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FULL TIME POSITION

Location:  Haywood County Health and Human Services- Public Health Services Division

Salary: $33,858.39                                  Grade: 66                                    Position No.: 473-52-152

WILL CONSIDER WORK AGANIST FOR NUTRITIONIST II

DEADLINE TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS AND HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a completed State Application (NC PD-107) to:

Haywood County Health and Human Services                                OR Haywood County NC Works Career Center

Attention: Kathi Greene, Personnel Coordinator                                                          Attention: Kathi Greene, HHSA

157 Paragon Parkway, Suite 300                                                                               1170 N. Main Street

Clyde, NC  28721                                                                                                    Waynesville, NC 28786

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State Applications (NC PD-107) are available at the following locations: www.haywoodnc.net, Haywood County NC Works Career Center, Haywood County Human Resources Department located on the 5th floor of the Historic Courthouse and Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency.

Resumes may be attached but must accompany a completed application.  "See Resume" on application is not acceptable.

DEADLINE TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS IS: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The primary purpose of the Nutrition Services Section in the Public Health Services Division is to administer the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program in order to provide medical nutrition therapy in accordance with the American Dietetics' Association (ADA) Standards of Professional Practice.  The WIC Program must be administered in compliance with the financial eligibility and medical/nutritional criteria as defined the state policy.  A registered Dietitian will provide enhanced medical nutrition therapy and the program will be administered in compliance with state and local procedures.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of the Nutritionist II is to provide nutrition services and determine eligibility for persons participating in the WIC Program and Enhanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Program.  Accurate and appropriate services will be provided in accordance with state and local policies and with ADA Standards of Professional Practice.  Compliance with departmental guidelines, administrative support, clerical guidance and supervisory relief will be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Specialized knowledge and skill in comprehensive nutrition assessment and care planning, including problem diagnosis, counseling and evaluation of clients from diverse backgrounds, ages and with multiple and complex health and therapeutic nutritional needs.  Knowledge of human behavior and techniques for effecting behavior change with considerable skill in counseling.  Broad knowledge in health care ethics, documentation in medical records and quality assurance.  Knowledge in organization of community health and nutrition resources.  Sophisticated knowledge of current scientific information regarding nutrition, diet and health and the ability to relate this information to clients, professionals and the general public.

Skill in conducting a nutrition education or community needs assessment.  Fundamental knowledge of current principles and practices of public health and program coordination.  Ability to interpret policy and protocols into operational procedures and work priorities.  Skill in organizing and coordinating the work of others.  Full range of skills in presenting ideas orally and in writing in a clear, concise manner.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetics Registration; OR Master's degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, or Nutrition; OR Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education-approved Didactic Program in Dietetics and two years nutrition experience; OR Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Dietetics Registration with a Bachelor's degree in any subject area from an accredited four year college or university and two years nutrition experience; OR Bachelor's of Science degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four year college or university and two years nutrition.

Computer literacy and experience using NC CROSSROADS (NC WIC Program electronic record system) is preferred.

Training/Experience:

Ongoing education and training are strongly encouraged within the Agency.  Prior experience working with computers, including Windows and Excel preferred.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants must submit official college transcripts (if applicable).  Applicants must have NC Driver's License and access to a vehicle.  The applicant must have a clean driving record with no more than three (3) points showing on current DMV record.

Completion of Application:

Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to the announcement and included on the completed application.

Applicants should request a continuation sheet to record additional work experience on the application.  Applications should include at least ten (10) years of work experience on the application (if applicable).  No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office; therefore individuals who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.  Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position or title.

The campus of the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency is tobacco free.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.