Oklahoma State Department of Health Woodward County, Oklahoma, United States
Sep 21, 2023Full Time
Job Posting Title Nutrition Therapist I, II, III or IV Agency 340 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Supervisory Organization 340 District 1 Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank) Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above. Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank) Full/Part-Time Full time Job Type Regular Compensation Level I - up to $56,088.00 based on education and experience Level II - up to $61,307.00 based on education and experience Level III - up to $67,437.00 based on education and experience Level IV- up to $74,853.00 based on education and experience PIN 34002768 Job Description The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service. OSDH is seeking a full-time time Nutrition Therapist to provide support within District 1, which includes Beaver, Custer, Harper, Texas, Woods and Woodard Counties. This is a state employee position PIN 34002768 governed by the Civil Service Rules , located in Woodward, OK.OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2023 . OSDH is seeking a Nutrition Therapist; this position may be hired at a level I, II, III or IV. Level I - up to $56,088.00 based on education and experience Level II - up to $61,307.00 based on education and experience Level III - up to $67,437.00 based on education and experience Level IV- up to $74,853.00 based on education and experience PIN 34002768 Basic Purpose The WIC nutritionist performs program eligibility and nutritional assessment for individual clients. Client services include nutritional planning, determination of supplemental food needs and provision of breastfeeding supplies. Nutritionists conduct child development and immunization checks, health screenings and referrals. Provides services for the WIC program county health departments. Typical Functions Evaluates nutrition and dietary needs of patients and clients. Initiates and conducts surveys as a basis for program development. Coordinates with other agencies or departments to provide educational materials, assess nutritional status of patients, clients, or the community and develop special menus. Provides in-service training to staff. Prepares consultation reports, survey results, quality improvement statistics, and other necessary documentation. Determines type of food preparation equipment needed for specific dietary requirements. Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team reviewing treatment plans, or on a survey team, inspecting and assessing health, domiciliary or other facilities. Plans basic menus and food specifications, and procures goods for the facility. Level Descriptor This is the specialist level of the job family, where employees are assigned independent responsibility for planning and directing specialized nutrition programs. This will include conducting studies and surveys to assess nutritional status, planning and participating in public information and educational activities on nutrition, coordinating with other dietitians, nutrition therapists, and health professionals on requirements for preparation and dissemination of educational material, and providing nutrition consultation to programs and groups. These positions will serve as a dietary consultant on administrative and technical problems relating to nutrition, and will occasionally provide technical supervision to lower level dietitians, nutrition therapists, or food service specialists. Education and Experience Level I: Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university. Level II: Registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Level III: Consists of registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Plus two years of experience as a registered dietitian in a food service operation or in a public or community health program or facility. A master’s degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master’s degree in foods and nutrition with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience. Level IV: Consists of registration as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision plus four years of experience as a registered dietitian. A master’s degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master’s degree with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience. Note: Written verification that all course work and clinical experience has been completed should be furnished by the program director from the college or university at the time of application. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of current dietetics and institutional diet management; of nutrition and its relationship to health; of nutritional values, costs and accounting; of available community resources; of health requirements and personal hygiene; of administrative principles and practices; of modern methods, materials and equipment used in food preparation and service; of conducting and interpreting nutrition surveys; of economic and social trends in nutrition; and of program planning and nutrition education techniques. Ability is required to plan menus for general and special therapeutic diets; to keep necessary records; to establish effective working relationships with others; to present and prepare educational materials; to develop curricula for nutrition education program; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to evaluate and judge the quality of food materials and develop menus; and to plan and deliver effective education programs and to evaluate results of programs. Special Requirements Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by63 O.S. § 427.8. Additional Job Description Equal Opportunity Employment The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. 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