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Nutrition Assistant II

Recruitment #190308-Z24B-I01

Introduction

 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking full time Nutrition Assistant providing support to Creek County Health Department. This is a classified position, PIN 34002410, in state government, located in Sapulpa, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $30,717.00 based on education and experience.

This position may be under filled as a Level I.  The annual yearly salary for the Level I is up to $26,427.74.

Position Description:
This position provides WIC Certification and Recertification services; conducts nutritional assessments on individuals, including measurements, biochemical tests using standardized procedure, supports and assists breastfeeding mothers by answering questions and offers solutions to problems or referral to Nutritionist or Lactation Consultant.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are involved in paraprofessional dietetic work in a nutrition and dietetic service unit in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health department.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Nutrition Assistant job family has two levels which are distinguished based on the level of skill required, responsibility and complexity of specific assignments. 

Level I:
This is the basic level where employees perform routine entry-level work, and receive training in providing care or services to patients or clients. In this role they will primarily assist other nursing and nutritionist staff performing various functions and work under the technical supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health setting.

Level II:
This is the career level of this job family where employees are responsible for performing all functions involving paraprofessional dietetic work in a nutrition and dietetic service unit or in a public health department. In this role they will conduct and assist in conducting nutritional assessments of individuals, including anthropometric measurements, biochemical tests using standardized procedures, clinical or physical examination, dietary intake and economic, social and environmental factors. Employees will also provide nutritional education to individual patients, and discuss dietary problems of patients with doctors, nurses and other allied health personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:                                      
Education and Experience requirements consist of a high school diploma or equivalent.

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements consist of an associate’s degree in dietetic technology or a closely related field; or two years of experience working under the technical supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTES

NOTES/REQUIREMENTS:

If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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