Nutrition Assistant

Recruitment #220208-Z24A-03

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.

OSDH is seeking a full time Nutrition Assistant providing support to Comanche County Health Department. This is a state employee position 34004373 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Lawton, Oklahoma.  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, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $34,217.04, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position provides WIC certification and recertification services; conducts nutritional assessments on individuals, infants, children and pregnant and post-partum women, including measurements and biochemical testing. Supports and assists breastfeeding mothers with knowledge and solutions.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
• Interview’s patients and takes diet histories
• Review’s patient medical charts for dietetic and nutritional information
• Assists nutrition therapist in determining appropriate nutritional care of patients
• Gives individual diet instructions to patients with normal and modified diets, as directed by a nutrition therapist.
• Conducts classes on general nutrition and consumer education.
• Participates in public information and educational activities regarding nutrition.
• Maintains records and prepares reports.

Other Duties:
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements at this level include the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing: to record observations and activities; to follow oral and written directions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Requirements consist of a high school diploma or equivalent

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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