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Nutrition Therapist

Recruitment #181130-UNCZ-44

Introduction

Travel is required for this position.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Nutrition Therapist III providing support to WIC Service. This is an unclassified position in state government, funded through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children/WIC Program located in WIC Services.  The duty station will be located in northeastern Oklahoma and will be determined upon hire.

COUNTIES COVERED: Payne, Noble, Kay, Osage, Washington, Rogers, Wagoner, Mayes, Craig, Cherokee, Ottawa, Delaware and Adair.

OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $54,332.00 based on education and experience.

Description:
Position is federally funded through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program) administered by USDA.

This position will provide technical guidance, consultation and assistance to local WIC clinic staff regarding WIC policy and procedure. Position plans ongoing WIC competency training and WIC services certification observation for new and current clinic staff. Approves and provides guidance for development of local agency Nutrition Education Plans that are utilized for WIC participant education. With guidance from the WIC Program Consultant Coordinator, complete federally mandated clinic reviews within assigned territory and provide constructive feedback to address Corrective Action.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
*Position will provide technical guidance, consultation and assistance to local WIC clinic staff regarding WIC policy and procedure.
*Position plans ongoing WIC competency training and WIC services certification observation for new and current clinic staff.
*Approves and provides guidance for development of local agency Nutrition Education Plans that are utilized for WIC participant education.
*With guidance from the WIC Program Consultant Coordinator, complete federally mandated clinic reviews within assigned territory and provide constructive feedback to address Corrective Action.
*Evaluates nutrition and dietary needs of patients and clients.
*Initiates and conducts surveys as a basis for program development.
*Coordinates with other agencies or departments to provide educational materials, assess nutritional status of patients, clients, or the community and develop special menus.
*Provides in-service training to staff.
*Prepares consultation reports, survey results, quality improvement statistics, and other necessary documentation. 

Education and Work Experience:
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 plus two years of experience as a registered dietitian in a food service operation or in a public or community health program or facility. A master’s degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master’s degree in foods and nutrition with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current dietetics and institutional diet management; of nutrition and its relationship to health; of nutritional values, costs and accounting; of available community resources; and of health requirements and personal hygiene.

Ability is required to plan menus for general and special therapeutic diets; to keep necessary records; to establish effective working relationships with others; to present and prepare educational materials; to develop curricula for nutrition education programs and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Knowledge of administrative principles and practices; of modern methods, materials and equipment used in food preparation and service; of conducting and interpreting nutrition surveys; of economic and social trends in nutrition; of program planning and nutrition education techniques. 

Ability is required to evaluate and judge the quality of food materials and develop menus and the; plus ability to plan and deliver effective education programs and to evaluate results of programs.

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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.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE

 

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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