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WIC Registered Dietitian

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/01/24
Posting End Date: 2024/02/18
Category: Nutrition
Sub Category: Public Health
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement Eligible
Location: Idaho Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 22.14
Maximum Salary: 25.46
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Description


Eastern Idaho Public Health is seeking a part time (16-24 hours) Women Infant Children (WIC) Registered Dietitian to work out of the Idaho Falls office. Travel to other offices may be required to assist.


This position does require the candidate to be a Licensed Dietitian through the State of Idaho


CLASS PURPOSE - To conduct nutritional care and education programs for WIC clients; perform related work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certification as a Registered Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association  

  • Eligibility for licensure in the State of Idaho as a Dietitian accordance with Idaho Code, Section 54-3506. 

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Good knowledge of education principles and methods as applied to nutrition counseling and education.  
  • Some knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and food handling methods.  
  • Some knowledge of program planning and evaluation.  
  • Experience identifying dietary problems related to nutrition intake; analyzing and evaluating nutrition data; adapting nutrition counseling and education to meet social, cultural, educational, and economic backgrounds of participants.  

DUTIES

  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition-education programs that meet standards for compliance with federal, state and district requirements 

  • Perform nutrition assessments, which includes anthropometric and hematological components 

  • Provide counseling and education on nutrition, breastfeeding, and other health-related issues to participants utilizing motivational interviewing techniques 

  • Develop individual care plans for participants 

  • Make and follow up on appropriate referrals verbally, and in writing 

  • Issue and explain food benefits 

  • Prepare and update educational material for both WIC staff and participants 

  • Function as a WIC certifier as needed 

  • Promote breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant feeding, provide breastfeeding support and, make needed referrals to the Peer Counseling program 

  • Participant in outreach activities, as assigned 

  • Completes assigned monthly reports 

  • Provide training to WIC staff 

  • Travel and work in other clinics as assigned 

  • Attend required meetings 

  • Supervise dietetic interns 

  • Other duties as assigned 

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Nutrition Services
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Public health employees must be willing to participate in public health preparedness activities and training and may be asked to perform activities within their skill levels that are not part of their normal jobs. During emergency situations, employees may be asked to work hours outside of the normal workday to assist with emergency response activities.

Benefits

Eastern Idaho Public Health offers the following benefits for employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours a week. 

  • Medical/Vision/Prescript Insurance (PPO, Traditional or High Deductible Plan)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance (coverage amount of annual salary is employer paid; can purchase additional FSAs)
  • Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). (www.persi.idaho.gov)
  • Paid holidays (Currently 11 per year)
  • Sick leave and Vacation leave (accrues each pay period; increases with longevity)
  • 401K and 457 with Roth options available
  • Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) is committed to our community and live out our vision of Healthy People in Healthy Communities.


To learn more about EIPH, please visit our website at www.eiph.id.gov. 

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

NOTICE: Idaho's Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.

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