Public Health Nutritionist
- $27.03 - $30.41/ Hour
- This part-time, temporary position allows for a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. It does not include any benefits.
- Provides nutrition and dietary consultation to Health Department programs, clients and the general public.
- Plans, develops and implements nutritional education and care plans for program participants in conjunction with the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program and the general health education programs of the department.
- Works with high-risk clients to develop individualized care plans and acts as a liaison with medical providers to approve requests for specialized infant nutritional needs.
- Develops other nutrition protocols and nutrition education lessons to be used with high-risk clients.
- Plans and conducts classes on nutrition and diets to groups with special nutritional needs such as heart and diabetic patients, and other participants in Health Department programs.
- Serves as an advisor on nutrition to special health projects such as Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health programs.
- Provides consultation and in-service training on nutrition to departmental employees and employees of related health organizations.
- May conduct surveys, home visits, etc. to determine nutritional needs.
- May conduct assessments for medical/nutritional eligibility for departmental programs.
- This description is intended to illustrate the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. It may not be a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition or dietetics and certification as a Registered Dietitian.
- Minimum of nine months of experience working in field of nutrition or dietetics.
- Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and a vehicle is required.
- In times of a public health emergency, may be required to report for specialized assigned duties inside or outside of Berrien County.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles of human nutrition.
- Considerable knowledge of dietary control of diseases, health education and public health administration.
- Ability to plan, organize and develop a public nutrition consultation and education program.
- Considerable skill in speaking and writing concerning nutrition.