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SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64006423

Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33604

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Requisition No: 432241 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64006423

Position Number: 64006423 

Salary:  $41,063.88 

Posting Closing Date: 09/19/2021 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

WIC/NUTRION DIVISION – SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST

8605 NORTH MITCHELL AVENUE, TAMPA FL 33604

 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough 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.

 

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues. The Florida Department of Health develops policies and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. The Florida Department of Health also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants, and children with special health care needs, regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develops, documents, and implements nutrition care plans based on assessments of nutrition needs and other current health plans, and provides follow up and referral as needed.
  • Provides WIC nutrition assessments and counseling to clients on normal and therapeutic diets. Provides 2nd nutrition education contacts for all clients in the family record and high risk/medical. Auditing records.
  • Completes WIC certifications. Provides individual and group education sessions for clients and others as needed (e.g. Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) notes, nutrition questionnaire assessments, goal setting).  Utilizes the high-risk report to monitor 2nd contact compliance. Responsible for monthly high-risk report for the clinic.
  • Collects anthropometric data of clients through conducting height/stature and weight measurements.  When needed, will perform fingers sticks to assess hemoglobin levels of WIC participants.  PHN will receive training on proper anthropometric and hematological collection methods by an approved trainer prior to job duties. 
  • Submits reports such as travel, People First and Health Management System (HMS) within the timeframe assigned. 
  • Assists supervisor to assure proper clinic operations, including adherence to policies and procedures by support staff. 
  • Conducts and/or attends health related meetings, staff meetings, committees, and work groups. Assists with outreach activities, health fairs and other community activities as needed. 
  • Seeks to improve professional development within the scope of public health by way of approved workshops and training activities. Completes related assignments as necessary. 
  • At times employee may be scheduled or assigned to work in other locations within Hillsborough County; travels to clinics and performs other duties as assigned for Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor or Program Manager.
  • If fluent in another language, you may be required to assist with translating to ensure quality.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal Women, Infants and Children Program policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current science and practice of food, nutrition and dietetics; normal nutrition principles and dietary needs throughout the life cycle.
  • Ability to assess appropriate and effective feeding for women, infants and children.
  • Effectively counsel using the VENA techniques.
  • Medical terminology.  Nutrition charting techniques using the SOAP format.
  • Ability to use computer, digital scale, balance scale, stature board, Hemocue machine, copier, telephone.
  • Computer skills: thorough knowledge, skills and ability to use Excel, Word, Outlook, FL WiSE

 

Qualifications:

Minimum

  • Bachelor of Science degree from a Nutrition/Dietetics Program that is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
    Diploma or transcript must be uploaded with the application
  • Valid Florida Drivers’ License Required is required to obtain reimbursement for travel according to policy
  • Valid State of Florida License as a Dietitian/Nutritionist issued by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements:
    This occupation requires that the incumbents meet the requirements outlined in Chapter 468, Part X, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 64B8-40 to 45, Florida Administrative Code.

Preferred

  • Fluent reading, writing, and speaking both English and Spanish
     

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:

8605 North Mitchell Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604

 

NOTE:  The Benefits and Advisories information below will be added to the requisition based on the Career Service, OPS or SES status of the position and will be updated by Personnel Liaisons or Human Resources Specialists as needed.  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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 to attend State Universities/Community Colleges.
  • 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. 

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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