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Food Systems Coordinator

Company: CommonSpirit Health
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. -As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits: -Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the companyPaid Time Off (PTO)Health/Dental/Vision InsuranceFlexible health spending accounts (FSA)Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement ProgramsTuition Assistance for career growth and developmentCare@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and -household needsEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your familyVoluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify TheftAdoption AssistanceWellness ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation!

Responsibilities:
This job is a three-year grant-funded position designed to coordinate food systems to address food insecurity in Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) communities. - Work is performed in accordance with the grant framework and established desired outcomes, but with latitude to develop specific VMFH guidelines and initiatives for customized local implementation. - An incumbent creates partnerships with local food banks and food system providers to increase access to healthy, culturally-relevant food. - Work also includes: 1) sponsoring Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment events; 2) creating referrals to food delivery programs: 3) supporting culturally-relevant food bank focus groups; 4) -working with internal VMFH departments on programs that address chronic disease and food recovery; and 5) assuring conformance with grant provisions and requirements. - -Essential Functions:Increases access to medically-tailored food and medically-tailored grocery boxes through local food banks. - Connects hospital system food waste to local feeding programs.Increases access to culturally-relevant food in food banks and supports changes to make food banks more inclusive. Leads and supports activities to expand SNAP program eligibility and participation

Qualifications:
Education/Work Experience RequirementsAny combination of experience and education that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities for successful job performance. Registered Dietitian is preferred.

Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Tacoma , Food Systems Coordinator, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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