SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64041318

Date:  Feb 2, 2024
Location: 

TAMPA, FL, US, 33634


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Requisition No: 803142 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64041318

Position Number: 64041318 

Salary:  $47,130.05 - $51,843.06 

Posting Closing Date: 02/23/2024 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - HILLSBOROUGH

Nutrition & WIC Services – Senior Public Health Nutritionist

9827 Sheldon Road, Tampa Florida 33635

 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough 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.

 

Join an amazing company culture that values employee growth and development at the Florida Department of Health. Professional development is highly encouraged and supported within our organization through opportunities for mentorships and educational and skills training.  From the moment you are hired, you can begin to grow as a professional and a leader, through strategic planning, internal committees, and project engagement.  There are also many opportunities for continuing education at no cost to the employee.  If you are looking to further your education through a college degree, the Florida Department of Health can help with our tuition reimbursement program.  We offer an inspiring and encouraging atmosphere to support you while you work with us. 

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose, and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues. The Florida Department of Health develops policies and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. The Florida Department of Health also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants, and children with special health care needs, regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.

 

Title of Position:

Senior Public Health Nutritionist (SPHN)

Join an enthusiastic and collaborative team! This is a dynamic job for a dietitian passionate about community nutrition. The incumbent assists with the coordination of outreach and marketing of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) / Nutrition program, by providing client centered nutrition education, working as a team member to meet and exceed established guidelines for the program, and providing nutrition presentations, menu reviews, referrals and services for community partners

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates outreach activities, health fairs and other community activities as needed to promote the WIC Program.
  • Continues face to face relationships with referring medical providers and community partners.
  • Provides menu consultation, food service consultation, nutrition education (individual and group), program support, and Medical Nutrition Therapy to community clients and contracted partners.
  • Represents WIC / Nutrition and participates in meetings, workshop, conferences and training programs of professional organizations in the community as related to area of expertise.
  • Assisting with development of Memoranda of Agreements (MOA's). Maintaining a filing and reviewing system for MOAs and similar documents as needed.
  • Assists the Quality Assurance (QA) key nutritionist with training identified during the Local Agency Program Review.  Assist with QA planning and QA reviews during QA process.
  • Coordinates nutrition training for employees and maintains appropriate documents on file. Assists with WIC mandatory staff trainings and other divisional type in-service trainings such as the Statewide Travel Management System.
  • Certifies clients. Identifies nutrition risk based on the assessment of the nutrition questionaire, health data and health history.  Provides and documents client centered nutrition education, goal(s) and provides healthcare and other referrals for services. Assigns food packages based on nutrition assessment and criteria. Provides breastfeeding education, support and referrals to ensure success assist with WIC / Nutrition breastfeeding activites. Focuses on meeting the needs of medically high risk clients following the WIC Procedure Manual,  Nutrition Care Manual and the WIC Competent Professional Authority (CPA) Guidebook. Collects anthropometric data by conducting height/stature and weight measurements. Performs fingers sticks to assess hemoglobin levels of WIC participants.
  • Completes and submits reports such as NEAR, EARS, travel, timesheets, assignments and reports in accordance with established agency and Division guidelines.
  • Email communication must be maintained on a daily basis. Communicates with courtesy, respect, and understanding when dealing with clients, the public, and staff.
  • Attends staff meetings, trainings, and any other meetings as required. Travels as required.
  • At times employee may be scheduled or assigned to work in other locations within Hillsborough County; travels to clinics and performs other duties as assigned for Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor (SPHNS).
  • If fluent in another language, may be required to assist with translation to ensure quality client service.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective verbal/written communication and telephone etiquette skills.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal WIC Program policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current science and practice of food, nutrition and dietetics; normal nutrition principles and dietary needs throughout the life cycle.
  • Ability to asses appropriate and effective feeding for women, infants and children.
  • Effectively counsel using the Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) techniques.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Nutrition charting techniques using the designated format.
  • Ability to use office equipment (computer, digital scale, stature board, Hemocue machine, copier, telephone, etc).
  • Computer skills: thorough knowledge, skills and ability to use Excel, Word, Outlook, FL-WiSE. 
  • Excellent customer service skills, maintains client confidentiality and effective working relationships.
  • Ability to lift and transfer all supplies required to perform job duties. 

 

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Valid State of Florida License as a Dietitian/Nutritionist issued by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition
  • Valid Florida driver’s license or able to get one within 30 days of hire.

 

Preferred: 

  • Fluent reading, writing, and speaking both English and Spanish

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements:

  • This occupation requires that the incumbents meet the requirements outlined in Chapter 468, Part X, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 64B8-40 to 45, Florida Administrative Code.

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Where You Will Work:

9827 Sheldon Road, Tampa Florida, 33635

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental,  

   vision, and other supplemental insurance options.

  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more      information, please click www.myfrs.com).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Tuition waivers.
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Please be advised:

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/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. 

 

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.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 

 

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans, and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    

 

If there are any problems applying online, please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287.

Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET. TTY users, call (866) 221-0268.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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