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PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64061264

Date:  Sep 20, 2022
Location: 

SANFORD, FL, US, 32773


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Requisition No: 710661 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64061264

Position Number: 64061264 

Salary:  31,200.00 - 40,360.84 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2022 

 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 IN SEMINOLE COUNTY

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE

 

 Class Title:  Public Health Nutritionist

Base Salary: $31,200.00 - 40,360.84 annually 

Location: Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

400 W. Airport Blvd

Sanford, FL 32773

            And

132 Sausalito Blvd

Casselberry Florida 32707

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent of this position functions as the Public Health Nutritionist in the Sanford location of the DOH-Seminole WIC Program and reports directly to the Sr. Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor. Responsibilities include but are not limited to certifying eligble clients into the WIC Program, providing nutrition counseling and appropriate health related information to clients. Referrals to other programs which may include Breastfeeding , Healthy Start, Prenatal Clinic and any other social service agencies as needed. This individual may interact with Public Health Nutriton Program Director, Clerical Supervisors, and other WIC staff nutritionists, clerical and breastfeeding staff and occasionally the Executive Director of Nursing. 

 

Evaluates the clinical and anthropometric data and dietary histories of women, infants and children who participate in the WIC Program.  Reviews growth charts with client / caretaker,  completes the medical and nutrition questions in FL-WiSE, assigns appropriate risk codes and food packages.  Follows state guidelines regarding approval of prescriptions for non-contract and exempt formulas.  Ensures that appropriate notes/alerts are placed and that high-risk follow-ups are scheduled and completed when required.  Client services are provided efficiently and with regard to the timely flow of the clinic and will be measured according to established productivity standards.

 

Provides individual nutritional counseling and teaches group nutrition classes to pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women up to six month post partum and caretakers of infants and children participating in the WIC Program.  Documents nutrition counseling in a nutrition education note and/or care plan, as appropriate, and enters at least one individualized goal.  Enters service codes into FL-WiSE by the end of the day. 

 

Promotes breastfeeding to WIC clients.  Ensures that the benefits of breastfeeding are disucssed with prenatal clients and that they are provided with the appropriate educational materials and that this is documented in the nutrition education note or care plan.  Follows protocol for scheduling prenatal clients for infant feeding class.  Helps to ensure that breastfeeding moms and babies receive the needed contacts with the lactation staff and that timely follow-ups are scheduled according to protocol and individualized requests of lactation staff.

 

Accurately completes and submits certified employee activity reports (EARs) and People First timesheets by required deadlines.  Ensures that time is recorded accurately and that EARs and timesheets match prior to submitting to supervisor. 

 

Represents DOH-Seminole WIC Program through active participation in outreach activities / community events that will promote increased WIC participation; attends at least two events per year.  Will occasionally be asked to present professional presentations on nutrition topics at WIC staff meetings, to other departments within DOH-Seminole or outside community partners. Assists with training of new WIC staff, as needed.  Participates in nutrition and breastfeeding education activities and completes all periodic DOH and WIC required training. 

 

May be required to perform the following additional duties in order to cover shortages, as needed:  Lab duties in the absence of the Health Support Technician (height/length and weight measurements as well as finger stick for Hemoglobin); entering demographic data, issuing EBT card benefits and scheduling appointments.  Performs other duties, as assigned, to support the mission of the Department.

Condition of Employment

This position may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required 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 disasters or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. This position will maintain confidentiality and security of records as specified by departmental regulations and laws. 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of: the terminology, principles and practice of nutrition science; nutrition treatment techniques; chemistry, biochemistry, statistics, research methods, and other supporting nutrition sciences; the understanding of the theories and concepts of preventative health care in a community or public health setting; the understanding of the principles and techniques of effective communication and competency in interviewing and counseling patients. Skill in: utilizing time efficiently; computers with knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office software. Ability: to perform accurate nutritional assessments, determine nutritional problems, assess client education needs, create nutrition care plans and monitor the quantity and quality of nutritional care; work independently to determine work priorities and evaluate work outcomes; work cooperatively with others to establish and maintain effective working relationships; work in a fast-paced clinic environment; multi-task and prioritize work activities; assess situations, make decisions and resolve problems; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; carry on professional and effective communication, verbally and in writing.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Licensure/registration/certification requirements: Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): 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, 48.003, Florida Administrative Code. Must be licensed dietitian/nutritionist in the state of Florida; A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in dietetics or food and nutrition related subject required. 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition or dietetics
  • Florida Department of Health is 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 shelter or performing other emergency duties
    including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural.

 

Preferred: 

  • Verifiable experience in professional counseling of individuals or families on nutrition needs or goals.
  • Experience developing and implemting nutrition plans
  • Consulted with Physicians and health care personal to determine healthcare needs of a patient or client

 

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:

400 W. Airport Blvd

Sanford, FL 32773

            And

132 Sausalito Blvd

Casselberry Florida 32707

 

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. 


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