Nutritionist II - North Regional Team A

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on November 15, 2022
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Summary

Public Health – Seattle & King County is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Nutritionist II to join the Regional WIC Team serving north King County. The incumbent is considered a lead who provides support and directs the work/training of assigned staff, while being responsible for performing the full scope of Nutritionist duties and providing nutrition program coordination for a specific geographic area. Duties also include individual and group nutrition assessments, counseling, education, and evaluations, in addition to planning, coordinating, and evaluating nutrition programs for the site and community.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity

Job Duties

  • Conduct individual sessions to assess client’s nutritional needs using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and dietary information, for clients within WIC programs; implement and document care plans as necessary.
  • Assess the changing needs of medically complex and high-risk clients, primarily pregnant and breastfeeding persons, infants, and children.
  • Accurately obtain and document anthropometric measurements for infants, children, and adults.
  • Provide health care education with other multi-disciplinary team members regarding nutrition and other health related topics as needed.
  • Provide breastfeeding education and support to pregnant women and new mothers.
  • Regularly utilize clinic practice management software and data systems, including Cascades and EPIC.
  • Review, monitor and schedule the work of assigned staff in WIC program; problem solve day-to-day operational issues as assigned by the site supervisor.
  • Assist in the staff hiring process; provide input to performance evaluations; provide day-to-day coaching and on-the-job training to new employees and WIC staff as assigned; ensure WIC competency requirements are met.
  • Collaborate with site supervisor and program staff to coordinate designated quality assurance activities and ensure compliance with set standards.
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of site-specific data to identify populations at risk and participate in research into and improvement of health care delivery.
  • Coordinate care with team members and other health care providers and make referrals to appropriate services; provide and document case management as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure team workflows meet both WIC and Frist Steps standards, strategize and implement workflow changes as needed, and provide or facilitate community outreach efforts related to WIC and First Steps.
  • Develop and present educational information to clients individually, in classes or to community groups on nutrition and food related topics.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of data to identify populations at risk, and participate in research and improvement efforts related to health care delivery.
  • Participate collaboratively with the community to assess and address health issues, including the development of health programs.
  • Develop and implement nutrition standards for populations of focus, such as prenatal and patients with increased risk.
  • Provide technical assistance and nutrition consultation; may provide in-service training for staff. Precept nutrition interns from various educational institutions.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Bachelor or Master’s of Science, or Master’s of Public Health in Nutrition.
  • Current Registered Dietician (RD), registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or the ability to attain registration by date of hire.
  • Must be Washington State Certified Dietician (CD) or be able to obtain within 30 days.
  • A National Provider Identifier (NPI) must be obtained within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training required at time of offer. CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.
  • Ability to obtain Washington State Medical Assistant-Registered or Phlebotomist license within 30 days of hire to perform hemoglobin/hematocrit testing on WIC participants.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in providing direct client nutrition services in a health care setting, preferably WIC.
  • Demonstrated experience providing nutrition education in a group setting; as well as clear ability to organize, lead, and facilitate group discussions and staff training.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, scheduling coordinating and evaluating the work of assigned staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide patients with birth control, STD, HIV/AIDS, and pregnancy options related education.
  • Proficiency using computer programs within a Windows environment, and the ability to use drop down menus, point and click software, multiple screens, and the ability to enter data with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to model and maintain good interpersonal interactions with clients and coworkers as a member of a multi-disciplinary public health team with a diverse multi-cultural population.
  • Working knowledge of supervisory principles and techniques and personnel procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in quality assurance activities.
  • Working knowledge of funding resources for nutrition services.
  • Ability to lift and lower a child weighing up to 35 pounds onto a surface more than 4 feet high with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to travel in a timely manner within King County to locations that may have limited access to public transportation.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Who May Apply: This Career Service position is open to all qualified applicants.

 Application Process: 
 The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • An electronic application through www.kingcounty.gov/jobs or www.governmentjobs.com (use the "Apply" link) including work history and position duties.
  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions. Please do not copy and paste your resume or resume sections as responses to Supplemental Questions. Doing so will result in an incomplete application, unless the submitted information completely and directly answers the questions posed. 
  • Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed NeoGov application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
  • The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities, work location and working hours.
 
Necessary Special Requirements
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required training on time.
 Work location: North Regional A position will serve multiple sites throughout North King County, with a base site at Northshore Public Health Center at 13030 121st Way NE, Kirkland. The candidate must have the ability to work and travel to sites throughout North King County and drive a King County-issued car.
 
Work schedule: The normal work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.  
   
 Union affiliation:
 
This position is represented by PROTEC17.
 
 Contact:
 For more information about the application process, please contact Dawnette Yust, HR Analyst at Dawnette.Yust@kingcounty.gov.   

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
 
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

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Are you a registered dietician?
  • Yes
  • No
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If yes, please enter your registration number. If no, type "n/a".
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Are you a Certified Dietician or have you applied to be a Certified Dietician by Washington State Department of Health?
  • Yes
  • No
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Do you have experience providing training on nutrition services and principles to clients and staff?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please provide a brief description of your experience providing training on nutrition services and principles to clients and staff. If you do not have this experience, type "n/a."
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Do you have experience providing direct client nutrition services after completing an internship or practicum?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please provide a brief description of your experience providing direct client nutrition services after completing an internship or practicum. If you do not have this experience, type "n/a."
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Do you have experience providing WIC services?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please provide a brief description of your experience providing WIC services. If you do not have this experience, type "n/a."
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Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received layoff notice. 2. The department you worked in. 3. The effective date of your layoff.

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