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Nutritionist
Agency: Arkansas Department of Health
Office: LHU
Section: CLPH
Date Posted: 12/05/2017
Posting Expires: 12/18/2017
Summary
The Nutritionist is responsible for planning and conducting food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Plans and implements programs in meal planning and food service systems to ensure adequate diets for patients in state, public, and private institutions and agencies. Analyzes patient nutritional data to determine feeding problems and diet deficiencies relative to medical problems for dietary plan development and follow-up. Instructs individuals and families in nutritional principles, diets, and food selection, according to lifestyle for improved eating habits. Provides technical assistance in modifying diets, writing menus, and revising dietary policies and procedures for dietary professionals and patients. Conducts in-service nutritional training programs and supervises the preparation and distribution of promotional materials for maximum awareness and program effectiveness. Compiles narrative reports of in-service training and program implementation results for review by supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state travel is 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. Ability to provide nutritional consultation, training, and instruction.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelorís degree in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management or a related field; plus two years of experience in a nutritional program.
Preferred Qualifications
Computer/Microsoft Office skills. Local Public Health Unit knowledge.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Dietician, or deemed eligible for licensure and registration as a Dietician or Dietician Nutritionist, within one year of employment, by the Dietetics Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-83-301. Must possess a valid Arkansas driverís 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
This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.

Hiring Official- A. Mickle

This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.

If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.

THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC MEDIA OF ANY FORM, (CDs, flash drives, memory sticks, tapes, etc.) WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS.

All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. 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.

When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).

Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Fax No. 501-661-2675
Job Details
Position No.: 22105837
Class Code: L039C
Grade: GS07
Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Clarksville
Job County/Region: Johnson
Contact Information
Contact name: Sherri Simpson
Phone: 501 280-4255
Email: sherri.simpson@arkansas.gov
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