Public Health Nutritionist I or II - Chelan Douglas Health District

LOCATION: East Wenatchee, WA

CLOSING DATE: open until filled

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Job

JOB #: 18484

POSTED: March 7, 2022

Description:

Summary Description: The Public Health Nutritionist plans and conducts nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease for WIC clients and for our overall population. Provides nutritional assessment, education and counseling to individuals. Serves as a resource on nutrition and dietetics to nurses, health educators or other health care providers in the facility. Responsible for identifying the source of nutrition issues in the population and finding ways to address them, developing programs to improve access to healthy food, and improving nutrition in schools and supporting healthy eating in the workplace.

To ensure the highest level of services are provided, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):  

  • Assure compliance with WIC policy and procedures
  • Provide nutrition assessment, education and services to high risk and medically at-risk clients
  • Provide individual and group education/instruction at WIC clinics
  • Develop and implement an annual WIC nutrition education plan
  • Provide nutrition in-service and consultation to health district staff
  • Identify problem areas in nutrition within a community or population
  • Develop strategies that helps improve nutrition in schools and workplaces
  • Provide educational resources to the community to help them make better nutritional choices
  • Develop programs and policies for institutions that improve nutrition
  • Conduct cooking classes that focus on healthy meal preparation
  • Work towards reducing chronic disease by increasing access and consumption of healthy foods/beverages, improving physical activity opportunities and linkages to critical community resources

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to provide effective nutrition counseling to members of various cultural, age and economic groups
  •     Ability to develop care plans and coordinate client care with other team members
  •     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  •     Excellent organization skills, ability to manage workload
  •     Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate activities, projects and programs in order to meet defined public health measures
  •     Policy development- establish procedures and/or protocols
  •     Working knowledge of Word, Excel and Access

 

Skills/Eligibility:

Level Requirements (Minimum):

Education

  • Current license to practice as registered (certified preferred) dietician in state of Washington.

Experience

  • Two years’ experience, in a community setting.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within two weeks of hire.
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Per the Governor’s Proclamation 21-14, CDHD requires a COVID vaccination for in-person business. Therefore, all employees are required to present proof of vaccination status upon hire, except as required by law.

Desired

  • Bilingual, Bicultural

**A combination of education, training, and experience which has provided theoretical and practical knowledge will be evaluated for equivalency.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess distance, color and depth, required to regularly communicate with others and exchange accurate information
  • Able to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment
  • Able to remain stationary at a computer for extended periods of time and move around their assigned work space
  • Frequently move up to 25 pounds and occasionally move up to 50 pounds
  • PPE for this position includes face mask

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