At First State Integrative Health Center, we use food, advanced lab testing, nutraceuticals, and stress reduction techniques to help clients start feeling better fast. We do this in a supportive, caring atmosphere. Our web site address is https://www.firststatehealth.com/integrative-health-center/
To build confidence and to understand clinic processes, the intern will act as the care coordinator. This requires meeting with clients initially to ensure completion of their health history form. Additionally, this includes confirming medication, OTC and supplement specifics, as well as helping to obtain any relevant, recent lab data. Responsibilities include making notes in the client’s chart related to drug-nutrient interactions, lab findings, and details of specific supplement ingredients, as example. It may also include research on a client’s particular condition or diagnosis. For a limited number of clients, the intern (if desired) will observe the initial intake, conducted by the lead LDN. Following the initial intake between the LDN and client, the intern will explain and document any necessary lab testing and/or supplements. If handouts or other materials are to be provided to the client, the intern will facilitate this as well. The intern will be the primary point of contact for the client in between sessions with the LDN (if any such communication is necessary). The intern will proactively communicate with the client between sessions, such as calling to see if more supplements are needed; checking to ensure the test kits are completed and mailed; etc.
The intern will occasionally answer the phone at the front desk to get a better sense of what clients sound like when they call in, especially for the first time.
The intern will be expected to help develop handouts, order supplements and test supplies.
The intern will be provided the opportunity to participate in any lab review sessions.
It is anticipated, in select cases, that the intern will provide medical nutrition therapy to specific clients.
The intern is encouraged to develop and host any programming, pending approval from the clinic programming lead, at the clinic; the clinic, once topic and details are agreed, will promote any events, workshops, cooking classes, etc.
This internship has a nominal monthly stipend.
Participation in The Clinician’s Incubator, a CNS-approved supervisory program, is paid for by Liz Abel’s private company, FREE AND ABEL, LLC., for the duration of the internship.
The intern understands that s/he is not guaranteed 1,000 hours at the clinic.
This internship is a 5-month rotation.
The internship position takes direction from Liz Abel, Lead LDN at the Integrative Center.
Start dates include May 2019, September 2019, January 2020.
- Master’s complete (or to be completed within 6 months)
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