Nutritionist, Minneapolis VAMC

Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Date Posted: 08-22-2017
Global Empire, LLC (GHG) is a Healthcare Staffing Company specialized in providing reliable and qualified healthcare professionals for Government contracts nationwide. 
 
We are seeking experienced Integrative Health Services including integrative nutrition, acupuncture, health coaching, movement therapies (yoga/Tai Chi) and mind- body practices for an available contract opportunity service veterans at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Available Position(s): 
  1. Yoga and Tai Chi (3, 4-hour days per week)
  2. Acupuncturist (40 hours per week)
  3. Nutritionist with specialized training in integrative/functional nutrition (4-hours per week)
  4. Yoga and Tai Chi - back up to cover for sick and vacation days
  5. Acupuncturist - back up to cover for sick and vacation days
  6. Nutritionist - back up to cover for sick and vacation days.
 
Place of Performance: Services shall be provided on site at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, located at One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, one of its associated branch clinics, or at a pre- determined location in a local community associated with the main facility or one of its branch clinics.

Tour of Duty: Programming will run Monday through Friday, between the hours of 07:00 am to 9:00 pm, with the exception of 10 Federal Holidays (New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day).

Scope of Work: 

Services will be provided in both group and individual sessions, as determined by Veteran and organizational demand. Group sessions will accommodate from 5-35 participants, with the ability to add/drop participants with limited notice.

Movement therapy practitioners will provide said therapy to Veterans seen in the IHP, unless specified as otherwise by the IHP Co-Directors or associated MVAHCS staff. The movement practitioner should incorporate dynamic postures and offer modifications as needed to serve the Veterans in the session. The style of movement practices will be based upon certification of the practitioner and the discretion of the IHP Co-Directors. The style of movement should be consistent with the guidelines and direction of the IHP. Sessions will be provided on a recurring, weekly basis. The date, time and location of these group sessions  will be determined by the IHP. The movement practitioner is required to follow all VHA guidelines and policies surrounding patient care. 
Deliverable: The movement practitioners must be present no more than fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of each session, and must create a safe environment of healing and restoration for Veterans. The time allotted should include preparation and introduction to the service. The movement practitioner should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of VHA guidelines and policies, and adhere to guidelines set forth by the IHP.

Practitioners providing acupuncture will provide group and individual acupuncture to Veterans seen in the IHP, unless specified as otherwise by the IHP Co-Directors or associated MVAHCS staff. The acupuncturist(s) will be trained in accordance to the MVAHCS Acupuncture guideline and include use of clean needle technique. Sessions will be provided on a recurring, weekly basis. The date, time and location of these group sessions will be determined by the IHP. The acupuncturist(s) is required to follow all VHA guidelines and policies surrounding patient care. 
Deliverable: The acupuncturist(s) must create a safe environment of healing and restoration for Veterans. Services should include preparation and introduction to the service. The acupuncturist(s) should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of VHA guidelines and policies, and adhere to guidelines set forth by the IHP.

Practitioners providing integrative nutrition services will provide group sessions to Veterans seen in the IHP, unless specified as otherwise by the IHP Co-Directors or associated MVAHCS staff.Sessions will be provided on a recurring, bi-weekly basis. The date, time and location of these group sessions will be determined by the IHP. The nutrition practitioner is required to follow all VHA guidelines and policies surrounding patient care. Deliverable: The nutrition practitioner must be present no more than fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start  of each session, and must create a safe environment of healing and restoration for Veterans. The time allotted should include preparation and introduction to the service. The nutrition practitioner should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of VHA guidelines and policies, and adhere to guidelines set forth by the IHP.

All contracted practitioners will complete clinical notes in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) electronic health record system, known as CPRS. These notes are to be completed at the end of each appointment, unless mitigating circumstances are present. The task much be completed in a timely fashion and should take no more than 30 minutes per group or 15 minutes per individual session. All required medical record documentation shall be completed within 24 hours of seeing the patient, utilizing CPRS, following sessions each day by the practitioners, adhering to VHA policies and guidelines. In addition to required information, the practitioners should note anything of importance as it pertains to the patient's care

The contract shall be in effect for one (1) year with a one (1) year option at the discretion of the VA.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
Providers, must be license/certified in their field of expertise.
Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
GHG
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: ana@globalhealthcaregroup.com Tel. 717-364-6181  Fax: 717-412-2100 
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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