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WIC Nutrition Tech 1-2

Company: Oklahoma City County Health Department
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

WIC NUTRITION TECH 1-2 Wage Max: 36,576.00 Annual Wage Min: 33,912.00 Annual Position Type: Full-Time/Non-Exempt (Conditional) Shift: M-F 8 to 4:30 SUMMARY: This position is in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Department of the Operations Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. The employee works under the supervision of the WIC Administrator. The employee is primarily responsible for providing paraprofessional dietetic work within a clinic setting. The employee will be conducting nutrition assessments of clients, including anthropometric measurements, biochemical tests using standardized procedures, clinical or physical examination, dietary intake and a review of client economic, social and environmental factors. Employees will also provide nutrition education to individual clients, and discuss dietary problems of clients with doctors, nurses and other allied health personnel. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. It is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned. This position functions at the entry level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role: Analytic Assessment Skills Communication Skills Cultural Competency Skills Community Dimensions of Practice Skills ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Interviewing clients and taking diet histories. 2. Reviewing client medical charts for dietetic and nutrition information. 3. Assisting Dietician in determining appropriate nutritional care of clients. 4. Participating in public information and education activities regarding nutrition, including conducting classes on general nutrition and consumer education. 5. Operating a personal computer. 6. Preparing and printing various forms. 7. Compiling data and generating reports. 8. Driving to off-site locations to perform job duties. 9. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position. 10. At the direction of OCCHD Executive Director or designee, the employee will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e., Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team. 11. In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: -High school diploma or GED required -Technical-Center or Junior College associate's degree in dietetic technology or closely related field, or similarly qualifying education -Knowledge of the basic principles of dietetics -Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition, sanitation and food-handling practices -Valid Oklahoma Driver License required -Level 1 - Two years of experience working under the supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a clinic environment, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience - $1,413 semi-monthly -Level 2 Three years of experience working under the supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a clinic environment, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience - $1,524 semi-monthly SKILLS AND ABILITIES: -Ability and willingness to follow oral and written medical and dietetic instructions -Ability and willingness to perform finger-sticks and weigh and measure children -Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality -Ability and willingness to operate a personal computer -Ability and willingness to communicate with persons of diverse backgrounds both orally and in writing using tact and diplomacy -Ability and willingness to follow established policies and procedures -Ability and willingness to develop and maintain effective working relationships -Ability and willingness to follow safe working practices and procedures -Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for work product WORKING CONDITIONS: -Primarily indoors in climate controlled building -No smoking or use of non-smoking tobacco products is allowed at anytime while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles -No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business -May be subject to occasional standing for extended periods -Occasional travel to off-site locations to perform job duties -Periodically exposed to glare from a computer monitor -OSHA category: performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: -Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to use equipment such as computer keyboard, ten-key, lancet, etc. -Vision enough to read and draft written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand- or machine-generated documents, etc., as well as print on a computer monitor -Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle -Speech and hearing enough to communicate with others, both via telephone, in a public presentation and face-to-face -Flexibility and strength enough to lift objects weighing up to 35 pounds, and move and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds -Flexibility enough to bend over exam table, stoop to pick up objects from floor etc. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: This position requires constant contact with other employees and with the public to give and receive information and/or to provide technical assistance. Employee may be required to occasionally deal with hostile persons. SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED/ACCOUNTABILITY: This employee is under the supervision of the WIC Administrator. Work product is subject to both specific and general review. The employee has no supervisory responsibilities. Although this position has no direct accountability for any money or materials, the employee may make recommendations which result in the expenditure of significant funds. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required -May be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team -May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends due to job responsibilities -Must complete the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), six month, Food and Nutrition Service, Nutrition Assistant Training, during the one year probationary period, as a condition of continued employment Employees who fall into the following categories are in conditional employment positions: a) Executive Management; b) Deputy/Assistant Directors; c) certain other OCCHD employees individually designated by position number whose salaries, benefits, and/or overhead are based on revenue generating contracts, grants, or fee-for-service revenue. In other words, this means that if the funding or the program is terminated, cancelled, or non-renewed, your employment terminates automatically. This position is conditional. Interested candidates should apply online at www.occhd.org. Select Careers at the top of the web page, select Current Jobs, select the position you are applying for, and select "apply". You will be directed to our Career Center. Get started by uploading your resume with your profile. Otherwise, click "skip" to continue. The first step is to register with the Career Center, again you will click on apply for an active position. You may search for open positions by name or select "show all positions." You may select "view" to read the details regarding the position. Again, you will click on "apply now". You will be directed to the second step of the application process. Please complete the entire application. Do not substitute a resume for your employment history. You may attach a cover letter, resume, an official transcript, if applicable. You will save an complete your application. You will be directed to the final step of answering job specific questions, if applicable. Once you have finished the process, you should receive a message stating, "Successfully applied". You will also receive an email stating your application has been received for the position you selected. If you do not receive this message, then there has been a step not completed. You will need to review your record. The position will be open for 30 days or until filled. Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date. AA/EOErecblid jzaxfdm0en7f0b3wjf2hoyjgoe41ieby Jobble

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