National WIC Association

Senior Public Health Nutritionist

Palm Beach County Health Department (Lantana, FL)

Post Closing Date: 2/10/2018

Licensure/registration/certification requirements: Licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist in accordance with Chapter 468, Florida Statutes, or be eligible to practice dietetics in accordance with Chapter 21M, Section 48.001, 48.002, or 48.003, Florida Administrative Code.  468.509

This is specialized and complex professional public health and nutrition work as a Senior Public Health Nutritionist in the Palm Beach County Health Department. Incumbent plans and provides comprehensive nutrition care and education services within the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in health clinics and other community settings. 

Assesses nutritional and dietary needs of high risk and medically high risk clients in the community.  Provides nutritional care, management and education for high risk clients in primary care clinics.  Reviews medical data, determines nutritional care needs, develops plan of care.  Provides individual and group nutritional counseling for the client population.  Certifies eligible clients for the WIC Program and provides or arranges for required follow-up.  Works with Breastfeeding Coordinator to organize, promote, and support breastfeeding for WIC clients. Documents client contacts and services in appropriate records. 

Participates in development and revision of protocols and standards of care.  Participates in Community Health Division, WIC Program and health center quality improvement activities.  Participates in teams or committees as appropriate. Acts on behalf of the Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor during absences as assigned. Participates in the provision and/or arrangement of on-the-job training of staff for nutrition staff. Assists in the scheduling and assignment of work functions of nutrition staff to ensure optimum delivery of customer services and nutrition education to participants.

 Provides nutrition services in off-site facilities serving health center clients.  Develops referral network with community groups and agencies serving PBCHD clients.  Participates in WIC outreach activities.  Coordinates WIC referrals from private providers and HMO’s. Participate in the development of the WIC Program Plan and program objectives.

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