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Nutrition Therapist II

JFD: Program Grant Consultant
Working Title: Nutrition Therapist II
Location: Woodward County Health Department
PIN #: 34002768
Travel Required
Position will be open until filled. Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time.
Salary:
The bi-weekly hiring rate established for this position is $1,741.41.
Description:
This position will provide direct and indirect nutrition education and outreach services for the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program in Beaver, Harper, Texas, Woods and Woodward County Health Departments.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Plan, conduct and promote nutrition education.
Conduct surveys and studies to assess nutrition problems and to evaluate changes in nutritional status of individuals or groups.
Provide Women Infant and Children (WIC) certification and recertification services including, measurements, and biochemical tests using standardized procedures.
Support and assist breastfeeding mothers with problems and solutions.
Coordinate dietary services in regards to total patient care.
Participate in the planning for specific programs and health problems in conjunction with other program areas, and signing requests for and ordering dietary supplies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements include knowledge of current dietetics and institutional diet management; nutrition and its relationship to health; nutritional values, costs and accounting; available community resources; health requirements and personal hygiene; administrative principles and practices; modern methods, materials and equipment used in food preparation and service; conducting and interpreting nutrition surveys; of economic and social trends in nutrition; and of program planning and nutrition education techniques.
Ability is required to plan menus for general and special therapeutic diets; keep necessary records; establish effective working relationships with others; present and prepare educational materials; develop curricula for nutrition education programs; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to evaluate and judge the quality of food materials and develop menus.
Education and Work Experience:
Required at this level consist of Registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.
This position has a preferred qualification:
Bilingual speaker in English and Spanish, with an ability to communicate verbally and in writing with English/Spanish speaking respondents.
Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualification will be given additional consideration during the interview process.
NOTES
REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.
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Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.
No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.
Conclusion
Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.

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