Nutritionist II
Public Health - Seattle & King County - Kent, WA

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We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Nutritionist II to join the Kent Public Health Center Team at Birch Creek. This position is a career service 1.0 FTE, this classification is the second level within a two-level classification series. It is distinguished from a Nutritionist in that the incumbent is responsible for performing the full scope of Nutritionist duties, provides nutrition program coordination for a specific geographical area, and is considered a lead who provides support and work direction/training to assigned staff. Duties also include group nutrition assessments, counseling, education and evaluations, in addition to planning, coordinating, and evaluating nutrition programs for the site and community.

Who May Apply : This position is open to all qualified applicants.

Work Location : This position will work at the Kent Public Health Center at Birch Creek, located at 13111 SE 274th St, Kent, WA 98030.

Work Schedule : This position will work Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm, 40 hours per week.

Contact Information : For questions about this job announcement, please contact Rosalind Monteros, Human Resources Analyst, at (206) 263-8737 or

Examples of Duties:

1. Conduct individual sessions to assess client's nutritional needs using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and dietary information, for clients within WIC, MSS, MNT and ICM programs; implement and document care plans as necessary.

2. Review, monitor and schedule the work of assigned staff in WIC program; problem solve day-to-day operational issues as assigned by the site supervisor.

3. Assist in the staff hiring process; provide input to performance evaluations; provide day-to-day coaching and on-the job training to new employees and WIC staff as assigned; ensure WIC competency requirements are met.

4. Collaborate with site supervisor and program staff to coordinate designated quality assurance activities and ensure compliance with set standards.

5. Oversee the collection and analysis of site specific data to identify populations at risk and participate in research into and improvement of health care delivery.

6. Coordinate care with team members and other health care providers and make referrals to appropriate services; provide and document case management as appropriate.

7. Develop and present educational information to clients individually, in classes or to community groups on nutrition and food related topics.

8. Participate in the collection and analysis of data to identify populations at risk, and participate in research and improvement efforts related to health care delivery.

9. Participate collaboratively with the community to assess and address health issues, including the development of health programs.

10. Develop and implement nutrition standards for targeted populations such as prenatal and high risk patients.

11. Provide technical assistance and nutrition consultation; may provide in-service training for staff.

• Bachelor or Masters of Science, or Masters of Public Health in Nutrition
• Certified and Registered Dietitian(s) who is currently (or can be):
1) Registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration &
2) Certified by the Washington State Department of Health
• Demonstrated skill and experience in providing direct client nutrition services in a health care setting, preferably WIC, MSS and ICM services.
• Demonstrated experience providing nutrition education in a group setting; as well as clear ability to organize, lead, and facilitate group discussions and staff training.
• Demonstrated experience in planning, scheduling, coordinating and evaluating the work of assigned staff.
• Demonstrated ability to provide patients with birth control, STD, HIV/AIDS, and pregnancy options related education.
• Proficiency using computer programs within a Windows environment, and the ability to use drop down menus, point and click software, multiple screens and the ability to enter data with a high degree of accuracy.
• Ability to model and maintain good interpersonal interactions with clients and co-workers as a member of a multi-disciplinary public health team with a diverse multi-cultural population.
• Working knowledge of supervisory principles and techniques and personnel procedures.
• Demonstrated knowledge and skill in quality assurance activities.
• Working knowledge of funding resources for nutrition services.
• Ability to travel in a timely manner within King County to locations that may have limited access to public transportation.
Knowledge of WIC CIMS (Client Information Management System) computer software desirable.
• Strong leadership skills working in a clinic setting are highly desirable.
Supplemental Information:
• This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to
• Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
• Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
• Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.
The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
• Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law
• Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.
• Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to work locations throughout King County with no public transportation in a timely fashion.
APPLICATION PROCESS (electronically submit):
1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application with completed supplemental questions.
2. Resume detailing related experience
3. Cover Letter detailing how you meet or exceed the minimum qualifications.

You can attach multiple documents if necessary or required, such as your cover letter to your application. Your options are:
• Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
• Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the cover letter. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by IFPTE, Local 17. The bargaining unit classification for this position is NUTRITIONIST II

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