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PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64000588

REQUIREMENTS

The incumbent, an employee of the Clay County Health Department, represents the agency and its mission and values. The incumbent is part of the global public health organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy and teamwork, in a diverse environment. This position is responsible for implementing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at several clinic sites throughout the county as directed by the Sr. Public Health Nutritionist.

Duties include:

  • Assesses anthropometric, medical, and dietary data to determine client s eligibility for the WIC program in accordance with policies of the State WIC program and regulations stated in DHM-150-24.
  • Provides nutrition counseling to WIC participants and promotes client centered nutrition goal setting.
  • Documents services in FL WISE using SOAP charting method.
  • Develops, monitors, evaluates and revises nutrition care plans for individual clients at high nutritional risk.
  • Monitors and follows protocols for nutrition assessment and follows up for high risk WIC participants.
  • Develops care plans and follows up with medically high-risk clients in providing medical nutrition therapy counseling according to guidelines set up by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and as stated in DHM-150-24.
  • Discusses client s progress with other professionals.
  • Assesses medical documentation forms to determine need for special formula or non-contract formula following the guidelines stated in DHM-150-24.
  • Provides referral to other health care and social service programs. Coordinate services with other CHD programs, including immunizations, primary care, Healthy Start, etc.
  • Participates in breastfeeding promotion (via one-on-one education or outreach), breastfeeding training and activities (including World Breastfeeding Week), and participates in WIC outreach events, as needed.
  • Completes all required forms and reports such as Employee Activity Reports, Missing Bloodwork, High Risk Contacts, attendance and leave records, travel expenses, etc. by the required deadlines.
  • Participates in the preparation and selection of information materials and presentations, including secondary nutrition education resources, bulletin boards, handouts, employee wellness, etc. for use in the WIC nutrition program and for various community groups.
  • Participates periodically in WIC and other health surveys as required.
  • Provides assistance with training of Dietetic Interns as specified by Sr. Public Health Nutritionist.
  • Performs anthropometric and hemoglobin measurements for clients during WIC certification, recertification, mid-certification, and follows up when needed.
  • Provides technical assistance on program policies and current nutrition information to CHD staff.
  • Attends required CHD meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and within the realm of the Classification Specifications of a Nutrition Educator.
  • This position is responsible for the secure collection and/ or access to records containing social security numbers.

    Must possess a Bachelor s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from an accredited college or university AND a valid driver s license.

    All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.

    NOTE: Your response to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.



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