Nutrition Therapist

Recruitment #190730-UNCX-309


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 a full time Nutrition Therapist providing support to WIC Service. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34001009) in state government. Coverage area for this position will be in Central Oklahoma or Southeast Oklahoma and will be determined upon hire. The official duty station will be determined upon hire.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].  The annual salary for this position is up to $58,555.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description  
This position will provide technical guidance, consultation and assistance to local Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clinic staff regarding WIC policy and procedure. Position plans ongoing WIC competency training and WIC services certification observation for new and current clinic staff. Approves and provides guidance for development of local agency Nutrition Education Plans that are utilized for WIC participant education. With guidance from the WIC Program Consultant Coordinator, complete federally mandated clinic reviews within assigned territory and provide constructive feedback to address Corrective Action.

Duties include, but are not limited to
• Plan, conduct and promote nutrition education. 
• Conduct surveys and studies to assess nutrition problems and to evaluate changes in nutritional status of individuals or groups.
• Provide Women Infant and Children (WIC) certification and recertification services including, measurements, and biochemical tests using standardized procedures.
• Support and assist breastfeeding mothers with problems and solutions.
• Coordinate dietary services in regards to total patient care. 
• Participate in the planning for specific programs and health problems in conjunction with other program areas, and signing requests for and ordering dietary supplies.

Education and Experience
Level I
- consist of eligibility for Registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Level II - 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 and Supervision.

Level III - 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 and 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of current dietetics and institutional diet management; of nutrition and its relationship to health; of nutritional values, costs and accounting; of available community resources; and of health requirements and personal hygiene.  Ability is required to keep necessary records; to establish effective working relationships with others; to present and prepare educational materials; to develop curricula for nutrition education programs and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Knowledge of administrative principles and practices; of modern methods; of conducting and interpreting nutrition surveys; of economic and social trends in nutrition; of program planning and nutrition education techniques. Ability to plan and deliver effective education programs and to evaluate results of programs. Position requires statewide travel.

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.


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.


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.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.