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Nutrition Therapist III

Recruitment #121108-Z25C-01

Introduction

Effective January 1, 2011 new employees to the Oklahoma State Department of Health will be placed on a bi-weekly payroll system.

Reference PIN 34002653

Positions in this job family are involved in providing dietary and nutrition counseling, education programs and nutrition assessments at facilities, hospitals, schools, or community agencies. This includes designing and planning special menus and diets, development of nutrition education material, planning for community nutrition programs, and coordination of dietary needs between units.

Other:
Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is tobacco free.  Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere. Applicants may be subject to a background check.

LOWER LEVEL:
This position may be filled at a lower level of the job family, depending upon the qualifications of the recommended applicant.

 

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

By closing time/date of the job posting, all applicants must ensure delivery of the required documentation (as specified below) to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

Proof of education, certification, or licensure: Provide copies of an official diploma or transcript in order to demonstrate possession of the expressed education from applicant’s 4B or the required education for the position; provide a copy of required certification and/or licensure.

Current permanent classified employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health submit the following:
• an ODH Form 92A (Request for Transfer/Promotion);
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

Permanent and classified employees of another state agency, unclassified employees with reinstatement rights, or former employees of any Oklahoma state agency that have reinstatement rights submit the following:
• a cover letter that must include the title and PIN of the position, the announcement date, and a phone
number and mailing address where the applicant can be reached;
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

E-Mail: PersonnelServices92A@health.ok.gov
Fax: “Attn: Applications” at (405) 271-4994
Mail:   Office of Human Resources
        Oklahoma State Department of Health
        1000 NE 10th St
        Oklahoma City, OK 73117

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are involved in providing dietary and nutrition counseling, education programs and nutrition assessments at facilities, hospitals, schools, or community agencies.  This includes designing and planning special menus and diets, development of nutrition education material, planning for community nutrition programs, and coordination of dietary needs between units. 

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Nutrition Therapist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level III:
This is the specialist level of the job family, where employees are assigned independent responsibility for planning and directing specialized nutrition programs.  This will include conducting studies and surveys to assess nutritional status, planning and participating in public information and educational activities on nutrition, coordinating with other dietitians, nutrition therapists, and health professionals on requirements for preparation and dissemination of educational material, and providing nutrition consultation to programs and groups.  These positions will serve as a dietary consultant on administrative and technical problems relating to nutrition, and will occasionally provide technical supervision to lower level dietitians, nutrition therapists, or food service specialists.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:    
Education & experience requirements at this level consist of registration as a registered dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, American Dietetic Association, and licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure PLUS two years of experience as a registered dietitian in a food service operation or in a public or community health program or facility; A master’s degree in public health with a major in nutrition or a master’s degree in foods and nutrition with an emphasis on nutrition may substitute for one year of experience.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on application

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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