Nutritionist

NEW HAVEN, CT
Aug 19, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Responsible for providing direct nutrition services, including nutrition assessment, education, breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to WIC participants.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Conducts a complete WIC nutrition assessment. Determines and documents nutritional risk of WIC participants.
  • 2. Assures proper certification of eligible applicants and maintains accurate nutrition records which contain all information required by the Connecticut State Department of Health and the WIC Program federal regulations.
  • 3. Provides nutrition education, counseling, breastfeeding information and support appropriate to the WIC participant.
  • 4. Develops and follows up on care plans for high-risk participants.
  • 5. Provides referrals for services from other agencies based on participant's needs, and follows- up at subsequent appointment.
  • 6. Responsible for appropriate food package assignment, tailoring and issuing.
  • 7. Assists with meeting all State and Local Program goals and objectives
  • 8. Assists with the implementation of the nutrition and breastfeeding promotion and support component of the Local Agency Plan.
  • 9. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body with a major in foods and nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition education, or nutritional sciences. Preferably has credentials of a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) or eligibility with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Commission on Dietetic Registration. OR A Master's degree in nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, public health nutrition, home economics with a major in Foods and nutrition, from an institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body. Persons with a Master's degree in nutrition who do not have a Bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition must have successfully completed the equivalent subject matter at the graduate level to compensate for any courses not completed at the undergraduate level.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

At least one (1) year experience in a public or community health function, preferably in the area of nutrition. 

Recent WIC experience strongly preferred.  Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) strongly preferred.

 

LICENSURE

 

State license or certified as a nutritionist/dietitian preferable

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Additional Information

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) strongly preferred.

 

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Job Info

Job: 21503

Department: WIC SRC
Category: CLINICAL-OTHER
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 40

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