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5/15/2022

Requisition No: 599781

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST - 64084178

Position Number: 64084178

Salary: $50,000- $60,000 annually

Posting Closing Date: 05/27/2022

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County. If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join our team! Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent, an employee of the Citrus County Health Department, represents the agency and its mission and values. The incumbent is part of the global public health organization and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy and teamwork, in a diverse environment. This position is responsible for implementing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at different clinic sites throughout the county as directed by the Nutrition Program Director.
Provide nutrition assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding education and counseling, including high risk care plans, when appropriate, to clients enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). This position requires independent judgement based upon information found in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual for the WIC Program and the FL-WiSE Clinic Manual, FL-Wise Training Manual and Modules, including WiSE Notes and FL-WiSE Help Sheets.

Performs and assess anthropometric, medical, and dietary data to determine clients eligibility for the WIC program in accordance with policies of the State WIC program and regulations stated in DHM-150-24. Perform anthropometric and hemoglobin measurements for clients during WIC certification, recertification, mid-certification, and follow ups when needed. Certifies and recertifies clients for the WIC program, including nutrition assessment and assignment of nutrition risk factors base upon procedures in the DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual. Prescribes and makes changes in WIC food packages for clients. Provides nutrition counseling to WIC participants and promotes nutrition/education goal setting pertinent to the needs of the client.
Document services in FL WISE using Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan (SOAP) charting method. Develop, monitor, evaluate and revise nutrition care plans for individual clients at high nutritional risk. Monitor and follow protocols for nutrition assessment and follow up for high risk WIC participants. Develops care plans and follows up with medically high-risk clients in providing medical nutrition therapy counseling according to guidelines set up by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and as stated in DHM-150-24. Discusses clients progress with other professionals. Assess medical documentation forms to determine need for special formula or non-contract formula following the guidelines stated in DHM-150-24. Provide referral to other health care and social service programs. Coordinate services with other CHD programs, including immunizations, primary care, Healthy Start, etc.

Participate in breastfeeding promotion (via one-on-one education or outreach), breastfeeding training and activities (including World Breastfeeding Week), and participate in WIC outreach events, as needed. Participate in the preparation and selection of information materials and presentations, including secondary nutrition education resources, bulletin boards, handouts, employee wellness, etc. for use in the WIC nutrition program and for various community groups. Ensures that nutrition or physical activity DVDs are played in the lobby for WIC families. Instructs WIC Health Support Specialists on the quarterly nutrition education kits. Prepares lesson plans and conducts classes for WIC participants related to nutrition factors affecting infants, children and pregnant and lactating women.

Conducts Healthy Habits individual appointments or small group education for families with overweight or obese children. This will include an initial appointment, along with at least one individual follow-up appointment. Individual goal setting with families is completed using goal setting tool in FL-WiSE.
Perform quality assurance chart reviews for low risk and high-risk clients and other quality assurance forms as required. Collects and evaluates information from the WIC records, which can be used for quality improvement purposes. Participate periodically in WIC and other health surveys as required. Provide technical assistance on program policies and current nutrition information to CHD staff. Attends required CHD meetings, including regularly scheduled staff meetings. Requires travel in various clinic locations and other community partners in Citrus County throughout the day.
Complete all required forms and reports such as Employee Activity Reports (EARs), Missing Bloodwork, High Risk Contacts, attendance and leave records, travel expenses, etc. by the required deadlines.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

This position is responsible for the secure collection and/ or access to records containing social security numbers.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the current science and practice of food and nutrition, dietetics or food service. Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout lifecycle. Knowledge of meal planning, food budgeting and purchasing. Ability to provide nutrition education to others in groups or individual instruction. Ability to determine nutritional needs and develop nutrition education plans for individual who are low, high or medically-high nutritional risk. Ability to educate individuals and families about food and nutritional needs. Ability to participate in education or in-service training programs through teaching classes, demonstrating food practices, giving talks, and developing or selecting educational materials. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to maintain records, communicate. maintain effective working relations and good rapport. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software. Knowledge of FL-WiSE (WIC database system). Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.

Qualifications:

Minimum - Licensed Dietitian in State of Florida

Preferred - 1 or more years experience of employment with WIC

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the HealthiestState in the Nation.

Values:

Innovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

Accountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

Responsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:

Lecanto, FL

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The States total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Please be advised:

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. 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: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 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.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

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 (*****). 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 *****, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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 (*****). 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 *****, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS PREFERENCE.Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans 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. Veterans Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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