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NUTRITIONIST

Date: Apr 3, 2021

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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in dietetics, food and nutrition, nutrition related field
     

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • 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

Essential Duties

  • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences in both written and verbal communication.
  • Understand and demonstrate sensitivity to the different cultures within the community
  • Understand basic public health principles, and the interdisciplinary nature of public health

Key Competencies

  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Competency Skills
  • Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

Working Enviornment

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

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