Dietitian 1-3 (conditional)

SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Department within the Community Health Division of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.  The employee works under the supervision of the WIC Supervisor and general direction of the Administrator.  The employee is responsible for providing nutrition education to clients through the preparation and presentation of formal classes or individual counseling and consultation.  The employee will also be conducting nutrition assessments of clients, including anthropometric measurements, biochemical tests using standardized procedures, clinical or physical examination, dietary intake and a review of client economic, social and environmental factors.  These various job duties and responsibilities may be performed for the main and satellite clinics.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. All employees must maintain a commitment to the OCCHD’s mission, vision and strategic goals.  This is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned.

 

This position functions at the entry level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals with a primary focus on the following domains:

  • Communication Skills
  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Cultural Competency Skills

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Developing and updating materials and displays.
  2. Conducting classes.
  3. Evaluating nutrition status of clients.
  4. Assessing needs.
  5. Counseling.
  6. Referring clients as needed.
  7. Providing nutrition consultation, education and training.
  8. Generating reports and assessments.
  9. Driving to off-site locations to perform job duties as needed.
  10. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
  11. At the direction of OCCHD Executive Director or designee, the employee will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e., Bioterrorism Response Program).  Also, as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.
  12. In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

-Bachelor's or Master’s degree

-Current Registered Dietitian (RD/RND) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and current Dietetic License (LD) with the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

-Valid Oklahoma driver license required

Level 1 – no experience required - $1,930 semi-monthly

Level 2 – one year experience required - $2,086 semi-monthly

Level 3 – two years of experience required - $2,252 semi-monthly

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

-Skill in communicating with persons of diverse backgrounds both orally and in writing using tact and diplomacy

-Skill in developing and presenting nutrition education materials

-Knowledge of providing nutrition education, counseling and consultation

-Knowledge of current dietetics and institutional diet management

-Ability and willingness to perform finger-sticks and weigh and measure children

-Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality

-Ability and willingness to operate a personal computer

-Ability and willingness to follow established policies and procedures

-Ability and willingness to develop and maintain effective working relationships

-Ability and willingness to follow safe working practices and procedures

-Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for work product

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

-Primarily indoors in climate-controlled building

-No smoking or use of non-smoking tobacco products is allowed at anytime while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles

-No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business

-May be subject to occasional standing for extended periods

-Occasional travel to off-site clinics

-Periodically exposed to glare from a computer monitor

-OSHA category: performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

-Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to use equipment such as computer keyboard, ten-key, lancet, etc.

-Vision enough to read and draft written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand- or machine-generated documents, etc., as well as print on a computer monitor

-Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle as needed

-Speech and hearing enough to communicate with others, both via telephone, in a public presentation and face-to-face

-Flexibility and strength enough to lift objects weighing up to 35 pounds, and move and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 35 pounds

-Flexibility enough to bend over exam table, stoop to pick up objects from floor etc.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position requires constant contact with other employees and with the public to give and receive information and/or to provide technical assistance.  The employee may be required to occasionally deal with hostile persons.

 

SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED/ACCOUNTABILITY:

This employee is under the supervision of the WIC Supervisor and general direction of the Administrator.  Work product is subject to both specific and general review.  The employee has no responsibility for supervision.  Although this position has no direct accountability for any money or materials, the employee may make recommendations which result in the expenditure of significant funds.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required

-May be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team

-May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends due to job responsibilities

 

Employees who fall into the following categories are in conditional employment positions:  a) Executive Management; b) Deputy/Assistant Directors; c) certain other OCCHD employees individually designated by position number whose salaries, benefits, and/or overhead are based on revenue generating contracts, grants, or fee-for-service revenue.  In other words, this means that if the funding or the program is terminated, cancelled, or non-renewed, your employment terminates automatically.  This position is conditional.

 

Interested candidates should apply online at www.occhd.org.  Select Careers at the top of the web page, select Current Jobs, select the position you are applying for, and select apply now.  You will be directed to our Career Center.  Get started by uploading your resume with your profile.  Otherwise, click “skip” to continue.  Register with the Career Center, complete an application, attach a cover letter, resume, an official transcript, again select the job to apply for, answer job specific questions and submit your application.  Once you have finished the process, you should receive a message stating, "Successfully applied".  If you do not receive this message, then there has been a step not completed.  You will need to review your record. The position will be open for 30 days or until filled.  Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date.

 

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