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REG DIETITIAN, PUB HEALTH SR

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/04
Posting End Date: 2024/03/30
Category: Nutrition
Sub Category: Public Health
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Jerome, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 30.00
Maximum Salary: 0.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Description

Job Title: WIC Registered Dietitian

Pay grade: L

Pay Rate: $30.00

Employee Status: Full-time

Type: Permanent

Location: Jerome

SOUTH CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

Vision: Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Mission: Prevent disease. Promote Healthy Lifestyles. Protect and Prepare the public against health threats.

Values: Transparency / Client-Centered / Collaborative / Professionalism / Excellence 

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Minidoka, Shoshone, and Twin Falls counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is currently recruiting for a Registered Dietitian to join our dedicated group of public health professionals supporting SCPHD located in our Jerome office. We are seeking an applicant who will embrace our agency values, who has excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, a positive attitude, and who is driven to provide exceptional service. If you have a passion for helping others and making a positive impact in your community, perhaps it’s time you consider a rewarding career with SCPHD.

SCPHD is dedicated to living our values, is focused on a healthy work/life balance, has a culture that is centered on teamwork and empowerment, and provides an amazing benefits package including: PERSI Retirement Benefits (consistently ranked as one of the nation's best lifetime defined benefit retirement plans), Medical/Dental Benefits (several affordable plans to choose from) and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time off includes vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately upon hire, 12 paid holidays per year, and paid parental leave.

 

Description:

To provide nutrition services in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program

Examples of Duties:

Education and Counseling

  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates nutrition-education programs
  • Ensures programs meet standards for compliance with federal, state, and district requirements.
  • Arranges nutrition-related education material and conducts clinic/classroom training.
  • Provides nutritional technical assistance for community and special interest groups.
  • Collects and analyzes dietary history and medical information to identify nutritional needs of individuals.
  • Develops and charts nutritional care plan in client records.
  • Assesses needs of clients, then counsels clients on use of plan for normal and therapeutic diets.
  • Provides outpatient counseling on normal and therapeutic diets.
  • Provides follow-up to referring physician.
  • Assesses nutritional status and feeding skills of clients.
  • Assesses nutrient content of meals served, ensuring quality and program requirements are met.
  • Issues food benefits, schedules appointments, makes eligibility determinations for program acceptance.
  • Resolves questions with grocers holding voucher contracts.
  • Prepares education material for media release.
  • Prepares handbooks and instructor manuals.

 

Clinic Services

  • Participates as health team member in clinics.
  • Coordinates clinics with other department resources.
  • Provides clinic information to and consults with physicians and staff.
  • Serves as program consultant.
  • Draws and reads hemoglobin for WIC participants and operates HemoCue machines.
  • Takes anthropometric measurements and uses anthropometric equipment.
  • Oversees clinic operation and volunteer activities

 

Program Planning

  • Evaluates program goals and develops plans and procedures for service delivery in compliance with federal, state, and district directives.
  • Trains and supervises clinic and related staff.
  • Coordinates program services with community organizations
  • Supervises contract personnel.
  • Writes annual report; closes out month-end records and charts.
  • Confers with other registered dietitians to enhance service delivery.
  • Develops grants, proposals, program budget requests, and activity and expenditure reports.

Misc

  • This position involves lifting and carrying education material and audio/visual equipment weighing up to approximately 40 pounds.
  • Frequent travel to other SCPHD offices is required, position is based in Jerome, but also covers Bellevue, Gooding, Shoshone, & Ketchum clinics. All travel is within normal work day and a district car will be provided.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certification as a Registered Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association or RD eligible as defined by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The term registration eligible is used by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to identify individuals who have met didactic and supervised practice requirements and have established eligibility to take the registration examination. Successful passing of the registration examination within 6 months is required to continue employment.
  • Eligibility for licensure in the State of Idaho as a Dietitian in accordance with Idaho Code, Section 54-3506 (Licensure MUST be obtained PRIOR to appointment).
  • 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 using a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) pre-planned program by completing Dietetic Program and Internship.
  • 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 clients.

Thank you for your interest in employment with South Central Public Health District!

If you have questions about this position, please contact us at:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 208.737.5919

To learn more about South Central Public Health District, please visit our website at www.phd5.idaho.gov.

SCPHD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. SCPHD prohibits discrimination against any individual based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, disabilities, veterans’ status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

SCPHD is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact 208.737.5919 or email at [email protected].

 

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

 

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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