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NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64038484

Date:  Nov 3, 2022
Location: 

OCALA, FL, US, 34471


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Requisition No: 730581 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64038484

Position Number: 64038484 

Salary:  $31,200 - $33,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/01/2022 

Job Posting Category

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

Certifies clients for participation in the WIC Program in accordance with the policies of the State WIC Program and regulations stated in DHM 150-24.  Provides high and low risk nutrition education contacts as defined by agency policies.  Travels to other outlying clinics as needed and maintains the same client service standards as in the main clinic.  

Correctly documents nutritional assessment and care plans in medical records using SOAP or other approved formats.  Entries are correctly dated and signed with title included.

Provides nutrition counseling, education and breastfeeding education using approved materials and format.  Assists clients in setting goals for behavioral change and evaluates client progress in meeting goals.

Accurately completes reports and data entry into FL-WISE by required deadlines, using WIP manual and DHM-150-24.

Participates in preparation and presentation of newsletters, bulletin boards, wellness programs, in-service training and other activities as assigned by supervisor.

Attends staff meetings and professional development activities 90% of the time.

Provides service to clients in an efficient manner to assure smooth clinic flow and even caseload distribution among nutrition staff. 

Adheres to department policies for sanitation, safety, telephone and computer use. 

Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

May be required to use personal vehicle for transportation to assignments.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the science and current practice of food and nutrition, dietetics or food service,

Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout the life cycle,

Ability to provide nutrition education to others in groups or individual instruction,

Ability to determine nutritional needs and develop nutrition education plans for individuals who are not at medical high nutritional risk,

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments,

Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures,

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally,

Ability to use computers, printers, copier and fax machines,

Ability to use a vehicle to get from site to site.

Qualifications:

Minimum:

Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from an accredited college or university

Valid Driver’s License

Willingness to use a personal vehicle to travel to sites

Preferred:

Experience in completing nutrition counseling, assessment and writing nutrition care plans

Bilingual

 

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:

I 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:

Florida Department of Health – Marion County

1801 SE 32nd Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471

 

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.

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.

 

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Ocala