Nutrition Therapist II

Recruitment #210119-UNCZ-01


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Nutrition Therapist II providing support to Comanche County. This is an unclassified position (34002115) in state government, located in Lawton. 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 $46,776.67 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
To provide dietary and nutrition counseling, education programs and nutrition assessments of individual clients at local health departments.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Assigned a variety of tasks associated with the planning and promotion of nutrition education, and performs administrative dietary work in an institution, hospital, school or community agency.  This includes conducting surveys and studies to assess nutrition problems and to evaluate changes in nutritional status of individuals or groups and coordinating dietary services in regard to total patient care.  Administrative duties include participating in the planning for specific programs and health problems in conjunction with other program areas, signing requests for and ordering dietary supplies, and meeting with other departments to prepare budgets and assess future needs.  Some positions may occasionally provide technical guidance to lower level nutrition staff, and may plan and assign work of technicians and clerical staff.

Education and Experience
Registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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 plan menus for general and special therapeutic diets; 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. Plus knowledge of administrative principles and practices; of modern methods, materials and equipment used in food preparation and service; of conducting and interpreting nutrition surveys; of economic and social trends in nutrition; of program planning and nutrition education techniques.  Ability is required to evaluate and judge the quality of food materials and develop menus.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office and clinic 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 standing or sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Position requires driving possibly 25% of the time.


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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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.

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