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Nutrition Therapist I

Recruitment #190515-Z25A-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 Therapist I providing support to Jackson County Health Department. This is a classified position, PIN 34000776, in state government, located in Altus, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding 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 $39,730.56 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
Positions provides dietary and nutrition counseling, education programs and nutrition assessments for the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program in Jackson, Tillman, Harmon, Greer and Beckham County Health Departments.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

 

Travel required.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are involved in providing dietary and nutrition counseling, education programs and nutrition assessments at facilities, hospitals, schools, or community agencies.  This includes designing and planning special menus and diets, development of nutrition education material, planning for community nutrition programs, and coordination of dietary needs between units. 

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Nutrition Therapist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:   
This is the basic level of the job family where employees are assigned full performance duties in menu planning, nutrition counseling, education programs and nutrition assessments.  This includes utilization of anthropometric measurements, standardized testing, clinical or physical examinations, and economic, social and environmental factors.  These positions will provide direct service to individuals and groups by conducting teaching demonstrations and providing nutrition counseling and consultation.  Some positions may plan work and schedule assignments for technicians and clerical staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education & Experience requirements at this level consist of eligibility for Registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition Dietetics.

NOTE:  Written verification that all course work and clinical experience has been completed should be furnished by the program director from the college or university at the time of application.

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.

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