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Nutrition and Clinic Services Consultant

Date Posted:  Aug 13, 2019
Requisition ID:  14307
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

Indiana State Department of Health

The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.

 

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $33,748 Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

Nutritionist

The Nutritionist is responsible for providing consultation and expertise in the WIC Program to public and/or private agencies.  This consultation and expertise includes all aspects of the nutrition education and clinic services provided by contracted local agencies to applicants/participants of the Indiana WIC Program.  Incumbent reports to the Nutrition and Clinic Services Manager.  The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring compliance by the contracted agencies with the federal regulations and state policies/procedures of the WIC Program in order to improve quality of services and nutritional care.

A day in the life

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Monitor contracted local WIC agencies/clinics to ensure compliance with requirements;
  • Review/revise/develop state policies and procedures related to nutrition education and clinic services for the WIC Program;
  • Develop, review/revise/monitor the state-wide nutrition education plan;
  • Develop and implement training for local WIC agency  personnel on WIC Program policies, procedures, and nutrition education;
  • Develop/review/distribute nutrition education materials and statistical clinic and nutrition education data;
  • Provide consultation to contracted local WIC agencies/clinics concerning nutrition education, clinic services, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Provide expertise in nutrition as a resource person to nurses, physicians, social workers, and/or others throughout the WIC Program and the state;
  • Investigate and resolve issues concerning food, nutrition problems, and participation issues in the WIC Program;
  • Prepare reports regarding findings of monitoring, consultation visits, compliance with regulations, and policies and procedures;
  • Assist IT staff with enhancements to the WIC computer system or data requests as requested by local WIC agencies and community partners;
  • Develop/distribute information as appropriate regarding nutritional care, standards and guidelines;
  • Plan/participate in information sharing meetings/conferences for contracted local WIC agency personnel;
  • Attend continuing education conferences/seminars and report information back to other state staff and local WIC personnel;
  • Provide expertise regarding contract, exempt formulas and medical foods;
  • Assist with assessing appropriateness of budget applications and funding requests of local WIC agencies for both currently contracted agencies and potential agencies;
  • Develop curriculum and educate community partners regarding the WIC Program as needed.
  • Write grants for funding of various projects needed within the WIC Program;
  • Provide student orientation regarding the WIC Program to nutrition students in various universities in Indiana as requested;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What we're looking for
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field;
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Adheres to current nutrition practices and standards;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, standards and practices of  public health nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, and health, safety and sanitation principles and practices;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply appropriate federal regulations, state policies and procedures, federal and state laws;
  • Ability to identify problems/needs in local WIC agency operations and determine solutions and recommend resolutions;
  • Ability to provide expert consultation to and communicate effectively with individuals or groups;
  • Ability to plan and prepare detailed narrative and statistical reports;
  • Ability to make judgments concerning quality of nutritional care and needs, compliance with pertinent laws and regulations and quality of clinic services including staffing and organization;
  • Ability to evaluate nutrition education and clinic services issues/requests in relation to appropriateness/allowability for the WIC Program;
  • Ability to interpret scientific literature as needed;
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently;
  • Meet deadlines required by supervisor;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to travel with overnight stays.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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