Nutrition Therapist II or III

Recruitment #220301-Z25C-04

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 WIC Program Consultant, Nutrition Therapist Level III, providing support to WIC Service, the federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. This is an unclassified position (#34002400 and #34002555) in state government, work location to be 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 is up to $63,239.40 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This WIC Program Consultant position will provide technical guidance, consultation and assistance to local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic staff regarding WIC policy and procedure. Position plans, develops, and provides WIC trainings to new and existing clinic staff. Approves and provides guidance for development of local agency Nutrition Education Plans which are utilized for WIC participant education. With guidance from the WIC Program Consultant Coordinator, completes federally mandated monitoring activities within assigned territory and provides constructive feedback to address Corrective Actions.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
•Provides technical guidance, consultation and assistance to local WIC clinic staff in assigned area regarding WIC policy and procedure.
•Plans, develops and provides WIC orientations and trainings to new and existing clinic staff.
•Approves and provides guidance for development of local agency Nutrition Education Plans which are utilized for WIC participant education.
•With guidance from the WIC Program Consultant Coordinator, completes federally mandated record reviews and program monitoring activities within assigned territory and provide constructive feedback to address Corrective Actions.
•Assists clinic staff with the evaluation of nutrition and dietary needs of participants.

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.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position including conducting federally mandated clinic reviews and providing technical guidance, consultation and assistance to the local agency clinics. This position requires job-related travel.

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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. 
  
This position has preferred qualifications:
Applicants with knowledge of the WIC program and federal guidelines. Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration during the interview process

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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