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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health Department
Job Title: Public Health Nurse / Registered Dietician
Salary: $38248.11 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 | 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:

Various WIC sites throughout Sedgwick County

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

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs customer service supporting program protocols.
  • Provides appropriate education for clients.
  • Makes appropriate referrals for clients.
  • Documentation supports findings and program protocols.
  • Contributes to the success of the local program;
  • *Applying policies/procedures appropriately
  • * Reporting success
  • * Support and educates clients on breastfeeding
  • * Provides WIC outreach to assist in keeping the assigned caseload at an appropriate level
  • Assigns special formula using correct procedures
  • Supports Mission of the Health Department
  • Assists in the planning, development and evaluation of the programs Nutrition Services Plan.
  • Has good organizational skills, uses critical thinking processes in daily work.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality, shows multicultural respect and is able to build rapport with those she comes in contact with.
  • Submits paperwork in timely manner In some instances it may be necessary for bilingual staff to interpret or provide written translation. Staff at SCHD who speak a language other than English and also dialogue with clients in that language will take either a fluency test or a medical interpreter skills test given by Language Line over the phone. Language Line provides a detailed report of the test results which includes ways to improve. SCHD pays for each test. - If a staff member passes the test, that person can continue to dialogue with clients who speak Spanish or Vietnamese. - If a staff member does not pass the test, that person will be offered additional training and can take the Language Line test a second time when they are ready. - If the staff member does not pass the second time, that person cannot dialogue with clients in Spanish or Vietnamese but will continue to work at SCHD. The staff member can retake the test a third time after one year has passed from the time of the second test.
  • 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.
  • Completed ICS 100 and 700 (Incident Command System) training within 30 days of employment with results provided to designated Public Health emergency Management staff.

Job Standards:
Registered Dietitian - Graduation from a four-year college with a major in foods, nutrition or related sciences, with successful completion of a dietetic internship or other accredited method by The American Dietetic Association.  Must be registered by the American Dietetic Association or pass the exam within twelve months of employment.  Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration is encouraged.  Licensed dietitian in the State of Kansas is required.

Registered Nurse – Associates Degree in nursing required or a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred.  Licensed in the State of Kansas.  Experience in women health and pediatrics preferred.

• 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

• Copier, fax, computer, telephone

Work Environment:
• Clinic setting
• Ability to sit at computer for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds may be necessary at times.


*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: 20005879

Open Date: 5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 8/8/2017 11:59:59 PM