Requisition No: 248622
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST SUPERVISOR - 64000058
Position Number: 64000058
Salary: $47,840.00 - $48,000
Posting Closing Date: 10/14/2020
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County. If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join our team! Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary work of the position is carrying out WIC Program responsibilities at the Lake Wales WIC site. This is the most responsible WIC position at this office, providing supervision, coordinating activities, evaluating services, and implementing improvements designed to improve patient care.
Supervision of the WIC program in Lake Wales. Supervision of subordinate staff.
Interviews potential subordinate employees and recommends their hire
Trains new employees according to local, state, and federal rules and guidelines
Evaluates employees according to previously determined standards, meeting state imposed deadlines
Plans site schedule of subordinate employees
Recognizes and rewards high performing employees; disciplines employees as necessary
Communicates with employees on a regular basis and uses team building skills to motivate and guide the team to improved performance
Uses time management skills and delegation to stay on track with all assignments and work responsibilities
Takes and resolves client complaints, ensuring customer satisfaction as much as possible
Ensures the accurate completion of all inventories, purchasing requirements, and p-card transactions according to local, state, and federal guidelines
Works closely with health care professionals to provide an integrated approach to nutrition and health care; coordinates nutrition services at the WIC site with other health services.
Helps to develop quality improvement (QI) tools, participates in quality improvement activities, presents the information to subordinate staff, and makes changes in clinic policies and procedures as appropriate based on QI findings
Complies with all Department of Health and WIC security and confidentiality rules and requirements
Information Custodian for the WIC/Nutrition Division. Serves as the Information Custodian of assigned Information Sets; maintaining the confidentiality of the information in accordance with state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and Department of Health Information Security Policies, Protocols and Procedures, in accordance with Protocol: Security
Serves as the designated staff person in charge of voter registration activities within their clinic site.
Serves as Building Manager for designated site, carrying out the duties and responsibilities contained in the Department's Building Manager manual.
Nutrition Education Duties:
Completes the medical history, nutrition history, and breastfeeding assessment for WIC clients.
Develops, monitors, evaluates, and revises nutrition care plans for high risk, medially high risk and low risk WIC clients and provides/documents nutrition and breastfeeding counseling according to all local, state and federal guidelines.
Certifies eligible clients for participation in the WIC program by determining and assigning correct nutrition risk per program policies.
Assigns/updates client food prescriptions according to program regulations.
Provides nutrition programs and outreach to health care professionals and members of the community.
Provides classes and group nutrition education per class lesson plans with appropriate documentation.
Ensures that clients receive the required number of nutrition education contacts.
Completes administrative forms such as EARs, time sheets, and travel per department policies and required deadlines.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and other staff development activities.
This position may serve clients that speak only Spanish, Creole, or other languages. It may require performance of interpreter duties, if bilingual, or implementation of the Department's Limited English Proficiency Plan.
Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.
Prompt Payment Compliance: Complies with and when applicable, monitors compliance with the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422 F.S, and Ch. 3A-24, FAC regarding payment of invoice.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Knowledge of the science and current practice of nutrition or dietetics
Knowledge of the concepts and theories of nutrition or dietetics as it relates to growth, development, health or disease
Knowledge of nutritional and dietary assessment techniques
Knowledge of the methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
Ability to develop educational/training plans and supporting materials
Ability to use various communication channels to provide education/training
Ability to analyze and interpret anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and dietary data
Ability to interview and counsel patients
Ability to plan, organize and evaluate a nutrition program or project
Ability to supervise people
Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Licensure/registration/certification requirement (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):
Bachelor's degree (or a master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with the major course of study in public health nutrition, nutrition, dietetics, food and nutrition, or food service management.
Dietitians & Nutritionists, Chapter 468, Part X.
Certification of Acknowledgement
Valid Florida Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
Note: Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
Current State Employees
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, visit http://www.sss.gov.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.
Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending on the date of your retirement.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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