Nutrition Therapist III

State Of Oklahoma Enid , OK 73702

Posted 7 months ago

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 II providing support to the Garfield County Health Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34002360) in state government, located in Enid, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $45,276.72 based on education and experience.

Position will be open for six months or until filled. Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date.

Position Description:

The WIC nutritionist performs program eligibility and nutritional assessment for individual clients. Client services include nutritional planning, determination of supplemental food needs and provision of breastfeeding supplies. Nutritionists conduct child development and immunization checks, health screenings and referrals.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate nutrition and dietary needs of patients and clients.

  • Initiate and conduct surveys as a basis for program development.

  • Coordinate with other agencies or departments to provide educational materials, assess nutritional status of patients, clients, or the community and develop special menus.

  • Provide in-service training to staff.

  • Prepare consultation reports, survey results, quality improvement statistics, and other necessary documentation.

  • Determine type of food preparation equipment needed for specific dietary requirements.

  • Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team reviewing treatment plans, or on a survey team, inspecting and assessing health, domiciliary or other facilities.

  • Plan basic menus and food specifications, and procures goods for the facility.

Education and Experience

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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Requirements include 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, 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 plan menus for general and special therapeutic diets; evaluate and judge the quality of food materials and develop menus; 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.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

This position will work in a clinical setting seeing patients and clients. Ability to operate office equipment and move throughout the clinic to evaluate and assist patients and clients is required.

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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