Job Code: 101974005
Pay Type: salary
The Public Health Nutritionist position is located within the Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Program of the Health Department.
HIRING AUTHORITY: Director/Health Officer
F.L.S.A. STATUS: Non-Exempt
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to a probationary period
CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time position (37.5 hours per week). The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 a.m.
Under direction, assists in the planning and implementation of programs and activities to strengthen and enhance the nutrition programs and activities of the Macomb County Health Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, organizes, coordinates and evaluates the nutrition component of a public health nutrition program or initiative, including the WIC program.
Develops and/or implements nutritional plan of care based upon nutritional assessment and available resources.
Participates in the development of Program goals and objectives.
Teaches, consults and acts as a nutrition resource person to individuals, families, community groups, health care professionals, and the Department.
Documents appropriate data, activities and outcomes and maintains related records.
Provides client-centered nutrition counseling and education services to clients, individually or in groups.
Provides client-centered education and referrals to clients and families relative to breastfeeding, immunizations, parenting, health care, prenatal care, safety, substance use, communicable diseases, environmental health, and other subjects as needed by client.
Refers clients to health and social services within the community.
Coordinates client nutrition care with other health care professionals.
Compiles and maintains Program data and prepares statistical reports as assigned. Resolves client complaints and make decisions regarding client services.
Assists with the orientation and training of staff.
Assists in providing training, education and evaluation experience for students and interns enrolled in health-related programs.
Provides direct outreach services at community site locations as needed.
Assists in quality assurance and quality improvement activities, public health nutrition program evaluation, and Accreditation activities.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Required Licenses or Certifications
Preferred Education and Experience
Preferred Licenses or Certifications
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES
|Office or similar indoor environment||X|
|Street environment (near moving traffic)||X|
|Individuals who are hostile or irate||X|
|Individuals with known violent backgrounds||X|
|Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)||X|
|Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)||X|
|Moving mechanical parts||X|
|Fumes or airborne particles||X|
|Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste||X|
|Loud noises (85+ decibels)||X|
|Blood Borne Pathogens||X|
N/S=Never/Seldom O=Occasionally F/C= Frequently/Continuously
|Balancing||X||On even or uneven surfaces/ground|
|Bending||X||Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist|
|Climbing/Working at Heights||X||Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms|
|Crawling||X||Inspecting in confined spaces. Moving about on hands and knees|
|Digging||X||Tasks involve manual digging|
|Driving||X||Tasks involve operating any motor powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads|
|Grasping||X||Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands|
|Kneeling||X||Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels|
|Manual Dexterity||X||Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing|
|Lift/Carry||Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another (covered by the items below)|
|Up to 10 pounds||X|
|Over 100 pounds||X|
|Push / Pull||X||Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body|
|Reaching||X||Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended|
|Sitting||X||Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance|
|Standing||X||Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement|
|Walking||X||Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces|
|Running||X||Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces|
General Requirements and/or Disclaimers
Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by these statutes.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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The UAW 889 – Specialized Offices bargaining unit represents this position. Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.
GRANT OR EXTERNALLY FUNDED POSITION – This position will continue only if sufficient grant or external funds are provided.