Hiring range $37,238.42 – $40,962.26.
Posting expires 10/20/2021.
General Statement of Duties
Performs intermediate skilled human support work assisting clients participating in the WIC Program, performing nutrition assessments, prescribing plan of care based on client needs, providing nutrition education and counseling to clients, preparing and maintaining files and records, and preparing reports.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class assists clients participating in the WIC Program with their nutritional needs. Work involves assessing clients to determine nutritional needs, prescribing a plan of care and WIC food package based on their needs, providing nutrition education and making referrals to health care providers, preparing and maintaining files and records, and preparing reports. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Nutritionist III and is evaluated by a review of records, reports, discussions, observation, client feedback, and in terms of the overall accuracy and quality of the work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Tasks
• Assesses the nutritional status of clients.
• Provides nutrition education and counseling to clients; develops goals with clients based upon assessment results.
• Makes appropriate referrals to medical providers and social service programs based on findings from the medical and eco-social assessment.
• Provides clients information about various food packages and formulas; prescribes and discusses appropriate food packages for clients based on medical needs of clients.
• Issues food packages and breastfeeding supplies.
• Audits the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program.
• Conducts quarterly inventories.
• Records nutritional data and prepares computerized chart.
Additional Job Duties
• Performs related duties as required.
Recruitment and Selection Guidelines
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of County and department policies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles of normal and therapeutic nutrition.
• Thorough knowledge of nutrition and dietary assessment techniques.
• Thorough knowledge of program manuals.
• Thorough knowledge of health and social service programs and appropriate community resources.
• Thorough knowledge in preparing reports and other types of correspondence.
• Thorough knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software (e.g. Crossroads and NC Tracks, etc.).
• Thorough knowledge in the use of the equipment required for the position.
• Ability to interpret nutritional and dietary data.
• Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with patients and personnel.
• Ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.
• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
• Ability to make arithmetic computations.
• Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, nurse practitioners, associates, consultants, and the general public.
• Work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
• Work occasionally requires sitting, standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, using hands to finger, handle, or feel, frequently requires repetitive motions, and regularly requires speaking or hearing.
• Work has standard vision requirements.
• Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
• Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
• Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and using of measuring devices.
• Work has no exposure to environmental conditions.
• Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in nutrition, or related field and moderate experience in nutrition, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum Education and Experience – 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 a 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 experience.
Complete NC Lactation Education Program training within twelve months of hire.
Continuing education as required by the WIC Program/Carteret County Health Department.