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SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64033443

Date:  Jan 15, 2023
Location: 

SARASOTA, FL, US, 34237


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Requisition No: 787842 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64033443

Position Number: 64033443 

Salary:  $45,000.00 - $48,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/08/2023 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  1. According to DHM 150-24, the FLWiSE System Guide, agency policies, and supervisor’s instructions provides nutrition services to WIC clients.
    1. Certifies/recertifies women, infants, and children to participate in the WIC Program.
    2. Provides nutrition assessment and counseling for WIC clients, and documents counseling in client record same day of service using the SOAP format. Develops and implements a nutrition care plan appropriate for each client.
    3. Selects, develops and evaluates client education materials, including preparing bulletin boards and conducting group instruction.
    4. Serves a minimum average of 12 clients per day.
    5. Spends a minimum of 20% of WIC time in nutrition education activities.
    6. Spends at least 6% percent of WIC time in breastfeeding education activities.
    7. Uses the FLWiSE system to facilitate services to WIC clients.
  2. Interviews WIC clients and potential WIC clients, and documents services in the computer according to DHM 150-24, the WIC FLWiSE System Guide and local procedures.
    1. Determines WIC income eligibility status.
    2. Obtains required demographic data.
    3. Completes WIC certification forms as appropriate.
    4. Informs clients of other health and social services.
  3. Issues WIC benefits and directly distributed formulas according to DHM 150-24, the FLWiSE System Guide and local procedures. Maintains necessary inventories and follows security procedures.
  4. Performs hemoglobin testing and height/length/weight measurements for WIC clients as needed. 
  5. Provides nutrition services for non-WIC clients.
    1. Provides nutrition assessment and diet counseling for clients referred by FL Department of Health in Sarasota County medical staff.
    2. Develops a nutrition care plan appropriate for each client, and uses the SOAP format to document plan in client medical records within 2 working days of counseling.
    3. Assists in coordinating non-WIC appointment schedule.
    4. Provides nutrition in-service to support staff as assigned.
  6. Follows Personnel Rules and regulations and supervisor’s instructions relating to attendance on the job, observation of lunch and break times, usage of sick leave, annual leave or personal holiday, and all other applicable tasks and behaviors.  Completes required documents that show the expenditure of work time and the tasks performed and submits to supervisor as requested.
  7. Attends professional meetings, conferences, and workshops, follows DOH rules and regulations, and performs other related duties as required according to agency policy and supervisor’s instructions.
  8. Conducts assigned WIC inventories.
  9. Conducts Quality Assurance reviews of WIC client records on a quarterly basis.
  10. Assists in training new nutrition staff and dietetic interns.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to use a computer, printer and calculator.
  • Ability to use program related computer software.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform anthropometric and hemoglobin tests for WIC clients using appropriate biohazard, safety and WIC procedures.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum –

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in dietetics, clinical nutrition, nutritional science, community nutrition, food and nutrition, or public health nutrition
  • Registered Dietitian or Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the State of Florida

Preferred –

  • Experience providing nutrition education to individuals
  • Experience providing breastfeeding education and support individuals
  • Experience as an employee of a WIC program

 

 

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:

William L. Little Health & Human Services Building

2200 Ringling Boulevard

Sarasota, FL 34237

 

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 waiver
  • And more!

 

For a more complete list of benefits, 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. 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.   

 

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.    

 

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.  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: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa