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Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Date Posted: 07/12/2019
Posting Expires: 07/18/2019
The Dietician is responsible for developing nutritional care plans and supervising the delivery of nutritional services to patients or students. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Develops nutritional care plans for patients or students by reviewing medical history, body measurements, pharmacological information, physical and mental disabilities, stated preferences, and related information. Maintains individual nutritional records and prepares reports. Develops regular, cyclical, and special diet menus and modifies menus as necessary to meet the needs of new patients or students and changing medical, physical, or mental conditions of present patients or students. Oversees the preparation and serving of food and monitors and instructs others in special feeding techniques and specialized diet preparation. Acts as a member of an inter-disciplinary care team in planning and developing nutritional programs and total care plan for patients or students. Develops and presents in-service training programs on such topics as specialized feeding techniques, proper sanitation, and special diet preparation. May act as a member of a survey team conducting inspections and investigations of nursing homes and other facilities to ensure compliance with certification regulations governing sanitation requirements and meal preparation. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state travel is required. Occasional to frequent on-call time may be required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of nutrition components of preventive health and medical care services. Knowledge of food science principles and methods. Knowledge of food systems management principles and methods. Ability to analyze patient needs and develop nutritional care plans. Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and administer meal planning and food service systems programs. Ability to analyze nutritional value, cost, and service of food, or assess facilities for compliance with regulations for food service.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management or a related field; plus two years of experience in a dietetics program.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Dietician or Dietician Nutritionist, or deemed eligible for licensure and registration within one year of employment, by the Dietetics Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-83-301. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. 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.
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioral Health Services

Hiring Official
Christy Wells

Special Work Condition
This position is located at the Arkansas Health Center in Benton, AR, with a starting salary of $40,340.

Special Application 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.
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.
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
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
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.: 22103054
Class Code: L055C
Grade: GS07
Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Benton
Job County/Region: Saline
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1667
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