Director and Program Coordinators (RW B, C, D) to develop and maintain policies and protocols to integrate these Ryan White services into the comprehensive HIV program. The Dietitian will coordinate the Direct Ship Nutrition Supplement program and ensure patients have access to nutrition supplements as needed. The Dietitian will assess patients and coordinate services via food vouchers and home delivered meals for patients with food insecurity and with disease specific dietary needs.
MS Windows, AEHR, Active MLDE
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
RN/RD + CDE + MLE eligible
Bachelor of Science (in dietetics) from an accredited university; Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE®) required
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.