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Public Health Nutritionist I - Dept. of Public Health

Company: National Guard Employment Network
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

Under immediate supervision, performs entry-level professional nutrition assessment and counseling duties providing services to individuals, groups, and families in a public health center or clinic, and performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Interviews clients to obtain information on medical history, background, and dietary intake and develops and prepares individual nutritional care plans.
  • Counsels clients with low to moderate health risks on good nutrition and changes in dietary practices required for improved health
  • Screens, enrolls, and certifies the eligibility of clients enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
  • Schedules follow-up visits with clients to assess and evaluate the outcome of prescribed care plans.
  • Works with clients on an individual basis to promote the benefits of good health and nutritional practices.
  • Works with a team of health care professionals to coordinate nutritional services with other needed health care services for individuals and their families.
  • Documents nutritional services provided in client files and maintains computerized client assessment and evaluation records.
  • Prepares reports on clients serviced and related work activities.
  • May conduct workshops on good nutritional practices designed to promote healthy eating and to help prevent or treat illness. Certificates/Security Clearances/Other

    THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

    Location: Department of Public Health

    ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

    The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

    Additional Qualifications/Responsibilities

    Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition, or a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience provided that the minimum education requirement is met.

    Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications
    • Must be a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation within six months of hire interview will be selected Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
      • Previous experience working in a clinical environment or health care setting.
      • Previous experience working in Maternal/Child Health
      • Previous experience providing individual and group nutrition education and counseling sessions.
      • Previous experience working in WIC
      • Previous experience working with electronic documentation systems.

Keywords: National Guard Employment Network, Chicago , Public Health Nutritionist I - Dept. of Public Health, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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