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Employer: Geary County
Division: Health Department
Job Title: Registered Dietitian
Salary: $0 

Job Description:



Job Title:  Registered Dietitian           


FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                Salary Range:  DOQ                                                                                                                                             

Reports To:  WIC Coordinator                                PCN:  TBD


Department:  Health                                              Date:  October 2017                                  



The primary job duties of a Registered Dietitian are to certify clients and provide individualized nutrition counseling. This includes, but not limited to, providing eligibility information, data input, client education, program evaluation, and community outreach.  Additionally, all county employees are expected to provide responsive, courteous, and efficient service to county residents and the general public.   Performs other duties as assigned.                                              ________________________                                                                                                                                                                                    


The duties described below are indicative of what the Registered Dietitian might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Registered Dietitian. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


WIC Counseling.  Completes all WIC, Geary County, and local trainings as assigned.  Explains WIC services, benefits, and policies to clients.  Conducts dietary and health assessments during WIC Certification, Nutrition Education Individual, High-Risk, and Breastfeeding support appointments.  Assess nutritional risks.   Provides nutrition counseling to clients, caregivers, and families.  Tailors food packages and complete special Issuance authorization paperwork addressing specialized dietary needs.  Completes all KWIC documentation for any contact or referral.  Adjusts appointment flow sheet as needed during certification period for follow-up and appointments according to WIC policies.  Consults and coordinates client care with community care providers as appropriate.  Obtains accurate height, weight, and lab values.  Assists in developing nutrition education materials, activities, and outreach.  Provides breastfeeding promotion and support as appropriate.  Works with other staff members to monitor weekly 30 Day Temporary Client List, No Show and Enrolled Not Participating reports and make phone calls to eligible participants.


Administrative Duties.  Records hours worked on quarterly time study form.  Attends assigned coalition meetings as a WIC representative.  Reports any suspicion of domestic violence or child abuse or neglect to supervisor or other administrative staff.  Assists with Nutrition Service plan development, implementation, and evaluation.  Assists with community intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Provides in-services as needed to other staff members.

Civil Rights Coordinator.  Plans, manages, implements and evaluates local agency compliance with civil rights and nondiscrimination policies and procedures.  Reviews local discrimination complaints regarding staff, clients, and vendors.  Interprets and disseminates civil rights and nondiscrimination information and grievance procedures to local WIC staff, participants, and the public.  Provides and maintains records of annual civil rights training to all local staff.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics.
  • One (1) year nutrition experience.
  • Dietetic Registration (RD) and Kansas Licensure (LD) within six (6) months of hire or temporary licensure within six (6) weeks of hire if not registered and licensed in the State of Kansas.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license.



  • One (1) year of experience working with lower income clients.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.




  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence, Federal, State, and local regulations, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, warning labels, etc.



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, computer and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to use KWIC software.
  • Other equipment could be required.



  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to communicate information and teach and train others regarding policies and processes in both written and verbal form.



  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.



  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.



The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 20 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

  • Works primarily in an office setting.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.


Scope of Responsibilities Related to Essential Public Health Services:

  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  • Assist in mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  • Support policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.




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Supervisor                                          Date               Department Head               Date


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Human Resources Director             Date


EMPLOYEE REVIEW: I have read the above and understand that it is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have been given a copy of this description.


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Incumbent’s Signature                    Date               Incumbent’s name printed

Vacancy Number: GEHDREGDIETITIAN1019

Open Date: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: