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SC Department of Public Safety Nutritionist II-WIC-Chester County in Chester County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

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Job Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the Nutritionist III Supervisor or the CPA Team Leader, perform WIC certification, breastfeeding promotion and support, individual low risk nutrition education and health promotion, and group nutrition education. Deliver services to clients and families in clinics, schools, hospitals or office settings. Provide assistance and education to participants/families on contract and List I Special Formulas. Provide technical assistance and consultation to staff as part of the multidisciplinary team delivering care to clients. Provides quality customer service and maintains confidentiality.

  1. Provide WIC certifications including health history, Anthropometrics, immunization screening, hemoglobin or hematocrit testing, evaluation of risk status, prescription of WIC food package, documentation, and high risk referrals following program standards and protocols. Provide and document individual nutrition education counseling and follow-up for participants with low risk medical conditions.

  2. Plan, conduct, and evaluate group nutrition education classes using the facilitated learning and the tele-nutrition process in accordance with WIC guidelines and agency policies. Document all nutrition education contacts according to WIC policies and procedures. Perform hemoglobin controls as needed. Document in Management Information System. Follow established guidelines for customer services and cultural competency to include annual review of WIC Civil Rights and Customer Services.

  3. Provide assistance to families with infants on contract and List I formulas including education, dispensing, and monitoring as assigned. Refer participants on List II and metabolic formulas to the Registered Dietitian according to WIC guidelines.

  4. Provide breastfeeding promotion and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Screen and refer pregnant and breastfeeding women and infants to the Breastfeeding Coordinator according the Referral Guidelines. Issue and monitor breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies. Provide consultation and technical assistance to other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team and community in areas related to normal nutrition, including health promotion and disease prevention. Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary WIC team in clinic/class scheduling, caseload monitoring, and outreach. Work with other program staff and disciplines to enhance integration and quality of service.

  5. Other Duties As Assigned

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Minimum Requirements:A bachelor's degree in home economics, home economics education, human ecology, family and child development, dietetics, or foods and nutrition or institutional management.?

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Agency Additional Requirements:B.S.. or B.A.. degree in Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics, Health Promotion or other approved nutrition or health-related degree. Nutrition experience is preferred but not required. Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Preferred Qualifications

DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

Additional Comments

SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Salary: $27,527.00 - $50,930.00 Annually

Location: Chester County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 101551/61007445

Closing: 4/5/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: KB40

Position Number: 61007445

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 4

Hiring Range - Min.: $30,600.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $33,660.00

Opening Date: 03/25/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date.

Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-PH Region-Midlands

Address: 2000 Hampton Street Columbia, South Carolina, 29204

Phone: 803-576-2768