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Registered Dietitian|Nutritionist|R.N.

  • ... Decatur, Illinois, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 49600 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

Registered Dietitian|Nutritionist|R.N.   

JOB TITLE:

Registered Dietitian|Nutritionist|R.N.

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Decatur Illinois United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Macon County Health Department

Job Opening

Job Title: WIC Competent Professional Authority (CPA)

Minimum Qualifications:Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist which includes a non-registered nutritionist/dietitian who has a Bachelors or Master's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Community Nutrition, or Public Health Nutrition OR Registered Nurse.
It is strongly recommended that R.
N.
s have experience or course work in maternal and child health, lactation, nutrition assessment and nutrition education if they will provide nutrition or breastfeeding counseling OR Home Economist (with an emphasis in nutrition): A graduate of a four-year Bachelor’s degree program in Home Economics with at least 20 semester hour credits in food and nutrition.
The Home Economist may act as a Certifying Health Professional only under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, or Registered Nurse.
Performs Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition services duties with integrated Case Management services at the Macon County Health Department.

Must establish and maintain positive relationships with participants, doctors, the public and other professional personnel.
Must work with diverse community groups.
Must have a dependable vehicle for use during work hours, valid Illinois Driver’s License, and appropriate auto insurance.
Must be physically able to assist with weights and measurements of adults and children many times per day.
Must be able to carry, pull, and manage a minimum of 30 pounds of equipment daily.

Salary: $49,600

Position Benefits: - 35 hr.
work week

  • 12-14 Holidays per yr.
    plus have your Birthday off
  • 2 weeks’ vacation after 1styear of employment
  • 1 day of sick leave accumulated monthly
  • Partial employer contribution to IMRF retirement plan
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance; Dental and Vision available
  • Discounts on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile wireless plans
  • Gym membership discounts (Downtown Fitness, DISC)

How to Apply: Applications can be picked up at the Macon County Health Department Front Desk at 1221 E.
Condit, Decatur, Illinois, or you can go to our website, www.
maconchd.
org
to print a copy of the application.
Completed applications should be emailed to hr@maconchd.
org

Job Title: Competent Professional Authority (CPA)

Pay Grade: 8 FLSA Status: Exempt

Division: WIC/FCM Reports to: WIC/FCM Director

Function
Performs Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition services duties with integrated Case Management services at the Macon County Health Department.

Education and Experience
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist which includes a non-registered nutritionist/dietitian who has a Baccalaureate or Master's degree in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetics, Community Nutrition, or Public Health Nutrition OR a registration-eligible dietitian who has received written approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration to take the Registration Examination, but has not completed it OR Registered Nurse (R.
N.
):
An individual licensed as a professional nurse under the Illinois Nursing Act who can provide proof of current registration with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
It is strongly recommended that the R.
N.
have a Baccalaureate or Master's degree.
It is strongly recommended that R.
N.
s have experience or course work in maternal and child health and in maternal and child nutrition, lactation, nutrition assessment and nutrition education if they will provide nutrition or breastfeeding counseling OR Home Economist (with an emphasis in nutrition): A graduate of a four-year Baccalaureate degree program in Home Economics with at least 20 semester hour credits in food and nutrition.
The Home Economist may act as a Certifying Health Professional (perform WIC certifications, provide nutrition and breastfeeding education and prescribe food packages) only under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, or Registered Nurse (as defined above).
It is strongly recommended that the Home Economist have experience or course work in maternal and child nutrition, lactation, nutrition assessment, interviewing and counseling.
(This policy regarding the Home Economist applies only to people hired after June 1995.
) Registered Nurse must submit proof of 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every license period; copy of license; and copy of CPR/AED card.
Registered Dietitian must submit proof of Continuing Education Units every license period and copy of license.

Must possess the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with participants, doctors, the general public and other professional personnel.
Must have the ability to work with diverse community groups.
Must have a dependable vehicle for use during work hours, valid Illinois Driver’s License, and appropriate auto insurance.
Must be physically able to assist with weights and measurements of adults and children many times per day.
Must be able to carry, pull, and manage a minimum of 30 pounds of equipment daily.

Duties and Responsibilities Answers to the supervision of the WIC/FCM Director and Assistant Director.

  • Understands and relays principles of lifecycle nutrition to the WIC participants.
  • Completes WIC nutrition assessment process per the WIC and local agency Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Completes WIC anthropometric and hematological data collection per the WIC and local agency Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Able to interpret, obtain clarification and complete assignment of medically prescribed formula benefits per WIC PPM.
  • Able to maintain WIC Clinic visit pace to meet daily clinic schedule needs.
  • Communicates WIC participant visit follow needs as indicated to WIC/FCM Division team.
  • Promotes and supports breastfeeding per contract requirements.
  • Develops rapport and fosters open communication with all providers and participants.
  • Exhibits competence with multicultural awareness and resulting effect on nutrition and health practices/problems.
  • Synthesizes and analyzes data to draw appropriate conclusions.
  • Integrates WIC service delivery for the following programs as needed: WIC BF Peer, Family Case Management, Better Birth Outcomes, Healthworks Lead Agency, and High-Risk Infant Follow-up.
  • Maintains current knowledge of community resources related to referral needs.
  • Completes documentation per protocol and accurate data entry utilizing the WIC MIS data entry system.
  • Confers with parents, physicians, dentists, schools, and other groups to gather and receive pertinent information related to assignments with appropriate release of information.
  • Participates as needed in Illinois Department of Health and Human Services Program Review procedures.
  • Attends meetings and trainings as determined by the WIC/FCM Director and Assistant Director.
  • Serves as Breastfeeding Coordinator and/or Peer Counselor Supervisor, if assigned.
  • Assists with job shadowing/training for all new staff hired to perform the same job description in whole or in part, as well as assists with dietetic and nursing internship job shadowing.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Supervisor(s).
    This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.
    It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any Supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
    The use of a particular expression or illustration describing the duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
  • Retains knowledge about all Macon County Health Department (MCHD) programs in order to provide

appropriate referrals.

18) Acts as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse and reports incidents to the appropriate agency(ies).

19) Adheres to MCHD personnel policies.

20) Complies with MCHD policy to be on call 24 hours per day 7 days per week in an emergent situation in Macon

County or elsewhere as needed.

21) Signs Confidentiality Form and adheres to confidentiality policies.
Responsible at all times to protect the

confidentiality of each client’s file.

22) Required to pass Alcohol/Drug screen, Criminal Background Check, and Motor Vehicle Record Check.

23) Abides by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) policies and procedures as

established by the Macon County Health Department.

24) Professionally represents the MCHD as evidenced by appearance, conduct, and respect to customers, co-

workers, and employees of other community services, businesses, etc.

25) Promotes customer service, customer satisfaction, and customer retention by providing a professional, friendly,

service-minded approach to all customers.

26) Promotes and enhances the functions and mission of the MCHD by supporting the agency and its employees in

a positive manner and providing assistance when needed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $49,600.
00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Healthcare setting:

  • Clinic

Medical specialties:

  • Dietetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Decatur, IL 62521: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

49600 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707482584-f067c0465c3f0e2a4bc5a4a686c6c1b9

LOCATION:

Illinois United States

CITY:

Decatur

Job Origin:

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Macon County Health Department

Job Opening

Job Title: WIC Competent Professional Authority (CPA)

Minimum Qualifications:Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist which includes a non-registered nutritionist/dietitian who has a Bachelors or Master's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Community Nutrition, or Public Health Nutrition OR Registered Nurse. It is strongly recommended that R.N.s have experience or course work in maternal and child health, lactation, nutrition assessment and nutrition education if they will provide nutrition or breastfeeding counseling OR Home Economist (with an emphasis in nutrition): A graduate of a four-year Bachelor’s degree program in Home Economics with at least 20 semester hour credits in food and nutrition. The Home Economist may act as a Certifying Health Professional only under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, or Registered Nurse. Performs Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition services duties with integrated Case Management services at the Macon County Health Department.

Must establish and maintain positive relationships with participants, doctors, the public and other professional personnel. Must work with diverse community groups. Must have a dependable vehicle for use during work hours, valid Illinois Driver’s License, and appropriate auto insurance. Must be physically able to assist with weights and measurements of adults and children many times per day. Must be able to carry, pull, and manage a minimum of 30 pounds of equipment daily.

Salary: $49,600

Position Benefits: - 35 hr. work week

  • 12-14 Holidays per yr. plus have your Birthday off
  • 2 weeks’ vacation after 1styear of employment
  • 1 day of sick leave accumulated monthly
  • Partial employer contribution to IMRF retirement plan
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance; Dental and Vision available
  • Discounts on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile wireless plans
  • Gym membership discounts (Downtown Fitness, DISC)

How to Apply: Applications can be picked up at the Macon County Health Department Front Desk at 1221 E. Condit, Decatur, Illinois, or you can go to our website, www.maconchd.org to print a copy of the application. Completed applications should be emailed to hr@maconchd.org

Job Title: Competent Professional Authority (CPA)

Pay Grade: 8 FLSA Status: Exempt

Division: WIC/FCM Reports to: WIC/FCM Director

Function
Performs Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition services duties with integrated Case Management services at the Macon County Health Department.
Education and Experience
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist which includes a non-registered nutritionist/dietitian who has a Baccalaureate or Master's degree in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetics, Community Nutrition, or Public Health Nutrition OR a registration-eligible dietitian who has received written approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration to take the Registration Examination, but has not completed it OR Registered Nurse (R.N.): An individual licensed as a professional nurse under the Illinois Nursing Act who can provide proof of current registration with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. It is strongly recommended that the R.N. have a Baccalaureate or Master's degree. It is strongly recommended that R.N.s have experience or course work in maternal and child health and in maternal and child nutrition, lactation, nutrition assessment and nutrition education if they will provide nutrition or breastfeeding counseling OR Home Economist (with an emphasis in nutrition): A graduate of a four-year Baccalaureate degree program in Home Economics with at least 20 semester hour credits in food and nutrition. The Home Economist may act as a Certifying Health Professional (perform WIC certifications, provide nutrition and breastfeeding education and prescribe food packages) only under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, or Registered Nurse (as defined above). It is strongly recommended that the Home Economist have experience or course work in maternal and child nutrition, lactation, nutrition assessment, interviewing and counseling. (This policy regarding the Home Economist applies only to people hired after June 1995.) Registered Nurse must submit proof of 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every license period; copy of license; and copy of CPR/AED card. Registered Dietitian must submit proof of Continuing Education Units every license period and copy of license.

Must possess the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with participants, doctors, the general public and other professional personnel. Must have the ability to work with diverse community groups. Must have a dependable vehicle for use during work hours, valid Illinois Driver’s License, and appropriate auto insurance. Must be physically able to assist with weights and measurements of adults and children many times per day. Must be able to carry, pull, and manage a minimum of 30 pounds of equipment daily.
Duties and Responsibilities Answers to the supervision of the WIC/FCM Director and Assistant Director.

  • Understands and relays principles of lifecycle nutrition to the WIC participants.
  • Completes WIC nutrition assessment process per the WIC and local agency Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Completes WIC anthropometric and hematological data collection per the WIC and local agency Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Able to interpret, obtain clarification and complete assignment of medically prescribed formula benefits per WIC PPM.
  • Able to maintain WIC Clinic visit pace to meet daily clinic schedule needs.
  • Communicates WIC participant visit follow needs as indicated to WIC/FCM Division team.
  • Promotes and supports breastfeeding per contract requirements.
  • Develops rapport and fosters open communication with all providers and participants.
  • Exhibits competence with multicultural awareness and resulting effect on nutrition and health practices/problems.
  • Synthesizes and analyzes data to draw appropriate conclusions.
  • Integrates WIC service delivery for the following programs as needed: WIC BF Peer, Family Case Management, Better Birth Outcomes, Healthworks Lead Agency, and High-Risk Infant Follow-up.
  • Maintains current knowledge of community resources related to referral needs.
  • Completes documentation per protocol and accurate data entry utilizing the WIC MIS data entry system.
  • Confers with parents, physicians, dentists, schools, and other groups to gather and receive pertinent information related to assignments with appropriate release of information.
  • Participates as needed in Illinois Department of Health and Human Services Program Review procedures.
  • Attends meetings and trainings as determined by the WIC/FCM Director and Assistant Director.
  • Serves as Breastfeeding Coordinator and/or Peer Counselor Supervisor, if assigned.
  • Assists with job shadowing/training for all new staff hired to perform the same job description in whole or in part, as well as assists with dietetic and nursing internship job shadowing.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Supervisor(s). This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any Supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing the duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
  • Retains knowledge about all Macon County Health Department (MCHD) programs in order to provide

appropriate referrals.

18) Acts as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse and reports incidents to the appropriate agency(ies).

19) Adheres to MCHD personnel policies.

20) Complies with MCHD policy to be on call 24 hours per day 7 days per week in an emergent situation in Macon

County or elsewhere as needed.

21) Signs Confidentiality Form and adheres to confidentiality policies. Responsible at all times to protect the

confidentiality of each client’s file.

22) Required to pass Alcohol/Drug screen, Criminal Background Check, and Motor Vehicle Record Check.

23) Abides by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) policies and procedures as

established by the Macon County Health Department.

24) Professionally represents the MCHD as evidenced by appearance, conduct, and respect to customers, co-

workers, and employees of other community services, businesses, etc.

25) Promotes customer service, customer satisfaction, and customer retention by providing a professional, friendly,

service-minded approach to all customers.

26) Promotes and enhances the functions and mission of the MCHD by supporting the agency and its employees in

a positive manner and providing assistance when needed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $49,600.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Healthcare setting:

  • Clinic

Medical specialties:

  • Dietetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Decatur, IL 62521: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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