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DIETETIC SPECIALIST
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Office:
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Date Posted: 07/08/2020
Posting Expires: 07/10/2020
Summary
The Dietetic Specialist is responsible for assisting in planning and implementing nutritional programs and services in facilities such as hospitals and schools. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Writes nutritional assessment of patient or student needs by gathering and interpreting medical and social records and submits to supervisor for approval.

Reviews and maintains files of diet orders and nourishment to inform food services of patient or student nutritional needs.

Evaluates and monitors patient or student eating skills in conjunction with professional staff to develop therapeutic feeding programs and provide adaptive feeding equipment.

Informs physician of patient or student dietary problems, including requesting reviews or renewals of diet orders.

Inspects food service areas to monitor food preparation process, sanitation of work area, and delivery of food.

May instruct direct-care personnel in topics related to nutrition, food services, and feeding practices.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of food science principles and methods.
Ability to update and maintain patient records and files.
Ability to plan menus and assist other medical professionals with diet modification for patient
therapeutic management.
Ability to assess client nutritional needs.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in a dietetics or nutritional program.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
MDS Nutritional assessments
CDM Clinical experience
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioral Health Services

Hiring Official
Christy Wells

Special Work Condition


Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
**EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THIS JOB TITLE**
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22169380
Class Code: L102C
Grade: GS04
Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $42,117.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Benton
Job County/Region: Saline
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1667
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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