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Public Health Department Job

Nutritionist I

Cumberland, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 06/15/2022

Position: Nutritionist I
Salary: $39,982.60
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Public Health
Opening Date: 1/3/2022
Closing Date: Open Recruitment
The Nutritionist I is responsible for providing basic nutrition services to clients eligible for the WIC Program. This responsibility includes assessing the nutritional needs of clients and providing individual and group nutrition education based on assessed needs of clients and the program. The Nutritionist works basically with low-risk clients, but at times may also need to assess and provide nutrition education/information to high-risk clients. This employee is also responsible for making appropriate referrals to other division and department staff, community agencies and health care providers.
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.
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.
Cumberland County offers a generous benefit plan including a Government Retirement Plan, 12 paid holidays per year and an Employee Wellness Center Clinic.
To learn more about this employment opportunity and to apply, please visit our careers page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cumberlandcountync
APPLICATION PROCESS:  Qualified applicants should complete an NC Alliance Application at http://www.ncapha.org/employment_center. (Please indicate this position on the application)