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PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64003788

Date: Dec 1, 2017

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32207

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Requisition No: 25339 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64003788

Position Number: 64003788 

Salary:  $1,480.77/BIWEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2017 

REQUIREMENTS

 

The Public Health Nutritionist is responsible for advanced and complex professional public health nutrition and dietetic work in the Florida Department of Health in Duval County. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor, Certify clients for participation in the WIC Program. Provide nutrition assessment, nutrition education and counseling for clients. Obtain client's height, weight and hemoglobin/hematocrit as needed. Assess anthropometric, hematological and nutrition data. Develops a comprehensive nutrition care plan for medically high risk clients. Follow established policies and procedures for the collection, entry and management of data as well as the operation of computer terminals and printers according to the FL-WISE system and program regulations. Provide nutrition and breastfeeding education in a group setting and/or individual counseling to Revised 3/06 clients to promote good eating habits, physical development and good health. Coordinate services for clients and make referrals to appropriate agencies as needed

 

Must currently either be a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida or a Registered Dietitian.

 

All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.

 

**NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **

 

This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit.

 

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

 

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, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

 

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 upon 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. 

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

 

Ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of a potential action. Ability to effectively communicate with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience. Ability to teach others. Ability to talk to others to effectively convey information, Ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Ability to develop approaches for implementing an idea. Ability to actively look for ways to help people. Ability to persuade others to approach things differently. Ability to identify the things that must be changed to achieve a goal. Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, Ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions. Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. Ability to listen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate. Ability to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do. Ability to provide counseling and/or referral services to promote health and normal nutrition. Ability to enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information. Ability to observe and evaluate the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts. Ability to determine how money will be spent to get the work done, and account for the expenditures, Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles. Knowledge of plant and animal living tissue, cells, organisms, and entities, including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment Knowledge of the science and current practice of nutrition or dietetics as it relates to growth, development, health or disease. Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This may include strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods. Knowledge of the procedures for maintaining sanitary working conditions. Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including one or more of the following: arithmetic, algebra, geometry. Calculus, statistics, and their applications. Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating. Knowledge of computer software including applications. Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Public Health Nutritionist is responsible for advanced and complex professional public health nutrition and dietetic work in the Florida Department of Health in Duval County, This employee helps to plan, conduct and monitor a generalized nutrition program in a designated area Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor.  Provides services in the WIC Program in accordance with the policies of the state WIC Program and regulations as stated in DHM 150-24. A valid unrestricted Florida Driver's license and reliable transportation are required.

 

The following Public Health Domains are applicable to this position:

 

Public Health Competency Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment skills

Public Health Competency Domain 2: Policy development/Program planning skills

Public Health Competency Domain 3: Communication skills

Public Health Competency Domain 4: Cultural Competency skills

Public Health Competency Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice skills

Public Health Competency Domain 6: Public Health Sciences skills

Public Health Competency Domain 8: Leadership and Systems Thinking skills

 

Certify clients for participation in the WIC Program. Provide nutrition assessment, nutrition education and counseling for clients. Obtain client's height, weight and hemoglobin/hematocrit as needed. Assess anthropometric, hematological and nutrition data. Develop a comprehensive nutrition care plan for medically high risk clients and high risk clients. Follow established policies and procedures for the collection, entry and management of data as well as the operation of computer terminals and printers according to the FL-WISE system and program regulations. Provide nutrition and breastfeeding education in a group setting and/or individual counseling to clients to promote good eating habits, physical development and good health. Coordinate services for clients and make referrals to appropriate agencies as needed. Nutrition education and counseling is documented in the WIC client record in accordance with department policy. The documentation of the nutrition care plan and follow-up contacts will be appropriate.

 

Responsible for overseeing ongoing voter registration activities as outlined under Voter Registration General Procedures, DHM

150-24. Comply with the mandatory requirements of prompt processing of direct distribution formula receipts in compliance with Section 215.422 Florida Statutes and Chapter 3A-24 of the Florida Administrative Code. At times, will assist with monitoring site compliance with DHM 150-24 and FL-WISE regulations, as well as auditing FL-WISE client records and inventories at assigned site to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Responsible for security and privacy procedures ensuring the security of information and protect confidentiality, data integrity and access to information.

 

Interview clients to gather demographic information, determine income eligibility and enter information into the FL-WISE system. Provide and review with clients required program handout materials. Responsible for obtaining WIC client's height, weight and hemoglobin for certification and recertification as needed. Comply with bio-hazardous waste policy. Keep current with any laboratory policy changes and communicates information with supervisor for clarity. Update FL-Wise records to reflect the proper documentation and collection of income, residency, proof of identity and other certification data. Assess the immunization status of WIC program infants and children. Document findings in FLWISE and refer as appropriate

 

Provide public health nutrition experience to nutrition students and interns as assigned. Participate in nutrition programs in schools/community in assigned areas.

 

Conduct outreach visits to other appropriate agencies, offices and organizations to describe the benefits of the WIC Program, eligibility requirements and service locations. Participate in health fairs and provides nutrition information as needed. Plan, develop, and conduct education classes for the community in relation to Community Nutrition Programs. This includes presentations and speaking engagements in numerous settings such as schools, community agencies and organizations, churches and faith-based organizations, health fairs, and corporations.

 

Attend mandatory and scheduled trainings. Accurate and timely submission of Employee Activity Record (EARs), time records, travel logs, monthly report of activities and other reports are submitted to the Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention (NCDP) Administrative Office. Answer telephones, file records and perform travel in relation to above duties and for professional development. Participate in the FDOH in Duval County — NCDP Disaster Plan as required. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

 

Ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of a potential action. Ability to effectively communicate with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience. Ability to teach others. Ability to talk to others to effectively convey information, Ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Ability to develop approaches for implementing an idea. Ability to actively look for ways to help people. Ability to persuade others to approach things differently. Ability to identify the things that must be changed to achieve a goal. Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, Ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions. Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. Ability to listen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate. Ability to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do. Ability to provide counseling and/or referral services to promote health and normal nutrition. Ability to enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information. Ability to observe and evaluate the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts. Ability to determine how money will be spent to get the work done, and account for the expenditures, Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles. Knowledge of plant and animal living tissue, cells, organisms, and entities, including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment Knowledge of the science and current practice of nutrition or dietetics as it relates to growth, development, health or disease. Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This may include strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods. Knowledge of the procedures for maintaining sanitary working conditions. Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including one or more of the following: arithmetic, algebra, geometry. Calculus, statistics, and their applications. Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating. Knowledge of computer software including applications. Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions.

 

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

 

  • Florida license as a licensed dietitian/nutritionist is required
  • Registered Dietitian preferred

 

Other job-related requirements for this position:

 

  • Valid Driver's License; Reliable and accessible transportation
  • Completion of all the Nutrition Education Series of the Florida Nutrition Training Guide
  • Demonstrate competency obtaining client hemoglobin
  • Incumbent may have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties
  • Demonstrate competency obtaining client heights/lengths and weights
  • Submit negative Tuberculosis screening test prior to hire

 

Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (B) Total hours in workweek 40 hours (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)  May be required to work before 8:00 AM and after 5:00 PM and on weekends as necessary.

 

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

 

  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
  • 9 Annual paid holidays
  • Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
  • Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
  • Health insurance for individual or family coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tuition waiver available

 

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

 

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

 

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180

 

 Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

 

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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