National WIC Association

Nutritionist III - Greensboro

Guilford County Government (Greensboro, NC)


Work in this class involves providing professional nutritional services with a considerable amount of time being spent in providing comprehensive, complex nutrition services to clients and patients with a variety of medical/nutritional problems; or spending a significant amount of time in supervising a small local health nutrition program concentrating in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, Children (WIC) with limited program involvement in the areas of home health, family planning, and hypertension.   Work in this class is found in local health departments and throughout the university system.  This level is differentiated from lower levels in the areas of program scope, supervisory accountability, and the in-depth nature of nutritional assessment and counseling.  Employees provide nutritional services to clients with a multitude of medical/ nutritional problems, which requires a thorough knowledge of disease pathophysiology in relation to nutritional theories and practices.  Employees deal with acute, chronic, and terminally ill clients/patients who are characterized as medical high risk.  Employees supervising a small nutrition program are responsible for program planning, organizing priorities and directives, recommending budgetary needs and monitoring expenditures, participating in various personnel functions, and supervising lower level nutritionists and support staff.  Employees may become involved in providing training.  Work may include other related assignments as determined by the management.  Employees usually report to either a higher-level nutritionist's clinician, or agency director.

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