Public Health Nutritionist (Bilingual Preferred) PT (0.5)
Napa, California 94559
Job Description and Requirements
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
The Public Health Nutritionist is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing nutrition and food service programs for individuals, families and groups through nutritional assessment and program implementation and to provide technical, education and advisory services on nutrition to health department staff, community agencies, individuals and organizations.
NOTE: This is a part-time position (0.5) and the ideal candidate will be able to work their hours over 2-3 days during the week.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Counsel individuals and families on proper nutrition and special dietary considerations; perform individual and family nutritional assessments and develop individualized care plans; collect and evaluate dietary, biochemical, medical and anthropometric data related to the determination of nutritional conditions; cooperate with other agencies in the formulation of nutrition programs involving professional or community groups; keep informed on recent nutrition research; implement medical State and Federal program guidelines for food and nutrition programs; attend meetings and/or conferences pertinent to public health and nutrition; serve as an informational resource and liaison on matters related to nutrition to public health agencies and the community; counsel medically high-risk clients on nutritional needs and dietary modifications with consideration given to the physical, financial, social, emotional and cultural needs and preferences of the individual and family; make appropriate patient referrals including case management activities; maintain a variety of records relevant to public health and nutrition; provide information and assistance to County staff and to the public concerning eligibility of program participants; conduct group education classes for prenatal women, infants and children aged 1 to 5; perform chart reviews and class observations of co-workers; provide breastfeeding encouragement and support to clients; assess the postpartum client's need for a breast pump; track pump loans and provide follow-up consultations.
Principles and practices in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
Nutritional requirements of various age, sex and occupational groups, prenatal and postpartum women, infants, children, teens and others with specialized food requirements.
Human nutrition and its relationship to health and disease.
Accurately assess nutritional needs and make recommendations consistent with sound nutritional practice and client's ability to implement given finances, dietary practice and family preferences.
Analyze menus and diets for nutritional adequacy.
Effectively communicate nutritional information to individuals and groups.
Prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence.
Calculate nutritional needs for public health nutrition program clients.
Orally communicate clearly and concisely with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and temperaments.
Establish maintain, and foster positive, harmonious and effective working relationships with those contacted through the course of work.
Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Maintain confidentiality and sensitive information.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, other departments and agencies, the privates sector and the public.
Reason logically and creatively.
Demonstrate flexibility in problem solving.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English and preferably Spanish.
Work primarily in a standard office setting with some travel to different sites and locations.
Stoop, bend, kneel, reach and twist as needed to complete daily assignments.
Use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including using a computer keyboard.
Lift light boxes and equipment.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
The minimum qualifications are:
One year of professional experience in community nutrition. (A Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition which included community nutrition exposure may be substituted for the required experience.) WIC (Women, Infant & Children's) experience is not required but is preferred.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Baccalaureate degree in nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, public health nutrition, or home economics with emphasis in nutrition and completion of a dietetic internship approved by the American Dietetic Association.
License or Certificate:
Current registered as a Registered Dietitian or a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Possession of a valid California Driver's license.
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.
Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
[posted Jan 20, 2017]
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