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Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: LANTANA, FL, US, 33462

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Requisition No: 289563 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64080115 

Salary:  $47,156.72 

Posting Closing Date: 01/20/2021 

Florida Department of Health

Senior Public Health Nutritionist-64080115

Lantana, FL

Salary: $47,156.72

Open Competitive Opportunity 

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  This language simply takes the place of previous language used that referenced the “State of Florida” application**


Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a professional public health nutrition and dietetic position involving planning, conducting and evaluating clinical and community nutrition services. This position will function as a "Floater" that will travel between health centers providing services as needed or as directed by the supervisor.  Work performed primarily in the Lantana/Lake Worth Health Center, West Palm Beach Health Center and C.L. Brumback Health Center. Work performed under the supervision of the Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor. This position requires independent judgment, initiative, applying general knowledge of business practices and skill in applying instructions to accomplish various job functions. Produce reports and special projects as needed. Represent the program at meeting presentations or seminar as needed, and perform other related duties assigned.


This position is designated as sensitive position and is requires maintaining confidential Information in accordance with the Palm Beach County Health Department Information Security Policies, Protocols and Procedures. Confidential information data sets include: Clinical Information and Administrative, Q-Flow, Health Management System (HMS), Electronic Health Record (EHR), Lab, Authorization Screen and Employee Activity Reports (EARs). This position may view, update or release confidential information.


Plans and manages comprehensive nutritional care component of a large designated caseload of clients in the County Health Department primary care services including maternity, family planning clinics and HIV/AIDS. Conducts nutrition assessments and individual counseling, Medical Nutrition Therapy on normal and therapeutic diets. Provides nutrition consultation for contracted agencies. Provides group nutrition in specialty clinics.

Educates clients on glucose self-monitoring. Coordinates any assigned food assistance programs. Document client contacts and client services in the Electronic Health Record. Participates in client case management conferences with other health center staff.


Assists with coordinating the Therapeutic Nutrition Treatment (TNT) food assistance program for HIV/AIDS clients. Manages program design, food procurement, inventory control and EHR documentation. Coordinates TNT program with Medical Nutrition Therapy services and follows all critical control procedures and guidelines established by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Ryan White Program. Monitors and evaluates TNT Program with nutrition staff. Coordinates therapeutic food pantry for maternity, family planning and clients referred for medical nutrition therapy.


Coordinates and evaluates the diabetes care program for the C. L. Brumback Health Center. Researches current American Diabetes Association guidelines for diabetes, including gestational diabetes, and assists supervisor and lead worker with designing protocols and procedures.  Maintains link for procuring glucometers for Medicaid maternity clients in Belle Glade.


Required to perform blood glucose testing according to Palm Beach CHD Laboratory Procedure Manual and DHM 150-24 as required. Performs finger sticks to obtain blood sample using universal precautions.  Disposes of blood contaminated materials in compliance with OSHA regulations. Cleans and sanitizes blood collection area and equipment.

Evaluates effectiveness of nutritional care. Participates in quality improvement activities. Summarizes and analyzes nutrition activities and services at a regular interval.


Serves as consultant and resource person on nutrition for health department staff. Assists in planning and supervising field experience for nutrition students and interns. Participates in staff meetings, in-service training and other staff development activities.


Maintains records and prepares reports. Complete EARS, time sheets and other reports as required and according to established deadlines.


Interprets current scientific information of food, nutrition, diet and health to professionals, agencies and the public. Provides nutrition education and consultation to community food groups and agencies.


Plans and/or participates in outcome studies and surveys on nutritional aspect of health and disease. Collects and maintains data relating to studies and surveys. Assists in data analysis and prepares summarizing data.


Performs other related duties as assigned.


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

  • Knowledge of the current science and practice of nutrition or dietetics.
  • Knowledge of the methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Knowledge of nutritional and dietary assessment techniques.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.
  • Ability to plan and conduct a nutrition program or project.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret anthropometric, biochemical, dietary and clinical data.
  • Ability to apply educational plans and materials.
  • Ability to develop educational/training techniques to learning.
  • Ability to develop educational/training plans and supporting materials.
  • Ability to use various communication channels to provide educational/training.
  • Ability to identify needs and develop programs or projects to meet the needs of the community or patient group(s).
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to Communicate effectively to convey information (verbally and writing) to others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Skills and ability to proficiently use Microsoft Mall. Word. PowerPoint and Excel
    Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):
    Licensed as a dietitian/nutritionist in accordance with Chapter 468, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 21M, Section 48.001, 48.002, or 48.003, Florida Administrative Code.
    Other job-related requirements for this position:
    Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds.
    Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00AM to 5:00PM (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) This position may travel to provide services at another satellite Center.  Work hours may be adjusted to accommodate evening, and/or weekend, or clinic activities.
    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. 
    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 from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 
    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. 
    Florida DOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 
    Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.
    Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
    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 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 Departments 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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami