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RD - Registered Dietitian
Ref No.: 15-00637
Category: Dietitian
Location: Great Falls, Montana
Start Date: 09/30/2015
RD - Registered Dietitian
Follow Lewis and Clark to this gem of outdoor dreams...

The Community
Great Falls, Montana takes its name from the series of five waterfalls in close proximity along the upper Missouri River basin that the Lewis and Clark Expedition had to portage around over a ten mile stretch; the effort required 31 days of arduous labor during the westward leg of their 1805-06 exploration of the Louisiana Purchase and to the Pacific Northwest Coast of the Oregon Country. Each falls sports a hydroelectric dam today; hence Great Falls is nicknamed "the Electric City ". Currently there are two undeveloped parts of their portage route; these are included within the Great Falls Portage, a National Historic Landmark.

The city is home to the C. M. Russell Museum Complex, the University of Great Falls, Great Falls College Montana State University, Giant Springs, the Roe River (claimed to be the world's shortest river), the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Great Falls Voyagers minor league baseball (formerly known as the Great Falls White Sox and before that as the Dodgers and Giants respectively) team, and Malmstrom Air Force Base. The local newspaper is the Great Falls Tribune. A Coldwell Banker Home Price Comparison Index listed Great Falls as the most affordable area of 348 markets in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Malmstrom Air Force Base - Great Falls, MT
Malmstrom Air Force Base is located in Great Falls, Montana. The mission of the 341st Missile Wing is to keep America free and strong by providing combat-ready people and aerospace forces. Malmstrom AFB is one of three US Air Force Bases that maintains and operates the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The 341st Missile Wing reports directly to Twentieth Air Force at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. It is part of Global Strike Command headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The population is 3,146 active duty; 3,137 family members; 619 AF civilian employees; 800 contractors.


REQUIREMENTS
  • Executes nutrition policy and program requirements IAW instruction and guidance established by AF/SG.
  • Uses a wide range of principles, practices and procedures of the science of dietetics and behavior change theories required to plan, implement and evaluate Client nutrition programs.
  • In partnership with Client staff, assesses nutrition behaviors, environment and needs of the beneficiary population using available and applicable tools; determine/prioritize appropriate installation nutrition priorities IAW AF Client healthy weight and nutrition goals.
  • Employs evidenced-based nutrition methods and behavior change theories in conjunction with the Client staff to develop, coordinate, implement, market and evaluate comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary nutrition programs and services, as well as other related health and wellness programs, aimed at nutrition improvement, total force readiness and disease prevention/intervention for the beneficiary population.
  • Regularly researches, develops/acquires, and maintains materials to implement comprehensive evidence-based nutrition programs and services to meet population health priorities and beneficiary needs.
  • Implements evidence-based approaches in a variety of food service venues to create a healthy nutrition environment.
  • IAW Community Dietitian Credentials provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for clients from the MTF and as mission allows develops nutrition components of chronic disease management protocols.
  • Employs adult learning behavior change theories and teaching techniques to conduct a variety of individual and group nutrition interventions.
  • Maintains data quality management (e.g. coding, MEPRS) and reporting requirements in program execution lAW AF instruction and guidance, the Joint Commission and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • When appropriate documents nutrition education and/or medical nutrition therapy IAW Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Nutrition Care Process, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Nutrition Care Manual, and AF Dietetics Nutrition Care guidelines and other applicable standards.
  • Serves as the nutrition expert, consultant, and advocate to support a comprehensive Air Force Fitness Program for the installation.
  • Provides expertise to implement and evaluate nutrition programs for all populations.
  • Provides expertise to develop, deliver and evaluate nutrition-related training programs for professional staff and colleagues on Client-related topics.
  • Communicates and coordinates nutrition programs among local leadership and target customers/beneficiaries.
  • Employs appropriate social marketing tools to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Participates 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 as needed.
  • Maintains positive relationships with both internal and external Air Force Client customers.
  • Will be required to travel, at government expense, to attend directed training and/or conferences.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a US regionally accredited college or university and coursework accredited or approved or by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Must be current, and maintain current, registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Must be a board eligible Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Possesses three (3) years' of experience in wellness, sports nutrition or nutrition education.
  • Should be a role model in weight, fitness, and other healthy lifestyle behaviors.
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