Nutritionist II WIC Lead, North Regional Team A

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on April 6, 2021
Summary

We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Nutritionist II to join the North Regional Team A WIC and MSS/ICM Team. This is a lead position, providing support and work direction/training to assigned staff. This person is also responsible for performing the full scope of Nutritionist duties and providing nutrition program coordination for a specific geographical area. Duties include individual and group nutrition, assessments, counseling, education and evaluations, in addition to planning, coordinating, and evaluating nutrition programs for the site and community. This position will serve clients in the office and in the field. During COVID-19 precautions, the majority of services will be provided remotely via phone or video.

Job Duties

  • Work individually and together with team to meet the needs of individuals and families from a multiplicity of cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Provide healing-centered service to clients, grounded in in the principles of equity and social justice.
  • Actively participate in team activities and deliverables, demonstrating flexibility and respect towards others.
  • Conduct individual sessions to assess client's nutritional needs using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and dietary information, for clients within WIC, MSS, ICM and MNT programs; implement and document care plans as necessary. 
  • Assess the changing needs of medically complex and high-risk clients, primarily pregnant and breastfeeding women, 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 with North Regional Team B RDII and supervisors to ensure team workflows meet both WIC and First 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 targeted populations such as prenatal and high-risk patients. 
  • Provide technical assistance and nutrition consultation; may provide in-service training for staff. Precept nutrition interns from various educational institutions.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Current Registered Dietitian (RD) registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration or have the ability to attain registration by date of hire. 
  • Bachelor or Master of Science, or Master of Public Health in Nutrition 
  • Must be Washington State Certified Dietitian (CD) or be able to obtain within 30 days. 
  • A National Provider Identifier (NPI) must be obtained within the first 30 days of employment. 
  • Candidates selected will also be required to successfully complete the department credentialing process prior to hire and maintain credentialing for the duration 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 in order 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, MSS and ICM services. 
  • 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 co-workers as a member of a multi-disciplinary public health team working 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. 
 
 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Master of Science or Master of Public Health in Nutrition plus two years of experience
  • Established skills in quality improvement processes in a large Public Health organization
  • Demonstrated advanced leadership, group process, and group facilitation skills
  • Previous experience coordinating breastfeeding promotion and support activities
  • Demonstrated experience with program monitors and audits
  • Experience developing and modifying electronic charting and documentation systems for nutrition services
  • Demonstrated advanced Excel skills
  • Familiarity with WIC System (Cascades) and/or EPIC electronic health record (EHR). 
  • Work experience providing WIC and/or First Steps (Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management).
  • Work experience providing training on nutrition services and principles to other staff. 
  • Established knowledge of local health and social service resources available in the community and skill in establishing working relationships with community partners. 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish. (Desired but not required.)

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.
 
 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 your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed after the job posting closes. The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs online or paper application
  • Supplemental questionnaire responses
  • Cover letter which details how you meet or exceed the qualifications
You may attach multiple documents if you wish:
  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section
 
 Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application, a resume, and a cover letter. Providing information only in a resume or a cover letter will not be considered a complete application. 
 
At Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) we strive to be accessible to those we serve. This position may require flexibility to accommodate different work schedules and work locations.
 
SCHEDULE: This is a full time (40 hours/week) career service position. This full-time (1.0 FTE), position typically works Monday through Friday. Hours may vary, anywhere from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, depending on assigned work location. There may be extended hours beyond this and weekends in the future to align with program needs.
Some of the work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.  Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite.  Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.
 
To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.  

WORK LOCATION: The candidate will work at various Public Health Centers and satellite offices in King County, based on business need. These locations include Northshore Public Health at Totem Lake, Bothell HealthPoint, Shoreline and Lake City. Home site will be at Northshore Public Health. This position will involve some telework from home during COVID-19 precautions, and may also need to occasionally report to a PH location. Candidates are responsible to ensure they have the necessary space, furniture, and environment for telework. The candidate must have the ability to travel to sites throughout King County and drive a King County-issued car.   
 
  • Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.
  • You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application. 
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
  • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers/hiring-process-overview.aspx
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.
 
UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by PROTEC 17, Professional & Technical Employees Union, Local 17
 
CONTACT: For questions about the application process, please contact Debbie Baker, Human Resources Analyst, at debbaker@kingcounty.gov. For questions about the position, contact the supervisor, Robin Laurence at: robin.laurence@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 Dietitian?
  • 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 Dietitian or have you applied to be a Certified Dietitian 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, staff, and students?
  • 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 work experience providing direct client nutrition services?
  • 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. 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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Do you have experience providing supplemental services to pregnant/postpartum and newborn families?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please provide a brief description of your experience providing these services. If you do not have this experience, type "n/a."
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Please indicate the Lead and/or Supervisory activities you have performed on a regular basis (check all that apply).
  • Planning and developing templates for client schedules
  • Scheduling staff assignments
  • Coordinating assignments within program needs
  • Assisting with performance evaluations
  • Organizing, leading and/or facilitating group discussions and staff training
  • Supporting staff in use of program platforms (software/applications)
  • None of the above
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Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND 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 AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • 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 your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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