Job: Senior Public Health Nutritionist

Job Title

Senior Public Health Nutritionist

Job Category

Public Health


Department of Health WIC Program
St. Lucie, Florida

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Job Description and Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
Registered, Licensed Dietitian, current status
Dietitian/Nutritionist experience
Computer skills
Nutrition counseling skills and ability
Valid Florida Driverâs License
Preferred Qualifications
WIC Program experience
Experience as a Supervisor
Excellent writing/communication skills
Position Information
Work in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to pregnant, breastfeeding, post-partum women, infants and children under age 5 years. Professional Nutritionist assessing and evaluating nutritional status, writing nutrition care plans, providing nutrition counseling and education; developing nutrition education materials and/or in-service classes; providing breastfeeding support to women. Computer skills, productivity in clinic flow, provision of excellent customer service and positive interpersonal relationships.

Position is located at the Ft Pierce WIC office in St Lucie County and may include coverage as needed at the other Port St Lucie WIC office location. Salary is based on experience.
Provides excellent customer service to clients displaying courtesy and respect while expediting their visit to reduce wait time.
Interviews WIC clients to certify for the WIC program per state WIC program policies and regulations stated in DHM 150-24. Performs a nutritional assessment screening and analyzes medical and anthropometric data to determine nutritional risk eligibility. Monitors accuracy of completion of growth grids and measurement techniques by Health Support Technicians. Develops client nutritional care plans to include from 1-3 client-centered goals and prescribes food packages. Documents in the FL-Wise electronic record. Provides individual and group nutritional counseling and education. Completes High-risk nutritional counseling referrals and counsels all medically high-risk WIC clients at least once per certification period. Refers clients and families as needed to other health and social service agencies. Distributes exempt infant formulas to WIC clients as prescribed by a Physician/ARNP/Physician assistant per WIC program guidelines. Handles receipt of formula and distributes per local procedures. Promotes and supports breastfeeding; distributes breast pumps per guidelines and makes referrals to peer counselors and the Lactation Consultant as needed. Performs duties utilizing a teamwork approach to assure program objectives are coordinated with other staff to achieve desired results. Cultivates positive work relationships with co-workers and communicates key concepts to supervisor and co-workers for efficient operations. Maintains client confidentiality and security in accordance DOHP50-10-10 Information Security & Privacy Policy Confidential Information.
Coordinates activities of Health Support Technicians and Health Support Specialists to ensure completion of work according to state WIC program policies and regulations stated in DHM 150-24. Approves leave, time submission, and EARS in HMS. Coordinates with other supervisors to improve site clinic operations. Completes Quality Assurance of WIC Records per state and local guidelines and documents observational reviews of subordinate staff.
Prepares and presents nutrition classes for the Health Dept., external agencies and/or WIC staff. Participates in the development, community assessment, planning and carrying out of Objectives/Activities of the Bi-Annual Nutrition Program Plan. Participates in WIC and Health Department meetings. Assists with orientation training for new WIC staff and/or student interns as needed. Coordinate and submits reports of non-WIC client nutritional counseling and with accurate coding in WIC and HMS system.

Employment Type

Full Time


Magdalene Chrulski
Must apply online. For the most up-to-date information regarding which local WIC agencies are currently taking applications, job applicants should check the State of Florida job locator web site: Florida People First web site.

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[posted Jun 6, 2018]

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