National WIC Association

Registered Dietitian, Sr. (WIC)

South Central Public Health District (Twin Falls, ID)

Example of Duties

EDUCATION and COUNSELING

  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates nutrition-education programs
  • Insures programs meet standards for compliance with federal, state, and district requirements
  • Arranges nutrition-education material and conducts clinic and classroom training
  • Provides nutritional technical assistance for community and special interest groups
  • Collects and analyzes dietary history and medical information to identify nutritional needs of individuals
  • Develops and charts nutritional care plan in client records
  • Assesses needs and counsels’ clients on use of plan for normal and therapeutic diets
  • Provides outpatient counseling on normal and therapeutic diets
  • Provides follow-up to referring physician
  • Assesses nutritional status and feeding skills of clients
  • Assesses nutrient content of meals served, insuring quality and program requirements are met
  • Issues food vouchers, schedules appointments and makes eligibility determinations for program acceptance
  • Resolves questions with grocers holding voucher contracts
  • Prepares education material for media release
  • Prepares handbooks and instructor manuals 

CLINIC SERVICES

  • Participates as health team member in WIC clinics
  • Coordinates clinics with other department resources
  • Provides clinic information to and consults with physicians and staff
  • Serves as program consultant
  • Draws and reads hemoglobin for WIC participants and operates HemoCue machines
  • Takes anthropometric measurements and uses anthropometric equipment
  • Oversees clinic operation and volunteer activities

PROGRAM PLANNING

  • Evaluates program goals and develops plans and procedures for service delivery in compliance with federal, state, and district directives
  • Trains and supervises clinic and related staff
  • Coordinates program services with community organizations
  • Supervises contract personnel
  • Writes annual report; closes out month-end records and charts
  • Confers with other registered dietitians to enhance service delivery
  • Develops grants, proposals, program budget requests, and activity and expenditure reports

MISC

  • This position involves lifting and carrying education material and audio/visual equipment weighing up to approximately 40 pounds.
  • Frequent travel to other SCPHD offices is required.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Certification as a Registered Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association or RD eligible as defined by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The term registration eligible is used by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to identify individuals who have met didactic and supervised practice requirements and have established eligibility to take the registration examination. Successful passing of the registration examination within 6 months is required to continue employment.

  • Eligibility for licensure in the State of Idaho as a Dietitian in accordance with Idaho Code, Section 54-3506.

  • Good knowledge of education principles and methods as applied to nutrition counseling and education.

  • Some knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and food handling methods.

  • Some knowledge of program planning and evaluation.

  • Experience using a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) pre-planned program by completing Dietetic Program and Internship.

  • Experience identifying dietary problems related to nutrition intake; analyzing and evaluating nutrition data; adapting nutrition counseling and education to meet social, cultural, educational, and economic backgrounds of clients.

 

Supplemental Information

To learn more about the South Central Public Health District, please visit our website at www.phd5.idaho.gov

Working for the health district offers the ability to easily balance work and life commitments, including benefits such as a flexible work schedule, PERSI retirement, medical/dental insurance, and state-facilitated training.
 
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. 

If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact SCPHD Human Resources at yhumphrey@phd5.idaho.gov
 

More Information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho/jobs/3794620/registered-dietitian-sr-wic