WIC Nutrition Tech 1 - 2

Oklahoma City-County Health Department Oklahoma City, OK
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January 25, 2023
Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Oklahoma City, OK
SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Department of the Clinical Services Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. The employee works under the supervision of the Administrator. The employee is primarily responsible for providing paraprofessional services to include WIC certifications and nutrition education within a clinic setting. The employee will be conducting nutrition assessments of clients, including anthropometric measurements, biochemical tests using standardized procedures, dietary intake and a review of client economic, social and environmental factors. Employees will also provide nutrition education to individual clients, and discuss dietary problems of clients with doctors, nurses and other allied health personnel.These various job duties and responsibilities may be performed for the main and satellite clinics.



PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. It is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned.



This position functions at the front line and program support level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role:



Data Analytics andAssessment Skills

Communication Skills

Health EquitySkills

Community PartnershipSkills



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Interviewing clients and taking diet histories.

Reviewing client medical charts for nutrition information.

Assisting dietitiansin determining appropriate nutritional care of clients.

Participating in public information and education activities regarding nutrition, including conducting classes on general nutrition and consumer education.

Operating a personal computer.

Preparing and printing various forms.

Compiling data and generating reports.

Driving to off-site locations to perform job duties.

Completes required training in support of the duties and responsibilities of this position.

At the direction of OCCHD Chief Executive Officer and Public Health Officeror designee, the employee will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e., Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.

In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.



QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • CPR certification

  • Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition, sanitation and food-handling practices

  • Must become certified as a WIC Certified Nutrition Tech within 9-12 months in the position

  • Valid Oklahoma driver license required


LEVEL 1 -Two years of experience working under the supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a clinic environment or an equivalent combination of education and work experience- $1,470semi-monthly



LEVEL 2 -Threeyears of experience working under the supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a clinic environment or an equivalent combination of education and work experience- $1,585semi-monthly



SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


  • Ability and willingness to follow established policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Ability and willingness to utilize appropriate medical equipment to perform finger-sticks and weigh and measure women and children

  • Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability and willingness to operate a personal computer

  • Ability and willingness to communicate with persons of diverse backgrounds both orally and in writing using tact and diplomacy

  • Ability and willingness to follow established policies and procedures

  • Ability and willingness to develop and maintain effective working relationships

  • Ability and willingness to follow safe working practices and procedures

  • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for work product


WORKING CONDITIONS:


  • Primarily indoors in climate controlled building

  • No smoking or use of non-smoking tobacco products is allowed at anytime while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles

  • No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business

  • May be subject to occasional standing for extended periods

  • Occasional travel to off-site locations to perform job duties in varying weather

  • Periodically exposed to glare from a computer monitor

  • OSHA category: performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Subject to exposure to infectious diseases may be required to wear protective equipment


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:


  • Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to use equipment such as computer keyboard, ten-key, lancet, etc.

  • Vision enough to read and draft written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand- or machine-generated documents, etc., as well as print on a computer monitor

  • Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle

  • Speech and hearing enough to communicate with others, both via telephone, in a public presentation and face-to-face

  • Flexibility and strength enough to lift objects weighing up to 35 pounds, and move and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 35 pounds

  • Flexibility enough to bend over exam table, stoop to pick up objects from floor etc.

  • Speech/hearing enough to communicate face-to-face and via telephone

  • Ability and willingness to be fitted for and wear a HEPA filter mask if required


WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position requires constant contact with other employees and with the public to give and receive information and/or to provide technical assistance. Employee may be required to occasionally deal with hostile persons.



SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED/ACCOUNTABILITY:

This employee is under the supervision of the immediate supervisor. Work product is subject to both specific and general review. The employee has no supervisory responsibilities. This position has no direct accountability for any money or materials.



OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required

  • May be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team

  • May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends due to job responsibilities

  • Must complete the Oklahoma Certified WIC Nutrition Technician on-line training program under the supervision of an assigned OCCHD Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian and the OSDH WIC Service WIC Program Consultant within one year as a condition of continued employment


Employees who fall into the following categories are in conditional employment positions: a) Executive Management; b) Deputy/Assistant Directors; c) certain other OCCHD employees individually designated by position number whose salaries, benefits, and/or overhead are based on revenue generating contracts, grants, or fee-for-service revenue. In other words, this means that if the funding or the program is terminated, canceled, or non-renewed, your employment terminates automatically.This position is conditional.



Interested candidates should apply online at www.occhd.org. Select Careers at the top of the web page, select Current Jobs, select the position you are applying for, and select "apply". You will be directed to our Career Center. Get started by uploading your resume with your profile. Otherwise, click "skip" to continue. The first step is to register with the Career Center, again you will click on apply for an active position. You may search for open positions by name or select "show all positions." You may select "view" to read the details regarding the position. Again, you will click on "apply now". You will be directed to the second step of the application process. Please complete the entire application. Do not substitute a resume for your employment history. You may attach a cover letter, resume, an official transcript, if applicable. You will save an complete your application. You will be directed to the final step of answering job specific questions, if applicable. Once you have finished the process, you should receive a message stating, "Successfully applied". You will also receive an email stating your application has been received for the position you selected. If you do not receive this message, then there has been a step not completed. You will need to review your record.The position will be open for 30 days or until filled. Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date.



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