This position is located in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Department with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. The employee works under the supervision of the Administrator. The employee is primarily responsible for providing paraprofessional services to include WIC certifications and nutrition education within a clinic setting. The employee will be conducting nutrition assessments of clients, including anthropometric measurements, biochemical tests using standardized procedures, dietary intake and a review of client economic, social and environmental factors. Employees will also provide nutrition education to individual clients, and discuss dietary problems of clients with doctors, nurses and other allied health personnel.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position functions at the front line and program support level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role:
Data Analytics and Assessment Skills
Health Equity Skills
Community Partnership Skills
- High school diploma or GED required
- CPR certification
- Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition, sanitation and food-handling practices
- Must become certified as a WIC Certified Nutrition Tech within 9-12 months in the position
- Valid Oklahoma driver license required
LEVEL 1 - Two years of experience working under the supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a clinic environment or an equivalent combination of education and work experience- $1,544 semi-monthly
LEVEL 2 - Three years of experience working under the supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a clinic environment or an equivalent combination of education and work experience - $1,665 semi-monthly
As an employee of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, you will enjoy comprehensive benefits which consists of:
15 days per year of annual leave
15 days per year of sick leave
14 paid holidays annually
A comprehensive health insurance package – medical, dental, vision, life insurance, dependent life insurance, and flexible medical spending account
A generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.
Retirement plans: Defined Contribution Plan and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
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