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SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64061837

Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: CRESTVIEW, FL, US, 32548

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Requisition No: 426162 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64061837

Position Number: 64061837 

Salary:  $1,860.00 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2022 

PENDING VACANCY

Open Competitive Job Posting

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 

This position involves professional public health nutrition work at the Okaloosa County Health Department.  It provides direct client and nutrition services at the Crestview site of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. Travel may be involved in the performance of duties and independent judgment and initiative must be exercised. Licensure as a Dietitian in the State of Florida is required for this position.

Assess, plan, develop, evaluate, implement, monitor, and revise nutrition care plans for individual clients who are at low risk, high risk and medically high nutritional risk.  Documents accurately, and according to WIC guidelines, the assessment of nutritional status and client centered goals, and follow up needed.   Works with WIC Branch Director and WIC clinic staff to develop a system to ensure that appropriate nutritional care and WIC services are provided to clients.

Collects, records, and assesses anthropometrical and hematological, dietary, and medical data on women, infants and children.  Certifies clients for participation in the WIC program in accordance with policies of the state WIC Program and regulations as stated in the HRSM 150-24.  Consults with health care practitioners to determine nutrition or health needs and diet prescription of patient or client. Makes referrals as needed.

Provides breastfeeding promotion, support, and counseling to prenatal and postpartum breastfeeding women. Issues breast pumps to qualified clients using the local protocol. Documents all breastfeeding counseling using established guidelines.

Conducts quality assurance audits on nutrition education and administrative functions quarterly.  Summarizes and analyzes nutrition activities and services at regular intervals.  Evaluates, develops, and recommends nutrition education materials. 

Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training and other professional and staff development activities. Participates in WIC outreach activities.  Issues Farmer’s Market Coupons and keeps a daily log of issuance activities. Completes EARS on a daily basis and certifies EARS and timesheets by the last day of each pay period.

Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials to clients.  Plans and provides educational opportunities for health personnel.  Updates and revises Nutrition Notebooks.  May conduct surveys to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of resources.

Attends training and continuing education programs necessary for maintaining skills and licensure.  Performs other work-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. Confidentiality of information shall be maintained.  Performs work as required.  May be required to work during natural disasters and emergencies.  Confidentiality of information shall be maintained at all times.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  1. Job duties require the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  2. Job responsibilities require individual development of priorities for effective performance of duties, including re-prioritization in response to changes in circumstances.
  3. Employees are expected to devise effective solutions to situations encountered based on the general goals and objectives of the function.
  4. Duties require the compilation, interpretation and reporting of information.
  5. Knowledge of nutritional needs of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women; infants; and children under the age of 5.
  6. Basic computer skills.
  7. Ability to work with a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
  8. Ability to counsel clients individually as well as conduct group education classes.
  9. Provide excellent customer service to all internal and external customers.
  10. Effectively communicate basic or non-technical information to coworkers and others.

 

Qualifications:

 

Prefer someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree for a U.S. accredited university or college in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, and/or public health nutrition. Must be  licensed/or eligible for licensure as a dietitian in the state of Florida.

Prefer someone with 3-5 years’ experience working in nutrition and dietetics.

 

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:

 

Primary work location will be the Crestview work office but may be required to work in Fort Walton Beach WIC office as well.

 

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, including monthly costs, 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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.
     
    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.
      
    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.    
     
     

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: Fort Walton Beach