Nutrition Assistant
Salt Lake County - Salt Lake City, UT

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Due to the minimum requirements of this position, in order to receive credit for education, licenses and/or certifications, applicants must submit photocopies of official transcripts on or before the closing date of the job announcement.
Transcripts must show the major field of study and degree awarded. Transcripts may be faxed to 385-468-05470 or e-mailed to recruitment@slco.org .
It is mandatory all new hires receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) vaccine before beginning employment
This is an expedited recruitment to meet the needs of the division.
It is preferred the successful applicant be able to read, write and speak English and Spanish fluently.
This position may be subject to a criminal background check.
Applicants must possess a Valid Driver’s license as required to perform job responsibilities.
The successful applicant will be required to travel to various clinics throughout Salt Lake County.

Position Description:
JOB SUMMARY
Provides individual and group nutrition education, determines client’s nutritional risk assessment assigns and issues appropriate food packages, promotes, supports and educates breastfeeding women. Provides referrals to other agencies, documents interventions, goals and progress toward meeting these needs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, or Nutrition Sciences in Integrated Studies (with a minimum of 24 hours course study in Nutrition or home economics), or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provides nutritional education and counseling both individually or in a group setting.
Counsels low risk clients and in the absence of the dietitian, counsels high risk clients on nutrition needs during pregnancy, breastfeeding, growth and development of infants and children up to the age of five, postpartum, teen mothers and other health related issues such as smoking, substance abuse and immunizations. Ensures that the dietitian provides case management of high risk patients seen.
Plans and develops bulletin board displays, overheads and other audio visual materials that enhance the learning environment in accordance with existing approved class outline,
Evaluates client’s educational level, cultural background, values and health beliefs in order to prioritize and tailor nutrition education to the needs of the family and/or client.
Plans, develops and evaluates the group nutrition education provided to the target population based on the annual nutrition education plan.
Counsels clients on the importance of the nutrition education component of the WIC program.
Provides basic counseling regarding each risk factor assigned.
Provides core contact information to clients and reviews Rights and Responsibilities.
Develops a plan with the client to make positive changes, improve nutritional status and prevent nutrition related problems based on client’s category, level of nutrition risk (high or low), nutrition education needs and goals.
Provides a basic assessment of the client’s nutritional status and determines nutritional risk by evaluating anthropometrical and biochemical data and medical and nutritional history to determine WIC eligibility.
Determines level of nutritional risk (prioritization for services) and assigns nutrition risk factors.
Identifies high risk participants who would benefit from individualized follow-up by a Registered Dietitian in the WIC program and schedules an appropriate high risk follow-up appointment.
Schedules future nutrition contacts that will be appropriate for the participant’s category and risk status.
Assists client in finding and using referral sources in the community, provides current listing of referral agencies and services which may include immunizations, Medicaid, Food Stamps, family planning, etc.
Reviews clients’ immunization record and refers when needed to promote up to date status.
Assigns appropriate food packages to meet the nutritional needs of eligible WIC clients, including specialized formula.
Issues food vouchers to eligible WIC clients and reviews Authorized Food and Vendor List with client.
Evaluates whether food package assigned meets the needs of the client and tailors food package as needed.
Ensures computer integrity and voucher security.
Promotes breastfeeding among clients to increase breastfeeding rates in conjunction with Healthy People 2020 goal.
Provides breastfeeding support, technical assistance, and education to WIC clients, breastfeeding peer counselors, and staff.
Issues electric breast pumps and other breastfeeding aids per state protocol. Evaluates, tracks and counsels clients regarding use of the breast pumps and/or breastfeeding aids
Provides timely, accurate, and professional legal documentation using SOAP format per State WIC Policies and Procedures.
Ensures confidentiality of client records and information received according to established policies and procedures
Accurately enters client information into WIC computer database.
Assists in quality assurance activities and self monitoring tool.
Assists in planning, development, and implementation of special nutrition projects which are program and/or community oriented.
Orders nutrition education material and maintains inventory up to date.
Provides completion of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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