Nutrition Assistant I

Recruitment #220624-Z24A-06

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 I providing support to the Logan County Health Department within the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position 34003605 governed by the Civil Service Rules.  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 $34,611.00, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
Positions in this job family are involved in paraprofessional dietetic work in a nutrition and dietetic service unit in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health department. This is the basic level where employees perform routine entry-level work and receive training in providing care or services to patients or clients. In this role they will primarily assist other nursing and nutritionist staff performing various functions and work under the technical supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health setting.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions
•Interviews patients and takes diet histories.
•Reviews 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:
•Required 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:
•Combination of office, vehicle, and homes. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Work related travel may be required.

 

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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