Nutrition Therapist I, II or III at State of Oklahoma

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Ada, Oklahoma





Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Nutrition Therapist I, II or III

Agency

340 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Supervisory Organization

340 District 8

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full/Part-Time

Full time

Job Type

Regular

Compensation

Level I – up to $44,529.00 based on education and experience
Level II – up to $51,868.80 based on education and experience
Level III – up to $60,622.56 based on education and experience

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Job Description

Position Summary: 

To provide dietary and nutrition counseling, education programs and nutrition assessments of individual clients at local health departments.

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 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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 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.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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.

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

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.

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.

Application 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.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.




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