Remote Nutritionist

Date Posted: Thursday, June 27,2024
Part Time

Pay Grade: H
Job Code: HCP020

 
Who we are. We protect lives. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.

What we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact.  No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:

  • Make a Professional Impact – Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play
  • Enjoy Workplace Flexibility – Experience flexibility in how you work so you can be your best self for you and Georgia Residents
  • Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team– Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths
  • Achieve Career Longevity – Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career
  • Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture – Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role
  • Feel Pride in Where you Work – Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like you

Currently, the Northeast Health District WIC Office is seeking a Remote Nutritionist to provide clinic coverage for all twelve health departments throughout the district as needed. Under general supervision, plans and conducts service or nutritional programs to promote family health and control of obesity. Provides health education, nutritional assessment, breastfeeding education and counseling to individuals, groups, or the public consistent with United States Department of Agriculture WIC Program policies and procedures. Serves as a resource for referral to family planning and immunization as well as other appropriate Health Department and community programs and services.

Remote equipment provided. Must have reliable internet service.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides initial WIC assessment for WIC client and develops nutrition care plans with client-centered goals and monitors client’s progress towards those goals
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy as per referral
  • Provide nutrition classes for clients
  • Coordinate client services and referrals with appropriate agencies
  • Participate in case plan reviews and interdisciplinary team meetings
  • Develop and/or approve nutrition education materials
  • Provides initial counseling to all high-risk participants
  • Providing health education to mothers on topics such as breastfeeding, nutrition, or parenting skills
  • Monitoring children’s growth rates and development over time, referring them to specialists when necessary
  • Providing nutrition education to pregnant women and new mothers, including breastfeeding support and advice on infant formula use
  • Conducting food surveys to determine local community needs for meals and snacks served in schools, shelters, and afterschool programs
  • Providing individualized nutrition counseling to clients who need help losing weight, lowering cholesterol levels, or managing other health concerns

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, human nutrition, foods and nutrition, nutrition education, food systems management, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND verification statement of completion of a didactic program accredited by The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Must live in Georgia.

Copy of the Verification Statement and Transcripts must be submitted
with the application.

 
$30.00 hourly rate, this position is not benefit eligible.

No phone calls or applications are accepted ONLINE ONLY through the link posted.