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Nutritionist II 118002408

Cumberland, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 06/15/2022

Position: Nutritionist II 118002408
Salary: $45,837.70
 
Job Type: Full-Time
 
Department: Public Health
 
Opening Date: 3/4/2022
Closing Date: Open Recruitment
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
This Nutritionist II is responsible for providing more extensive individualized nutritional assessment and counseling for all WIC participants to include those identifies as high risk (patients with chronic medical problems and/or complex medical needs) requiring specialized formulas and nutrition products according to established Nutrition Department criteria.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
• Determine and document an appropriate care plan based on assessed needs and provide instruction/education.
• Refer high-risk WIC Program clients to the Registered Dietitian, and schedule return appointments based on referral criteria.
• 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, and provide appropriate technical assistance as needed.
• Make needed referrals to breastfeeding peer counselors and /or staff breastfeeding educators.
• Issue/receive breast pumps to/from enrolled WIC Program participants according to program policy and procedures.
• Maintain an accurate log of daily activities and services provided.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetics Registration; or Master's degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, or Nutrition
or
graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education- approved Didactic Program in Dietetics and two years nutrition experience
or
Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Dietetics Registration with a Bachelor's degree in any subject area from an accredited four-year college or university and two years nutrition experience
or
a Bachelor's of Science degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university and two years nutrition experience
 
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)