Job: Nutritionist for WIC /Public Health

Job Title

Nutritionist for WIC /Public Health

Job Category

Public Health


Columbus County Health Department-WIC Program
Whiteville, North Carolina 28472

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Job Description and Requirements

Challenging entry-level nutritionist position in a busy WIC program in a county health department in southeastern NC. We are located less than an hour from major interstates and both NC & SC coasts and resort areas. Position entails interviewing and assessing nutritional status of pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children, providing appropriate education, certifying them for WIC benefits, documenting in their electronic medical records. Position also provides nutrition counseling for health department clients, develops appropriate educational materials for the community and clinics, gives presentations for community programs. Minimum education requirements include: graduate of a ACEND-approved program in dietetics; or a DTR with a BS/BA in any subject area from an accredited 4-yr institution; or a BS/BA degree in dietetics, public health nutrition or community nutrition from an accredited 4-yr institution. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benfits package, and potential for advancement. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus but not required.

This position is an excellent opportunity for new graduates to work with experienced nutritionists and other health professionals. You will gain hands-on experience working directly with a wide variety of clients, learn public policy, become skilled in the use of a state-of-the-art electronic health records and electronic benefits. If you are looking to increase your skills and experiences to enter a dietetic internship and/or graduate program, this is an excellent opportunity to work in a nurturing agency with highly skilled staff.

Employment Type

Full Time


Lorraine Matthews, MS, RDN, LDN
Nutrition Program Director
Columbus County Health Department
Box 810
304 Jefferson Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
910-640-6615 x 7058 [tel]
910-641-3707 [fax]

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[posted Sep 7, 2018]

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