The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is always looking for great people to work full-time, part-time, emergency hire in all positions and all of our locations. These positions perform all duties associated with the operation of the Carson One Stop, Chevron Station, and Travel Plaza. Selected Employees will be responsible for assisting customers, operates cash register, stocks, cleanliness of store, inventory and setup; loss control.   Day/Evening shift and hours vary. Rate of pay is dependent on experience. Must submit and pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check. See below for the latest postings.

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Diabetes Exercise Specialist

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Posted On: Monday, 6th March 2017
Department: Health Clinic
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Job Type:
Full Time Exempt
Pay Rate: $45,050-$67,575

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Exercise Specialist instructs and assists At-Risk patients and medical diagnosed Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients, patients with pre diabetes diagnosis and those at risk of developing diabetes in practicing various functional activities, strength and conditioning techniques. Instructs and assesses patients and family regarding prescribed home programs when necessary; conducts Graded Exercise (GXT) tests, monitors blood pressure and pulse; and pre/post glucose monitoring.  Provides the assessment and monitors fitness levels of identified Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes people to include health and fitness of the Washoe Tribe community members (children, youth, adults).  Member of the diabetes team and serves as resource to the health center medical team.

Preferred Skills:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual exercise instruction to Washoe Tribe enrolled members, emphasis placed on health promotion/disease prevention approach

  • Develops exercise programs for persons with or at risk of development of diabetes, cardiovascular disease in coordination with healthcare providers and the diabetes team. This would include youth, adults, pre natal and post partum.

  • Responsible for the coordination of exercise programs with other health facilities/organizations attended by Tribal patients.

  • Proficient in administering treatment to patients with physical disabilities; is capable of recognizing change and providing an effective treatment plan for fitness sessions

  • Assist healthcare providers in planning and implementing a prenatal and postpartum exercise program for gestational and at risk participants.

  • As a member of the diabetes and wellness team, will provide appropriate physical fitness information to employees and support the development of an employee wellness program.

  • Submit monthly articles (or as needed) to the newsletter, websites, etc.

  • Document progress including program evaluations & maintain required reporting documents on a timely basis

  • Provide monthly, quarterly, annual reports and assist in budget development

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Required Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in Kinesiology, physical education, exercise science or sports medicine.

  • Required to meet a minimum of two years’ experience working in Tribal/Ambulatory health programs or combination of experience and education.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

  • Required to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification within first three months of hire

  • Required physical ability to lift, stand, and assist participants as needed

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively in a diverse minority environment.

  • Ability to work extended hours according to the needs of the participants

  • Required to have a valid Nevada or California driver’s license

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • Knowledge in monitoring contractual obligations.

  • Knowledge of economic, social, educational and cultural trends in the Native community.

  • Knowledge of behavior modification and chronic disease management concepts and their role in wellness, nutrition, weight control, and community disease prevention.

  • Ability to keep abreast of current practices and concepts in health education through current literature, courses, professional meetings, and direct contact with other health professionals.

  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds with knowledge of Indian community and sensitivity to Indian needs.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to travel for training, workshops, conference, etc. Ability to attend scheduled evening and weekend meetings.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).