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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health Department
Job Title: Registered Dietitian | WIC
Salary: $38248.09 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours: Monday - Friday | 8 AM - 5 PM

Location of work: 1900 E. 9th St N | Wichita, KS

Job Objectives:
This is a professional staff position providing direct services to participants in the WIC program. The dietitians provide nutrition education, community referrals, breastfeeding education and support. They are responsible for determining the client’s program eligibility based on nutritional/medical risk and assignment of the appropriate supplemental food package for qualifying women, infants and children. The registered dietitians in WIC provide the follow-up education for clients found with risks which are assigned a high priority per program protocols.

Essential Job Functions:
• Provide direct care to patients • Performs customer service supporting program protocols • Provides appropriate education for clients • Makes appropriate referrals for clients • Documentation supports findings and program protocols • Problem solving • Promotes and supports breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant feeding • Assigns special formula using correct procedures • Assists in the planning, development and evaluation of the programs Nutrition Services Plan • Has good organizational skills • Excellent attendance and punctuality • Submits paperwork in timely manner • In some instances it may be necessary for bilingual staff to interpret or provide written translation • Employee is interested in further development and maintains licensing requirements • Assists in orientation and training of new staff • Knowledgeable of published County values and understand their significance to the organization • Proof of vaccination against certain diseases within 10 days of employment • Participation in TB screening program that includes baseline screening for M. Tuberculosis infection within 10 days of employment • Participation in Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan that includes training, proof of Hepatitis B immunity or vaccine, or vaccine taken within 10 days of employment • Will respond to a public health emergency or disaster situation as directed by supervisor • Employees who are required to wear respirators in emergency situation for emergency response will be enrolled in the respiratory protection program that includes annual fit testing and medical evaluation • Complete ICS 100 and 700 (Incident Command System) training within 30 days of employment with results provided to designate Public Health emergency Management staff

Job Standards:
• Graduation from a four-year college with a major in foods, nutrition or related sciences, plus successful completion of a dietetic internship accredited by The American Dietetic Association or other equivalent training. • Must be registered with the American Dietetic Association or other equivalent training. • Must be registered by the American Dietetic Association within twelvemonths of employment or have a Masters Degree in public health nutrition. • Any equivalent combination of experience and training. • Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration is encouraged. • Bilingual preferred, not required. • Excellent customer service skills required. • Ability to work with participants of different socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, values and languages. • Utilizes the Customer Service Guiding Principles. • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, with co-workers and supervisors. • Uses County, Health Department, and State and Local WIC policies and procedures to make sound decisions and solve problems with little supervision. • Works as an integral member of the site team, including maintaining WIC productivity standards. • Correctly organizes tasks and set priorities to meet deadlines. • Competent computer skills. Maintain current knowledge of KWIC software application. • Able to express themselves clearly in written and oral communications and has excellent interpersonal skills. • Maintains a thorough knowledge of WIC program policies, procedures and regulations. • Follows client confidentiality and County HIPAA standards. • Shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safely of other individuals in the workplace. • Maintains current knowledge of childhood immunization schedules. • Provides outreach activities. • Acts as a role model to staff in areas such as loyalty, integrity, appearance and work habits. • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and good judgment in managing crisis situations. • Able to complete other duties as assigned.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background checks  • Motor Vehicle check • Pre-employment drug test

• Modern office equipment

Work Environment:
• Clinic setting • Subject to coming in contact with irate persons • Customer service via telephone and in person • Subject to hazard of contact with communicable diseases • Home visits on an as needed basis


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20003753

Open Date: 10/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 6/13/2017 11:59:59 PM