Full Job Description
Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.
The Nutrition Consultant II will provide technical assistance and nutrition consultation for several programs within Public Health - Seattle & King County's Community Health Services Division. These programs include, but are not limited to: Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), Breastfeeding Peer Counseling, First Steps Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management (MSS/ICM), Children with Special Health Care Need (CSHCN) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).
The successful candidate will exhibit excellent customer service skills and have the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with our staff and clients. The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, flexibility, compassion, and positive team skills. Interviews for this position are slated to take place March 16, 2020.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies and policies that promote fairness, justice and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
The selected candidate will integrate King County's Equity and Social Justice principles into the daily functions of this position.
Who May Apply: This Term Limited Temporary (TLT) / Special Duty (SD) recruitment is open to all qualified candidates. To be considered for the Special Duty assignment, you must be an internal Career Service employee who has successfully passed probation. This position is slated to last through December 31, 2020.
Work Location: Based in the Chinook building, 401 Fifth Avenue, suite 1000 in Downtown Seattle with travel to various locations throughout King County.
Work Schedule: This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), FLSA exempt position, that is not eligible for overtime. Work schedule is Monday through Friday with some Saturday or extended hours to meet bu
Contact: If you have additional questions regarding the positions, please contact Lynn Kidder at email@example.com or 206-263-8399. For questions about the application process, please contact, Ma-Eyongerie Frambo, HR Analyst at 206-263-3587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION FORMS & MATERIALS REQUIRED:
NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application.
Provides staff, management, and program coordinators at contracted community agencies with technical assistance and nutrition consultation for WIC, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling, MNT, First Steps programs, and Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Technical assistance includes assessment, interpretation of policies, standards of nutrition care, documentation systems, funding resources and budgets, quality improvement and compliance, and working with clinic supervisors and coordinators to problem-solve operational issues
Providing technical assistance in the development and use of Cascades, our new electronic health record system for the WIC Program
Participating on workgroups designing our new site and service delivery models.
Serves as a Nutrition Consultant for Women's, Infant's and Children's Program (WIC):
Works as part of the WIC team as well as with coordinators at Public Health and contracted sites
Interprets and incorporates current scientific information regarding food and nutrition, diet in health promotion and disease prevention, and medical nutrition therapy
Assesses community nutrition, breastfeeding, and food security practices, determining current needs in target populations, and coordinates collaborative responses
Assures nutrition standards to support quality practice for Registered Dietitians in WIC, First Steps and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services
Participates in outreach for nutrition programs, acts as liaison with food access and subsidy programs
Facilitates the use and adaptation of culturally appropriate nutrition education services and materials for client groups
Works as Nutrition Consultant for WIC and First Step Breastfeeding projects.
Works closely with providing oversight of breastfeeding trainings and activities for WIC and First Steps staff
Assists in the monitoring of WIC breastfeeding infrastructure and planning
Works with supervisors and coordinators to hire staff, develop training plans, review work, and ensure competencies are completed for newly hired staff in nutrition service programs
Participates in development, revision, and evaluation of electronic charting and documentation systems for nutrition program services
Plans, arranges, conducts, and evaluates in-service training related to WIC, Breastfeeding, WIC group education, MNT, and First Steps nutrition services for Department and contracted agency staff
Coordinates site nutrition education action plans and submission of annual WIC Nutrition Education Plan to Washington State Department of Health; Represents PHSKC on statewide work groups, as requested
Understands WIC and First Steps integrated programs and appointment scheduling at Public Health centers
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Current Registered Dietitian (RD) registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Must be a Washington State Certified Dietitian (CD) or obtain within 60 days of hire
Must have CPR / BLS certification at time of hire
Candidate must be able to pass through a credentialing process to prove status as a Registered and Certified Dietitian
Ability to provide technical assistance and nutrition consultation to supervisors and management teams for WIC, Breastfeeding, MNT, and First Steps programs
Experience using electronic medical records (examples include CIMS, EPIC and Cascades).
Experience facilitating collaborative projects, including working effectively with diverse contractors, co-workers and community partners, and to handle difficult situations or interpersonal relationships with discretion and diplomacy
Previous experience working with managers and staff regarding competencies and personnel issues; conduct nutrition program in-service trainings and group presentations to staff
Experience providing and adapting nutrition education for multi-lingual, multi-cultural audiences, and coordinate and facilitate development of annual agency WIC nutrition education plan
Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well on a team and autonomously
Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel in a timely manner to multiple work locations with limited or no public transportation
Master's of Science or Master's of Public Health in Nutrition
Established skills in quality improvement processes in a large Public Health organization
Demonstrated advanced leadership, group process, and group facilitation skills
Previous experience coordinating breastfeeding promotion and support activities
Experience with program monitors and audits
Experience developing and modifying electronic charting and documentation systems for nutrition services
Advanced Excel skills
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based programs and tools; therefore, candidates must be computer proficient to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.
If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please notify the contact listed on this posting.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF ALL APPLICANTS:
The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including, but not limited to, completing their mandatory trainings on time.
This position is represented by PROTEC 17.