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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Aging
Job Title: Registered Dietician
Salary: $38440.48 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:

Job Objectives:

This is a professional staff position that provides direct services to older adults to promote diabetes education, and health and wellness education. The Dietitian will provide diabetes and nutrition education, community referrals, one on one education and support primarily for adults 55 years and older. The Registered Dietitian will lead educational programming and work with partners, employee groups and seniors to promote wellness, nutrition, diabetes education and diabetes prevention. The Dietitian will perform outreach to cultivate partnerships to expand referrals from health care professionals for diabetes and wellness programming. This position will also consult with staff in the department to assist with client nutrition or diabetes concerns or address educational needs for both clients and staff.

 

Essential Job Functions:

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

  • Program oversight for the diabetes and wellness education programs
  • Perform outreach and presentations to the community and professional groups to promote the diabetes and wellness programs
  • Oversee education schedule/curriculum to ensure all requirements are met

PROVIDES EDUCATION

  • Provides direct education services related to diabetes education
  • Provide direct education services to promote nutrition education to eligible clients in the home or in the office to educate client on with diabetes/nutrition.
  • Promote health and wellness in the community by attending identified meetings, participating in fairs, serving on committees or partnering on special projects
  • Provide direct education services to community groups to promote health promotion and disease prevention and increase referrals to the diabetes education programs.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

  • Schedule classes and appointments to meet requirements
  • Monitor the standards for programs to meet requirements and review programming/outreach efforts.
  • Ensure necessary data (client data, case notes) is collected and data entered as appropriate to meet current requirements.
  • Ensure required CEUs are completed annually

 

Competencies:

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Coaching:  Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen knowledge/skills areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.

Customer Focus / Client Orientation:  Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; makes a conscious effort to include diversity of input in all decisions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports); acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in products and services. Gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Integrity:  Displays and promotes conduct and behaviors consistent with agency and governmental standards.  Familiarizes oneself with the pertinent rules and regulations that govern their area of responsibility.  Applies rules and regulations in a consistent, non-biased manner, maintaining an inclusive work environment.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.  Guards the handling of sensitive or high risk information appropriately.  Demonstrates sensitivity to surroundings and acts accordingly in conversations. Does the right thing rather than the convenient thing.

Presentation Skills:  Effectively presents ideas, information and materials to individuals and groups. Effectively prepares and provides structured delivery; facilitates workshops or meetings in a structured manner, can facilitate and manage group process.  Is effective in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings; commands attention and manages group process during the presentation; is cognizant of audience response and able to adapt content and style accordingly.

 

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:     Bachelor’s Degree in Food, Nutrition or related Science and completes a dietetic route accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Years of Experience:   Work experience in the field of nutrition/diabetes education.  Working with senior population a plus. Internships and supervised experiences will be considered as work experience.  Entry level practitioners will be considered.

License, certifications, etc…   Licensed in the State of Kansas.  Registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Valid State of Kansas driver s license and proof of automobile insurance.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:    Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE).

Years of Experience:   Ideal candidate will have two (2) years’ or more work experience with the older population (within dietary or other field of work).  Knowledge of current diabetes and diabetes prevention program, and knowledge and/or experience providing medical nutrition therapy.

License, certifications, etc…    Interest in completing the CDE certification through AADE, preferred but not required.  CPR and First Aid Certified.  Bilingual skills a plus.

 

Physical Requirements of Position:

Medium work:  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing information; viewing a computer terminal; reading.
The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.

 

Testing/Screening Requested:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI. • Motor Vehicle Report. • Pre-employment urine drug screen.

 

Equipment:

Personal Computer, Vehicle, Copier/Fax/Scanner, Multi-line Phone, Printer

 

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  2622 W Central

Salary Range:  $38,440.48 - $47,344.96

Primary Cost Center IO:  340585-18 (50%), 34001-205 (50%)

Work is conducted 70% in the field.  The employee is subject to both environmental/weather conditions.  Activities occur inside and outside.

 

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

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.



Vacancy Number: 20003550

Open Date: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/5/2019 11:59:59 PM