Nutrition Therapist I, II or III

Recruitment #220113-Z25C-02

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

This position will cover multiple counties, the duty station will be determined upon hire.
Counties Covered:  Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Latimer, Leflore, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pushmataha.

THIS POSITION MAY BE UNDERFILLED AT A LEVEL I OR LEVEL II.

OSDH is seeking a full time Nutrition Therapist III providing support to Region 9.  This is a state employee position 34003512 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, 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, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for the Level III position is up to $60,622.56, based on education and experience.   Level II up to $51,868.80 and Level I up to $44,529.00.

Position Summary:
The Local Agency WIC Nutrition Therapist has multiple levels 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 advanced career level of the job family, where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing nutrition assessment, nutrition counseling, and nutrition education at the advanced level.  These positions provide direct service to individuals and groups by conducting nutrition education classes and providing individual nutrition counseling for high-risk participants. Responsibilities may also include coordination of in-service training for other WIC clinic staff, and providing direction, technical guidance and supervision, or training to nutrition assistants.  Employees at this level may have advanced credentialing in a specialized field of nutrition or lactation.

Level II:
This is the career level of the job family, where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing nutrition assessment, nutrition counseling, and nutrition education at the full performance level.  These positions provide direct service to individuals and groups by conducting nutrition education classes and providing individual nutrition counseling for high-risk participants. Responsibilities may also include providing direction, technical guidance and supervision, or training to lower-level nutrition staff.
 
Level I:
This is the basic level of the job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing basic level nutrition assessment, nutrition counseling, and nutrition education.  This position provides direct service to individuals and groups by conducting nutrition education classes and providing individual nutrition counseling for high-risk participants.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following: 
• Provides direct and indirect nutrition education services
• Identifies high-risk individual referrals
• Assesses the nutritional status and needs of high-risk participants and develops individual care plans (ICP)
• Provides and/or oversees food and formula prescriptions and coordinates with medical providers as appropriate
• Refers high-risk participants to other health-related and social services, as necessary
• Documents ICP, referrals, and follow-up to referrals appropriately
• Tracks high-risk participants’ progress in improving their health
• Provides nutrition in-service training to local agency staff who provide WIC services to participants
• Participates in the development of the local agency nutrition education plan, including breastfeeding promotion and support
• Coordinates and provides routine WIC outreach in the community

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Level III
:
Advanced knowledge of available health programs and resources; of federal and state program rules and regulations; of advanced nutrition or lactation practices; of principles and methods of teaching; of program policies and procedures.  Ability to develop, plan, and implement effective education programs and to evaluate results of programs

Level II: 
Knowledge of administrative principles and practices, program planning, and nutrition education techniques.  Enhanced knowledge and skills in nutrition therapy and application

Level I:
Knowledge of current nutritional sciences, ability to prepare and present nutrition education information in an individual and group setting, skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and ability to develop positive working relationships.

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.

Travel Requirements:
Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:
Consists of registration as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision plus two years of experience as a registered dietitian.  A master’s degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master’s degree with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience.

Level II: 
Consists of registration as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and licensure or provisional licensure with the Oklahoma State board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

Level I:
Holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university.

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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