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Nutrition Educator

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Pinellas Park
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition No: 688305Agency: Department of HealthWorking Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64001151Position Number: 64001151Salary: $1,308.62 Bi-WeeklyPosting Closing Date: 07/27/2022Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas 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.Nutrition EducatorCertifies clients for participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program) according to the WIC Manual DHM 150-24. Provides nutrition counseling, education and follow-up services to WIC Program clients. Promotes and supports breastfeeding among WIC clients. Develops nutrition care plans and documents information in WIC data system. Follows policies and procedures for collection, entry and management of data as well as operation of the WIC data system (FL WiSE) according to the WIC User Manual for clinic. Develops high risk nutrition care plans for high risk clients. Assures scheduling of follow-up counseling sessions. Performs anthropometric duties to include hemoglobin as needed.Designs nutrition educational materials for use in the WIC Program. Assists with training of new WIC nutrition staff in the certification and counseling process. Assists with the development and evaluation of the nutrition program plan and other documents as needed for the WIC Program.Your Specific Responsibilities: Determine Nutritional risk eligibility for the WIC program. Provide nutrition education and counseling to WIC clients. Promote and support breastfeeding for prenatal and postpartum clients. Refer clients for needed services within the health department and within the community. Document all services within the FL Wise System. Develop nutrition care plans for high risk clients. Perform height, weight and hemoglobin test on WIC clients. Assist supervisor with working WIC reports. Assign appropriate WIC food packages and make food package changes as needed. Issue WIC benefits as needed.Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Utilization of equipment including anthropometric equipment, hematology equipment and computer equipment. Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout the life cycle. Ability to determine nutritional risk and needs and nutrition education plans for individuals including low risk, high risk. Ability to provide nutrition education and breastfeeding promotion to others in groups or individual instruction. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to provide client-centered nutrition counseling to WIC clients.Qualifications:Minimum- A Bachelor's or master's degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, or Food and Nutrition from a school that is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Preferred- At least one year of WIC program experience as a Nutritionist or Nutrition Educator. Bilingual in English and SpanishFlorida 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 Healthiest State in the Nation.Values:I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.Where You Will Work:Department of Health at the Pinellas Park Health Center in Pinellas Park, FloridaThe Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's 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(For more information, please click ); Flexible Spending Accounts; Tuition waivers; And more!For a more complete list of benefits, visit .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: 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 cumbents 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 (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.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 Department's 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.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 here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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