Job: Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor
Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor
Department of Health WIC Program
Job Description and Requirements
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST SUPV
Position Number: 64061837
Posting Closing Date: 12/07/2018
Senior Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor
Previous Supervisor and WIC Experience Preferred
To qualify for this position, you must have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from a U.S. accredited college in Nutritional Science, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics, and/or Public Health Nutrition.
To qualify for this position, you must be a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Florida, or eligible to be licensed.
This position involves professional public health nutrition work at the Okaloosa County Health Department. It provides direct client services, supervises one or more professional and non-professional staff, and coordinates nutrition services at the Crestview site of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. Travel may be involved in the performance of duties and independent judgment and initiative must be exercised.
Assess, plan, develop, evaluate, implement, monitor, and revise nutrition care plans for individual clients who are at low risk, high risk and medically high nutritional risk. Documents accurately, and according to WIC guidelines, the assessment of nutritional status and client centered goals, and follow up needed. Works with WIC Branch Director and WIC clinic staff to develop a system to ensure that appropriate nutritional care and WIC services are provided to clients.
Collects, records, and assesses anthropometrical and hematological, dietary, and medical data on women, infants and children. Certifies clients for participation in the WIC program in accordance with policies of the state WIC Program and regulations as stated in the HRSM 150-24. Consults with health care practitioners to determine nutrition or health needs and diet prescription of patient or client. Makes referrals as needed.
This individual will be responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate. Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress, and assessing performance. Evaluates staff through establishment of performance standards. Meets regularly with staff to ensure standards are met. Makes recommendations for hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, discharging, rewarding, disciplining, and assigning duties to subordinate staff. Plans work schedules, deadlines, and time utilization of subordinate staff.
Provides breastfeeding promotion, support, and counseling to prenatal and postpartum breastfeeding women.
Conducts quality assurance audits on nutrition education and administrative functions quarterly. Summarizes and analyzes nutrition activities and services at regular intervals. Evaluates, develops, and recommends nutrition education materials.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training and other professional and staff development activities. Plans and conducts employee meetings as well as employee in-service training as needed.
Coordinates the implementation of the WIC Program comprehensive plan with the overall vision of the Health Department. Fosters the integration of WIC services with County Health Department programs and services and appropriate state and community agencies. Participates in WIC outreach activities.
Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials to clients. Plans and provides educational opportunities for health personnel. Updates and revises Nutrition Notebooks. May conduct surveys to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of resources.
Attends training and continuing education programs necessary for maintaining skills and licensure. Performs other work related duties as assigned by the supervisor. Confidentiality of information shall be maintained.
Performs work as required. Confidentiality of information shall be maintained at all times.
This position requires the incumbent to currently hold and maintain a valid U.S. Driver's License.
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. Please note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the background check.
Emergency Duty: Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
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: http://www.sss.gov
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 State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application 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. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
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 (department) 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.
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: Fort Walton Beach
[posted Nov 29, 2018]
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