National WIC Association

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION CONSULTANT

DOH: Bureau of WIC Program Services (Tallahassee, FL)

Agency: Department of Health: Bureau of WIC Program Services

Location: Tallahassee FL

Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION CONSULTANT

Salary:  $36,381.54 - $67,834.00 

Link to Posting:  PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION CONSULTANT - 64067939 (myflorida.com)

 

Description:

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 

This position has technical public health nutrition consultation responsibilities within the Nutrition Section of the Bureau of WIC Program Services. 

 

Provides quality assurance and quality improvement evaluation of the nutrition component of statewide WIC nutrition programs.  Performs on-site regulatory monitoring and technical assistance reviews of local WIC agencies in order to ensure compliance and quality in the areas of certification, nutrition risk assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding and efficient clinic operations.  Prepares reports describing in detail results of monitoring and technical assistance visits to local agencies.  Assists local agencies in the development of plans of corrective action and ensures corrective action is implemented in areas determined to be deficient during on-site monitoring reviews. Conducts on-going desk top reviews and discussions with the local agencies regarding indicators and areas where on-going assistance is needed.

 

Coordinates the certification component of the WIC Program including development and/or interpretation of nutritional risk criteria, development of state policy and procedures, and development of forms and other related materials or resources.  Provides technical assistance and training related to this component of WIC program operations.  Provides information and/or data for the development of the Certification chapter of the WIC State Plan of Program Operations and WIC Procedure Manual and CPA Guidebook and provides input and/or data for other areas of these documents.  Recommends changes to FL-WiSE to implement new certification policies. Updates Nutrition Risk Reference Guide to reflect USDA approved nutrition risk criteria.

 

Provides and/or coordinates technical assistance, training and guidance to local and state agency staff in various areas of program operations through formal training sessions, on-site visits, correspondence, or via the telephone.  Provides technical nutrition support to local nutritionists who counsel high risk clients on the development of nutrition care plans and other nutrition education services.  Serves on work teams to solve operational and programmatic issues.  Approves foods to be added to the Florida WIC Approved Product List.

 

Assist in developing/reviewing modules, practice exercises and competency tests to train new WIC staff at the state and local level on the FL-WiSE/EBT system so that the training modules stay aligned with the current screens, limitations, and “work-arounds” needed to perform essential WIC functions in FL-WiSE.  Develops other training materials related to FL-WiSE as needed.  Assists in testing and developing procedures related to FL-WiSE/EBT data system.  Reviews FL-WiSE reports, as assigned, and provides timely feedback to local agencies. 

 

Assists with research and analysis of nutrition service data from the HMS System, FL-WiSE data system, and other sources for research articles, position papers, and reports.  Prepares special reports for program planning and evaluation.  Provides technical assistance and training to local agency staff regarding these systems and interpretation/use of the data.  Serves as the Bureau’s liaison with these entities and clinical records committee, as assigned. 

 

Assists the Nutrition Program Manager in approving temporary Competent Professional Authority status in local WIC agencies. 

 

Writes and reviews reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, standards and other written materials as required.  Writes speeches and prepares visual aids and other handout materials for staff presentations. 

 

Develops nutrition education resource materials.  Reviews, evaluates, and selects appropriate professional education resource materials.

 

Maintains and improves professional knowledge and skills through participation in staff meetings and staff development activities.

  

 

Qualifications:


Florida licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist required.  This position requires that the incumbent meets the requirements outlined in Chapter 468, Part X, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 64B8-40 to 45, Florida Administrative Code.

 

A Master’s degree in public health nutrition, dietetics or food and nutrition preferred.  Registration as a dietitian as defined by the Commission on Dietetic Registration preferred.  Public Health and/or WIC experience at a local or state agency preferred.  At least three (3) years of professional experience in public health nutrition preferred. 

 

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

More Information: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-PUBLIC-HEALTH-NUTRITION-CONSULTANT-64067939-FL-32399/898381400/