Job: Public Health Nutritionist

Job Title

Public Health Nutritionist

Job Category

Public Health


Department of Health WIC Program
LaBelle, Florida

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Job Description and Requirements

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64035259

Position Number: 64035259

Salary: $45,000 Annually

Posting Closing Date: 1/15/2019


This is specialized work under the direction of a nutritionist in a WIC unit. It requires a high degree of accuracy, involves close interaction with other personnel of the CHD, and maintenance of confidentiality. Travel to all sites may be involved in the performance of duties.


Bachelors or master's degree in nutritional science, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, or public health nutrition. Licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist or be eligible to practice dietetics. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Bi-Lingual â English/Spanish.

EMERGENCY DUTY: Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat thereof, man-made or natural.


Determines nutrition risk eligibility of clients.
Provides individual nutrition education contacts, adapts nutrition education content based on need of the client using the VENA concept to provide appropriate nutritional counseling. Documents services provided
Correctly identifies all high-risk clients and medically high-risk clients, completing an individual high-risk care plan using the SOAP format.
As necessary, refers client to appropriate outside agency, documenting referral. Assigns appropriate food packages. Completes FL-WiSE System data entry ensuring to complete all required screens before the end of the day services are provided


Plans, implements and coordinates the nutritional care component for clients in the Ryan White clinic.
Provides nutrition assessment and counseling as part of regular clinic services.
Develops individualized plan of care and provides follow-up, case management and referrals as needed.
Accurately documents required client information into Care Coordination Module in HMS in
a timely manner.
Evaluates the effectiveness of nutritional care and develops strategies to improve care.


Acts as a Property Custodian Delegate overseeing the tagging, controlling, transferring, and disposal of the
state's tangible personal assets in the WIC program.
Assists with the annual physical inventory and designates an inventory custodian to conduct the inventory.
Completes and submits the annual inventory report.
Reviews end-of-the month inventories submissions for special formula, ID cards and supply orders.
Consolidates site inventories for EBT Cards, special formula and breastfeeding inventories for all WIC sites into respective master inventory templates monthly.
Creates new site templates post reconciliation monthly.
Assists with inputting monthly appointment schedule as per direction of site supervisor.
Provides professional and administrative support to site supervisor.
Keeps site supervisor informed of problems that may arise and assist with possible solutions.
Completes assigned administrative projects and reports in a timely fashion.
Notifies site supervisor and WIC Coordinator of problematic trends and occurrences.
Assists with maintaining WIC administrative records per policy and regulation.
Meets deadlines for submission of EARs, timesheets, mileage voucher and other requested items.
Performs related duties as required by Supervisor.
Participates in quality assurance activities
Serves as a backup for ordering, receiving, and submitting required documentation to Central Office of special formula.


Protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding; assures local site reflects a Breastfeeding Friendly
Assists with organization and maintenance of breastfeeding supplies for site and issues manual breast pumps.
Promotes breastfeeding classes with all prenatal clients.
Refers clients to Breastfeeding team as needed.

Collects and records medical data (height/length, weight and hemoglobin levels) of WIC clients.
Transcribes all medical data to the FL-WiSE system.
Completes the Lab/Anthro screen with proper measurement conversions for women, infants and children.
Properly maintains bio-hazardous materials.
Follows FDOH and Hendry CHD policies regarding prevention of blood borne pathogen transmission.


Participates in on-going nutrition education activities with local agency.
Provides nutrition education and general services at Outreach events.
Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge of principles, practices & office procedures
Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation & grammar usage
Knowledge of standard business formats & styles for letters & business forms
Knowledge of theories & concepts of preventive health care, current science & practice of nutrition
Knowledge of prenatal, breastfeeding, postpartum, infant and children nutrition
Knowledge of breastfeeding benefits and ability to promote and educate on it
Knowledge of the methods of data collection
Knowledge of the principles & techniques of records management
Knowledge of planning principles & techniques
Skill in operating a personal computer
Ability to provide nutrition education for individuals and groups
Ability to assess nutritional status and develop basic nutrition plans
Ability to teach and develop or select education materials
Ability to operate general office equipment
Ability to train others & deal effectively with a variety of people
Ability to follow office procedures & practices
Ability to organize & maintain filing systems
Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous & effective manner
Ability to plan, organize & coordinate work assignments & communicate effectively verbally & in writing
Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationship with others
Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, policies & procedures
Ability to prioritize individual workload, prepare reports & maintain records
Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for long periods of time
Ability to frequently use telephone, computer, copier and small hand tools, i.e.; stapler, scissors, etc.
Ability to work with occasional loud noises
Ability to follow instructions
Ability to review data for accuracy & completeness
Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
Ability to work indoors with occasional temperature changes
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds as needed

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANSâ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veteransâ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veteransâ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veteransâ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota

Employment Type

Full Time


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[posted Jan 11, 2019]

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