Public Health Nutritionist
State of Ohio 168 reviews - Franklin County, OH

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Under the supervision of the Nutrition and Administrative Services Supervisor: plans and implements a statewide program to deliver and monitor nutrition and breastfeeding services (e.g., Breastfeeding Peer Helper services in the Ohio Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program); establishes nutrition education, program delivery and breastfeeding standards, guidelines, and short and long term goals and objectives for projects of the Nutrition and Administrative Services unit. Develops policies and procedures for breastfeeding promotion and support services within the Ohio WIC program. Administers the WIC Breast Pump program. Recommends changes in policies and procedures in breastfeeding and other nutrition services to the nutrition supervisor as appropriate. Assists in developing and writing formal policies and procedures in the areas of certification, food issuance and nutrition education to direct local WIC projects; implements and monitors local implementation of same to ensure quality services and compliance with Federal directives (e.g., breastfeeding and support mandates). Assists in development of and implements procedures or methods to assess and evaluate local WIC project performance (e.g., local breastfeeding promotion and support activities). Serves as the Ohio WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator. Provides breastfeeding consultation and technical assistance to local projects in person and/or by telephone or in writing; clarifies and interprets nutrition and breastfeeding promotion and support standards; policies and procedures to WIC directors, other WIC staff, other healthcare professionals who assists local projects (e.g., nurses, nutritionists, physicians) and relevant officials (e.g., health commissioners, agency directors). Coordinates breastfeeding promotion and support activities and other WIC services with other health related programs within the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and with State agencies. Makes recommendations for funding approval/disapproval, staffing levels and assists in writing special grant conditions in conjunction with other division staff, as it relates to nutrition and breastfeeding services. Assists other Nutrition and Administrative Services Consultants in planning, organizing, and coordinating breastfeeding programs for the local projects in cooperation with the state agency.

Plans and conducts State WIC sponsored training sessions (e.g., New Health Professional training, specialized classes, including breastfeeding management courses) for local project staff who conduct assessments of women, infants and/or children. Plans and/or conducts breastfeeding training for others in the community who impact WIC participant health care decisions ( e.g., Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, health clinics). Develops and evaluates nutrition and breastfeeding educational materials and makes recommendations for their use in local WIC projects. Participates in planning breastfeeding educational sessions for presentation at WIC symposiums and/or regional trainings. Reviews and evaluates nutrition and breastfeeding education offered to participants by local project health professionals.

Serves as Nutrition and Administrative services consultant in areas of certification, nutrition education and food issuance for an assigned number of local projects. Provides nutrition consultation and technical assistance to local projects : in person and/or by telephone or in writing; clarifies and interprets nutrition and breastfeeding promotion and support standards; policies and procedures to WIC directors, other WIC staff, other healthcare professionals who assist local projects (e.g., nurses, nutritionists, physicians) and relevant officials (e.g., health commissioners, agency directors). Monitors the nutrition component in local WIC projects to ensure that persons who are enrolled are at nutritional risk, that appropriate counseling and education are provided and that appropriate food packages are prescribed. Participates as a team member or independently conducts management evaluations of local projects to evaluate the nutrition counseling and education, certification, and food issuance component of the program by reviewing charts, and by observing clinic operation and staffing patterns. States findings in the form of corrective actions or recommendations for documentation of project performance.

Participates in development of goals, objectives and activities for WIC State Plan and Maternal and Child Health Block Grant application as assigned. Answers congressional inquiries, community concerns or concerns from other agencies as directed through letters, phone calls and/or public speaking presentations. Responds to questions and problems raised or related to assigned projects; interprets guidelines, policies and procedures relative to program needs; prepares periodic reports, verbal and written progress reports as directed by the Supervisor.

Participates as a member of committees in development of related workshops, and planning groups within the Division of Family and Community Health Services (DFCHS) to improve overall coordination of service delivery to mothers and children, as assigned. Attends other committee meetings, conferences, seminars, and/or symposiums as assigned. Participates as a member of statewide WIC committees (e.g., training, vendor monitoring) as assigned. As assigned, serves as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption team, Incident Response Team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires current licensure as dietitian as issued by Ohio Board of Dietetics per Section 4759.06 of Ohio Revised Code; must be able to provide own transportation.

Supplemental Information:
Attachments to your application will not be accepted for this posting. You may copy and paste your resume in the text box provided on your application.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applications of those who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated against the following criteria : Graduate or advanced degree in Nutrition/Dietetics; Has International Board Certified Lactation Counselor (IBCLC) qualification; Has CLC certification (Certified Lactation Counselor) or CLS (Certified Lacation Specialist); Experience in public health policies, environment and system changes; with population-based interventions; in chronic disease and public health nutrition; administering grants, reviewing grants; in financial management (e.g., fiscal, budgeting, accounting); in program planning, implementation and evaluation; in providing technical assistance; in developing and presenting training/workshops. Your application must specifically address how you meet the above criteria through your experience, education, knowledge, skill and ability.

All eligible applications shall be reviewed considering the following criteria: qualifications, experience, education and work record.
EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS: Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript prior to receiving a formal offer of employment. Failure to provide the transcript within 5 working days of being requested will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration. Please note that a transcript is considered “official” only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution’s website will not be accepted. ODH reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity’s award of a putative degree. STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of posted positions by logging onto our website . Click on the CAREERS link at the bottom of the page, then go to Status of Positions and click on that link to see if the position has been filled. APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application and clearly indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications and/or position specific minimum qualifications. Applicants are also encouraged to document any experience, education and/or training related to the job duties below. An assessment of these criteria may be conducted to determine the applicants who are interviewed. A resume and/or additional information can be attached to the application and submitted on-line by adding it to your OHMS profile. Applications for this position must be submitted on-line or date-stamped in Human Resources by 5:00 PM on the deadline day. Postmarked applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Please submit a separate application for each Position Number (PN) for which you are applying. It is understood that this vacancy posting will in no way replace the position description which remain the official document outlining the duties and responsibilities of the incumbent assigned to this position.

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