Public Health Nutritionist I
- $49,117 - $64,016/ Year
- Full Benefits Package
- Provides consultation and in-service training on nutrition to departmental employees and employees of related health organizations.
- Plans, develops and implements nutritional education and high risk 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.
- Serves as an advisor on nutrition to special health projects such as Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health programs.
- 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.
- 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 type 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, or its equivalent in terms of education, experience or training.
- Registration as a Dietician in the State of Michigan is preferred.
- 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.