NUTRITIONIST @ Eskenazi Health Hospital

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

Ability to determine client eligibility based on identified risk factors and provides nutrition education with the knowledge of social, cultural, and religious backgrounds as they relate to proper nutrition and breastfeeding for participants in the WIC Supplemental Food Program. Utilizes federal, state, and divisional guidelines/standards to implement and evaluate client nutrition education plans. Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act standards as well as Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment standards established by Marion County Public Health Clinical Laboratory. Work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team including physicians, outside agencies, and MCPHD department professionals for referral purposes and collaboration.

Essential Duties

  • Evaluates clients’ nutritional status through analysis of anthropometrics, hemoglobin/lead measurements, relevant medical history, and client feedback from utilization of Participant Centered Service techniques.
  • Determines eligibility for WIC Program based on economic, nutritional and medical needs.
  • Monitors immunizations of children, monitors hemoglobin and lead levels and makes appropriate referrals. 
  • Referrals to external organizations to obtain/provide information and services.
  • Promotes breastfeeding education to prenatal and postpartum women and provides appropriate tools such as breast pumps, nipple shields, bras, flanges and support through utilization of Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and tools available in the clinics. 
  • Participates in public health emergency preparedness exercises and in the response to public health emergencies, as directed. 
  • Participate in a minimum of two H.O.P.E events totaling a minimum of eight (8) hours annually. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in dietetics, food and nutrition, nutrition related field
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) or RD eligible.   
  • Must obtain RD credential within 6 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Flexibility to respond to changing situations/priorities
  • Effective response to different situations and time limitations
  • Tact/discretion in developing nutrition plans for clients.
  • Computer skills in Word and Excel

Working Enviornment

Time restraints established by the system currently used for WIC visits, Up and down movements for 8 hours a day, ability to address the needs of stressed out clients, ability to work with large volumes of women and children who may have communicable diseases, physical lifting, Travel within and  outside Marion County.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis