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NUTRITIONIST

Date:  Sep 23, 2021
Req ID:  9589
Location: 

Cabot, AR, US, 72023

Category:  AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,339.94

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

 

Position Number: 22105114

County: Lonoke     City: Cabot

Posting End Date: 10/19/21 
Center for Local Public Health – Lonoke County Local Public Health Unit

 

Additional Preferences: 

 

A valid Arkansas Driver’s License is required.

 

This position will cover multiple counties within Central Region and travel to nearby health units will be required. Travel will be reimbursed.

 

Experience working with the WIC Program is preferred. 

 

Polite and caring customer service skills are required for in person and over the phone interaction.

 

Computer skills, including typing and knowledge of Microsoft Office, are necessary for adequate job function.

 

This position will be based out of the Lonoke County Local Health Unit.

 

Occasional heavy lifting may be required.

 

Hiring Official: T. Baughman

Recruitment Contact: Sheila.Smith@arkansas.gov - 501-661-2268


The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: L039C

Grade: GS07

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00

Summary

The Nutritionist is responsible for planning and conducting food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Plans and implements programs in meal planning and food service systems to ensure adequate diets for patients in state, public, and private institutions and agencies. Analyzes patient nutritional data to determine feeding problems and diet deficiencies relative to medical problems for dietary plan development and follow-up. Instructs individuals and families in nutritional principles, diets, and food selection, according to lifestyle for improved eating habits. Provides technical assistance in modifying diets, writing menus, and revising dietary policies and procedures for dietary professionals and patients. Conducts in-service nutritional training programs and supervises the preparation and distribution of promotional materials for maximum awareness and program effectiveness. Compiles narrative reports of in-service training and program implementation results for review by supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of nutrition components of preventive health and medical care services. Knowledge of food science principles and methods. Knowledge of food systems management principles and methods. Ability to analyze patient needs and develop nutritional care plans. Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and administer meal planning and food service systems programs. Ability to analyze nutritional value, cost, and service of food. Ability to provide nutritional consultation, training, and instruction.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensed as a dietician, or deemed eligible for licensure and registration within one year of employment, by the Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-83-301; plus the education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management, or a related field; plus two years of work-related experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock