National WIC Association

Nutritionist I

County of Montgomery Health Department (Troy, NC)

Salary 

$36,504.00 - $45,630.00 Annually

Location 

Health Department 217 South Main St. Troy, NC

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Health Department

Job Number

04292022H

Closing

6/10/2022 11:59 AM Eastern

Description

This position is funded by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (also referred to as the WIC Program), located within the local health department. This program works directly with pregnant, newly postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to five years of age. The Nutritionist is directly responsible for conducting nutritional interviews and assessments, providing education and prescribing food packages to each WIC participant.

Examples of Duties

Job duties include conducting interviews and reviewing clinical data, dietary information, and medical histories; developing and documenting nutritional care plans; providing nutritional counseling; creating and prescribing appropriate food packages for WIC participants; referring clients to other resources and community services; participating in workshops and continuing education trainings; and reviewing professional publications to stay current on nutrition and public health issues. Duties may also include other related assignments as determined by management. Employee will receive one-on-one training for this position including learning the computer software, proper nutritional interviewing and assessment techniques, documentation practices and requirements, and the process used for creating and prescribing individual food packages. Employee will be provided their own office and work independently most of the time. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. This position is supervised by the WIC Director.

Required Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition Science, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university (minimum requirement)

OR

  • Graduation from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) – eligible to sit for the registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) with a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from an accredited four-year college or university

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Prior experience in the WIC Program

 

Agency

County of Montgomery

Address

PO Box 425
102 East Spring St.
Troy, North Carolina, 27371

Phone

(910) 576-4221 ext.1310

Website

http://www.montgomerycountync.com

More Information: http://www.montgomerycountync.com