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Nutrition Therapist III

Recruitment #190515-Z25C-I01


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 III 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 $55,332.00 based on education and experience.

Travel required.

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.



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. 


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 III:   
This is the specialist level of the job family, where employees are assigned independent responsibility for planning and directing specialized nutrition programs.  This will include conducting studies and surveys to assess nutritional status, planning and participating in public information and educational activities on nutrition, coordinating with other dietitians, nutrition therapists, and health professionals on requirements for preparation and dissemination of educational material, and providing nutrition consultation to programs and groups.  These positions will serve as a dietary consultant on administrative and technical problems relating to nutrition, and will occasionally provide technical supervision to lower level dietitians, nutrition therapists, or food service specialists.


Level III:    
Education & experience requirements at this level consist of registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure Supervision PLUS two years of experience as a registered dietitian in a food service operation or in a public or community health program or facility; A master’s degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master’s degree in foods and nutrition with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience.




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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