Nutrition Therapist IV

Recruitment #220113-Z25D-01


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.

OSDH is seeking a full time Nutrition Therapist IV providing support to Region 9. This is a state employee position 3400 34003511 governed by the Civil Service Rules, work location determined upon hire. 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 this position are up to $67,501.08 based on education and experience.


Position Summary:
This is the leadership level of the job family, where employees are assigned responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating the local WIC program for the assigned area. These positions provide direct service to individuals and groups by conducting nutrition education classes and providing individual nutrition counseling for high-risk WIC participants, increase community awareness and positive perception of the WIC Program by providing outreach in the community including to local area physicians, interacting with other Public Health programs, and coordinate in-service training for other WIC clinic staff.  These positions must supervise other nutritionists, including reviewing and assigning work, evaluating performance, approving leave, and initiating disciplinary actions, as well as performing related administrative functions. Additionally, this position may provide direction, technical guidance and supervision, or training to nutrition assistants.
Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
• 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

Other Duties:
• Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
• Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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; knowledge of administrative principles and practices, program planning, and nutrition education techniques; enhanced knowledge and skills in nutrition therapy and application; 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; ability to develop, plan, and implement effective education programs and to evaluate results of programs; Knowledge of fundamental supervisory principles and practices; Demonstrates effective leadership qualities; Displays professionalism and successfully manages conflict; Promotes a supportive work environment.

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.





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 four 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.


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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