Public Health Nurse or Registered Dietitian

Applicants for all positions must be or become fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if selected for hire. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered but serial Covid-19 testing will be required to maintain employment. 

This position is for our new West Valley clinic in Yakima, opening October 2022.  We will hire either a Public Health Nurse or Registered Dietitian for this opening

  • Public Health Nurse provides comprehensive nursing care, assessment, and education for maternal and pediatric clients. 
  • Registered Dietitian provides medical nutrition therapy for clinic medical patients and/or high-risk Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clients. Functions as an interdisciplinary healthcare team member to assess and treat medical conditions and address individual nutrition needs. 

What We Offer 

  • Public Health Nurse: $5,000 hiring bonus in first paycheck, $2,000 bonus at 12 months.   
  • Registered Dietitian: $3,000 hiring bonus in first paycheck, $2,000 bonus at 12 months
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, continuing education, and more.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

Public Health Nurse

  • Provides client care, discussing chief complaint and obtaining vital signs and complete health history for the patient. Develops a baseline physical assessment.
  • Reviews and evaluates referrals for Maternal and Pediatric clients received from Case Management, Clinical staff and Outside Agencies.
  • Determines client needs based on screening and assessment tools.
  • Develops plan of care with client based on health history, health behavior, and needs for health and parenting education identified in screening tools.
  • Collaborates with other healthcare providers in developing plan of care. Maintains regular contact with other professionals involved in delivering services to client to ensure coordination of services.
  • Maintains contact with client as needed to provide intervention and evaluate plan of care.
  • Participates in ongoing screening and evaluation of client’s needs, revising plan of care as needed.
  • Provides office and/or home visits for clients throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period and performs assessment of newborn within one week of delivery.
  • Performs interventions and health education for prenatal, postpartum, and newborn care clients as requested.
  • Maintains files and forms that document intervention activities, in compliance with State, Clinic, and grant guidelines.
  • Serves as a mentor to nursing students, community health workers, and new Public Health Nursing staff.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and YVFWC requirements.

Registered Dietitian

  • Conducts nutritional screening and assessment for patients/clients to include anthropometric and laboratory data, collection of nutrition history, calculation of nutrition adequacy, and identification of drug-nutrient interactions.
  • Utilizes motivational interview to identify desired goals and outcomes of nutrition care in collaboration with patient/client and health care professionals. Considers the variables that may influence the patient/client’s food related behaviors including culture and social determinants of health.
  • Evaluates and provides evidence based nutrition recommendations to address patient/client medical needs. Understands and evaluates patient/client nutrition status and its relationship to complex disease states including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, food allergies and obesity.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals to advocate for and implement optimal nutrition care.
  • Provides preventative services and counseling at individual patient/client visits and group meetings.
  • Serves as preceptor providing nutrition education and guidance to dietetic interns and students. Develops training materials and participates in mentoring of staff.
  • Assists in monitoring compliance to Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) procedures, federal qualified health center quality metrics and/or state and federal WIC requirements.
  • Maintains awareness of community demographics and resources. Connects clients to resources.
  • Designs and implements outreach activities to raise community awareness of program services.
  • Completes documentation in the appropriate electronic medical record to document patient/client interaction.
  • Actively participates in assigned meetings to promote care team collaboration and ongoing learning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.

Qualifications

Public Health Nurse

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Associate degree with two years’ experience in parent-child nursing may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree. Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) only: Required education must meet terms of National Service Office (NSO) requirements and/or variances. 
  • Experience: Six months’ experience providing newborn exams.
  • Licenses/Registration: Registered Nurse license for the state of practice. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within 90 days of employment. 

Registered Dietitian

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from a U.S. regionally accredited college, university, or foreign equivalent. Completion of ACEND® (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) accredited academic coursework in a Didactic Program in Dietetics. 
  • Experience Preferred: One year’s experience in clinic, primary care, outpatient or community setting preferred. 
  • Licenses/Registration: Registered Dietitian or registration eligible (must obtain RD credential within 180 days of employment). May require the following certifications based on location and job duties performed:
    • Medical Assistant – Registered (WA WIC Dietitians).
    • Certified Dietitian (if going to bill for Maternity Support Services [MSS]).
    • Licensed Dietitian (if going to bill for Medical Countermeasures ([MCM]).

Additional Requirements

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required

About YVFWC

We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in Washington State and Oregon. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic

  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
  • We will let joy in.
  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

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