Nutrition Therapist III

Recruitment #210826-UNCZ-21


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 III providing support to Woodward County. This is an unclassified position (34002768) in state government, located in Lawton.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including 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 $60,662.56 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include 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; of health requirements and personal hygiene; 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; and of program planning and nutrition education techniques. 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 program; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to evaluate and judge the quality of food materials and develop menus; and to plan and deliver effective education programs and to evaluate results of programs.

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.


Education and 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 and Supervision and 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. ## 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.


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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