Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Dietitian (40 Hour)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220812-8490FP-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region - Currently has one (1) full-time, forty (40) hours per week job opportunity for a Dietitian (PCN 018850) based out of the Newington Office, CT.

In this role you will:
  • Perform nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation; 
  • Evaluate nutritional, psychological and cultural needs of individuals and plan dietary care accordingly; 
  • Review medical history for conditions impacting dietary needs; 
  • Other related duties
Schedule: 
  • Monday - Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm;   
  • May be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Benefits:
  • We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees. 
*The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, DDS EEO Specialist 2 at  Jennifer.Borenski@ct.gov
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. 
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
  • At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information. 
  • Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Connect With Us:

  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Anamaria Giangarra at Anamaria.giangarra@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state facility or region this class is accountable for independently planning and coordinating the delivery of nutritional and food services to individuals in order to render optimal nutritional health.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation; evaluates nutritional, psychological and cultural needs of individuals and plans dietary care accordingly; reviews medical history for conditions impacting dietary needs; develops and implements individualized nutritional care plans for assigned caseload; monitors and documents individual diet and weight changes; plans regular, therapeutic and special diet menus for individuals; orders and checks food items and kitchen supplies; supervises food preparation in residences and dietary department; consults on care and maintenance of kitchen supplies and dietary equipment; monitors food processes and sanitation procedures and recommends alterations as appropriate; provides nutrition and/or food service consultation and education to individuals, staff and family members; records pertinent nutrition information in medical records; maintains diet manuals; ensures nutritional services comply with relevant federal and state standards; oversees service of meals in dining rooms, cafeterias, cottages or other units; trains food service and direct care staff in the purchase, preparation and service of food according to dietetic principles and within a predetermined food budget; maintains records and prepares reports; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws and regulations; knowledge of food values and dietetic principles; knowledge of human physiology; knowledge of principles and practices of food production and services; knowledge of Joint Commission regulations and standards; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to independently plan and coordinate the delivery of nutritional services; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and certification as a Dietitian issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 20-206n and 20-206r.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
  • At least one year providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a Dietitian issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 20-206n and 20-206r.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. 

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.