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PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST SUPERVISOR - 64045798 1

Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: NAPLES, FL, US, 34112

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Requisition No: 51586 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST SUPERVISOR - 64045798 1

Position Number: 64045798 

Salary:  $1,283.74 to $1,769.23 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/03/2019 

Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor

Florida Department of Health in Collier County

Naples, Florida

This vacancy has been re-announced. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to re-apply.

 

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community.  Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area.  Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes.  Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

 

DESCRIPTION:

This position serves as the Women Infants and Children (WIC) site supervisor at the Naples WIC site for the Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier).  In addition to being expected to mentor, develop and supervise both clinical and administrative support staff, the incumbent of this position is also responsible for providing direct client services to WIC program participants. WIC program services are provided in a manner consistent with State and Federal regulation DHM 150-24.  Incumbent is expected to comply with and ensure staff’s compliance with all WIC and DOH, operating procedures, and directives, including information, materials, and equipment security.  This position is at risk for exposure to Respiratory pathogens (Low Risk Category) under OSHA guidelines and requires annual TB Assessment which may include an Interferon-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) test or TST; and is required to have up-to-date vaccinations for some vaccine-preventable diseases.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an U.S. accredited university or college in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, or public health nutrition is required.  Current licensure as a Florida Dietitian/Nutritionist is required. A valid Florida Driver’s License and the ability to provide reliable transportation are also required.  American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR) required.  Incumbent may be required to work additional hours in the event of an emergency or as needed.   Emergency duty is required of the incumbent and includes working in special needs or Red Cross Shelter, or to perform other emergency duties including but not limited to responses to threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides nutrition education and counseling per Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment requirements and that is appropriate and pertinent to the clients assessed nutrition problems.  Medical nutrition therapy provided is consistent with current dietary practice.
  • Assesses all nutrition problems presented by each client counseled and assigns correct WIC nutrition risk codes and appropriate food packages. 
  • Documents assessment, counseling provided, client established goals and food package assigned in the FL-WiSE computer system.  Prepares individualized outcome oriented nutrition plan of care for all clients determined as high risk, or receiving medical nutrition therapy.
  •  Provides and documents appropriate referrals including, but not limited to, the immunization program, medical referrals, family planning, smoking cessation, community food, clothing and shelter sources, and other government assistance.
  • Effectively mentors, develops and supervises assigned staff to ensure quality customer service and program compliance.  This includes recruitment and training, performance planning and review, scheduled staff attendance/leave to assure clinic coverage, and quality assurance monitoring, perform.
  • Assures site inventories (direct issuance formula, ID/VOC cards, EBT cards) are reconciled monthly.
  • Accurately and promptly completes all administrative forms including computer data entry of time worked/leave in People First and Health Management System (HMS).
  • Assures completion of monthly quality assurance activities and submits to the WIC Coordinator.  This includes site record reviews, and reports (High Risk Report, No Show Report, etc).
  • Assures that site voter registration activities are performed per National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requirements.
  • Provides nutrition education and outreach to the community. 
  • Performs anthropometrics- height, weight, and hemoglobin as needed. 
  • Demonstrates professional growth through at least bi-annual participation in applicable seminars/in-services.  Attends staff meetings, in-services and/or quality improvement activities. 

 

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES DEEMED ESSENTIAL TO THIS POSITION:

  • Skill in use of computers, including Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to learn the FL-WISE computer system, DOH software, and use a calculator.
  • Ability to effectively perform nutrition assessments and provide education.
  • Ability to accurately document patient records and enter data into system.
  • Ability to interact professionally and collaborate with clients, community partners and other DOH staff.
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff and assure clinic coverage.
  • Ability to provide/learn basic nutrition counseling in Spanish or Creole.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and work at different locations if needed.
  • Ability to provide reliable transportation. 
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality.

 

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 (DOH) 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.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

  • Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

  • ** 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/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

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.  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: Naples

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