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SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64084178

Date: Dec 1, 2019

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Requisition No: 72795 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64084178

Position Number: 64084178 

Salary:  $45,000 - $55,000 

Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2019 

 

The incumbent, an employee of the Citrus County Health Department, represents the agency and its mission and values. The incumbent is part of the global public health organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy and teamwork, in a diverse environment. This position is responsible for implementing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at different clinic sites throughout the county as directed by the Sr. Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor.

 

Provide nutrition assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding education and counseling, including high risk care plans, when appropriate, to clients enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). This position requires independent judgement based upon information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual for the WIC Program and the FL-WiSE Clinic Manual, FL-Wise Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes, FL-WiSE Help Sheets and WiSE Hints.

 

Performs and assess anthropometric, medical, and dietary data to determine client’s eligibility for the WIC program in accordance with policies of the State WIC program and regulations stated in DHM-150-24. Perform anthropometric and hemoglobin measurements for clients during WIC certification, recertification, mid-certification, and follow ups when needed. Certifies and recertifies clients for the WIC program, including nutrition assessment and assignment of nutrition risk factors base upon procedures in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual. Prescribes and makes changes in WIC food packages for clients.

 

Provides nutrition counseling to WIC participants and promotes nutrition/education goal setting pertinent to the needs of the client.

 

Document services in FL WISE using Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan (SOAP) charting method. Develop, monitor, evaluate and revise nutrition care plans for individual clients at high nutritional risk. Monitor and follow protocols for nutrition assessment and follow up for high risk WIC participants. Develops care plans and follows up with medically high-risk clients in providing medical nutrition therapy counseling according to guidelines set up by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and as stated in DHM-150-24. Discusses client’s progress with other professionals. Assess medical documentation forms to determine need for special formula or non-contract formula following the guidelines stated in DHM-150-24. Provide referral to other health care and social service programs. Coordinate services with other CHD programs, including immunizations, primary care, Healthy Start, etc. Participate in breastfeeding promotion (via one-on-one education or outreach), breastfeeding training and activities (including World Breastfeeding Week), and participate in WIC outreach events, as needed.

 

Participate in the preparation and selection of information materials and presentations, including secondary nutrition education resources, bulletin boards, handouts, employee wellness, etc. for use in the WIC nutrition program and for various community groups. Ensures that nutrition or physical activity DVD’s are played in the lobby for WIC families. Instructs WIC Health Support Specialists on the quarterly nutrition education kits. Prepares lesson plans and conducts classes for WIC participants related to nutrition factors affecting infants, children and pregnant and lactating women.

 

Conducts Healthy Habits individual appointments or small group education for families with overweight or obese children. This will include an initial appointment, along with at least one individual follow-up appointment. Individual goal setting with families is completed using goal setting tool in FL-WiSE.

 

Perform quality assurance chart reviews for low risk and high-risk clients and other quality assurance forms as required.

Collects and evaluates information from the WIC records, which can be used for quality improvement purposes. Participate periodically in WIC and other health surveys as required.

 

Provide technical assistance on program policies and current nutrition information to CHD staff. Attends required CHD meetings, including regularly scheduled staff meetings. Requires travel in various clinic locations and other community partners in Citrus County throughout the day.

 

Complete all required forms and reports such as Employee Activity Reports (EARs), Missing Bloodwork, High Risk Contacts, attendance and leave records, travel expenses, etc. by the required deadlines.

 

Perform other related duties as assigned. This position is responsible for the secure collection and/ or access to records containing social security numbers.

 

Knowledge of the current science and practice of food and nutrition, dietetics or food service. Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout life cycle. Knowledge of meal planning, food budgeting and purchasing. Ability to provide nutrition education to others in groups or individual instruction. Ability to determine nutritional needs and develop nutrition education plans for individual who are low, high or medical high nutritional risk. Ability to educate individuals and families about food and nutritional needs. Ability to participate in education or in-service training programs through teaching classes, demonstrating food practices, giving talks, and developing or selecting educational materials. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to maintain records, communicate, maintain effective working relations and good rapport. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software. Knowledge of FL-WiSE (WIC database system). Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.

 

Requires, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with the major course of study in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition or dietetics in accordance with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association and Florida Chapter 468.  Requires a current/active license, in good standing, as a Dietitian or Nutritionist in the State of Florida issued by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance.

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

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

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade.   

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 

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. 

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. 

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) 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 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 (1-866-663-4735). 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.

Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).

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 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.

 

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

 

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 to any State University or College for any degree seeking program

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. 


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