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Public Health Department Job

Nutritionist I

Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 09/27/2021

SALARY: $39,982.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/26/21

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This Job Vacancy Announcement is being reposted and previous applicants do not need to reapply to be considered.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The duties for this position include, but are not limited to: Assess the nutrition status of WIC Program applicants to determine eligibility using anthropometrics, biochemical, clinical, dietary and socioeconomic data. For WIC Program participants, assess data and instruct clients/caregivers on assessed nutritional/medical status and provide appropriate education materials as needed. Determine and document an appropriate care plan based on assessed needs and provide instruction/education. Provide both individual and group education to clients and staff on various topics in nutrition and related health-care concerns. Provide breastfeeding education to WIC participants according to program policy and procedures. Make needed referrals to breastfeeding peer counselors and /or staff breastfeeding educators. Accurately measure and weigh program applicants/participants. Maintain an accurate log of daily activities and services provided. Employee is subject to be called upon anytime to help the agency respond to a public health https://www.youtube.com/embed/jZpmVsu1J4w?&wmode=opaque&rel=0 emergency which may include, but is not limited to, outbreak investigations, staffing mass dispensing or immunization clinics, providing disaster relief, or other incidents (man-made or natural and intentional or non-intentional) as they arise, or any public health response requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education- approved Didactic Program in Dietetics or Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education with a Bachelor's degree in any subject area from an accredited four-year college or university or a Bachelor's of Science degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university Administering the Class-Candidates should provide documentation of registration status from the Commission on Dietetic Registration; provide university or college transcripts or CADE verification statement. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited universities. College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Department of Public Health Human Resources, 1235 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. If selected for the position, a formal transcript will be required within 30 days of hire. Candidates must successfully complete a Keyboarding on-line skills assessment. Qualified candidates will be contacted via e-mail by Human Resources regarding testing. * Please be sure to check the email address provided on your application for correspondence in reference to your application. Some email servers may see correspondence as spam, so it is important to check your spam folder as well. All correspondence will also be available in your NeoGov inbox. When signed in, click on your name in the top right-hand corner and then inbox.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of the principles of normal and therapeutic nutrition. Considerable knowledge and skill in nutrition and dietary assessment techniques (anthropometrics, biochemical, clinical and dietary), and in interpretation of data. Knowledge on interrelationships between health and social service programs, and of appropriate community resources for referral of clients. Knowledge of human behavior and techniques for effecting behavior change. Skill in writing clear and concise entries in clients' electronic health/medical records, and the ability to interview and provide appropriate counseling. Ability to understand an individual's socio-economic status and lifestyles with respect for individual differences. Ability to monitor and maintain quality standards of nutrition care using current standards of practice. Ability to organize and manage time and resources. Ability to make accurate observations and report changes accurately, to remain calm and function appropriately and efficiently in emergency and stressful situations, to understand, interpret and relate oral and written instructions, and to be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to maintain clinical records, and be able to compile reports. Ability to perform data entry and retrieval. Must have or obtain and maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Background check and negative drug test are required. Inquiries about this job posting should be directed to Candace Tyler, Department of Public Health Human Resources at ctyler@co.cumberland.nc.us.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us Position #202100761 NUTRITIONIST I 118008004 AND 118008008 CT