State of Maryland - Howard County Health Department
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Salary: $48,525.00 - $62,795.00/year
Internal Number: 22-001272-0005
Nutritionist II - Nutrition Education Coordinator
This position plans, implements, and coordinates all nutrition activities in Howard County WIC. Updates staff with nutrition information. Develops the annual nutrition education plan. Counsels and creates care plans for high-risk participants.
Will have to travel to other clinics; Will work evening clinic hours and some Saturdays; might be “on call” during after office hours on a rotation basis.
20% - Nutrition Education Activities
Plans, develops, and implements policies and procedures for nutrition education and support in accordance with Federal and State WIC guidelines. Implements program changes related to nutrition. Stays up to date on current knowledge of regulations pertaining to WIC. Provides liaison and professional relationships with the public and coordinating agencies as needed. Attends state-mandated training and meetings and shares information with the WIC staff.
Completes Nutrition Education Annual Plan. Takes an active role in promoting WIC in the community. Ensures that the clinic has up to date nutrition education materials and no formula displayed to the public.
30% - High-Risk Counseling
Provides nutrition care counseling to WIC clients identified as at high nutritional risk per State policy and procedure including those with breastfeeding complications as needed. Completes Nutrition Care plan.
30% - Formula Approval
Reviews and authorizes referrals for special formula and requests. Processes and orders special formula through Cap Lancaster. Monitor formula inventory and keeps a log.
20% - WIC Program Support
Participates in all phases of WIC Program. Assists with certification of clients, benefit pick up, appointment reminders, answering phones, etc. Accepts responsibility for special projects as assigned. Participates in EP drills or actual events.
Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice under the licensing requirements for Nutritionists and Dietitians.
Experience: Two years of experience providing professional nutrition or dietetic services.
1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health or Nutrition from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Dietitian and Nutritionist classification or Dietitian and Nutritionist specialty codes in the Dietitian field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
- One year of Clinical Experience
- Professional Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Experience
- Bilingual in Spanish
- Experience and Knowledge using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
- Experience and Knowledge using Adobe Acrobat
- Experience and Familiarity with OneDrive, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams and WebEx
About State of Maryland - Howard County Health Department
The Health Department is the sole government agency which falls under the umbrella of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). The Maryland Department of Health is responsible for providing a wide-range of public health services to the Maryland residents and its visitors. The Howard County Health Department is responsible for improving the health of Howard County residents. By State and County authority, the Health Department is charged with enforcement of certain federal, state and county laws and regulations.
In addition to regulatory and enforcement work, the Health Department directly provides public health services. The Howard County Health Department has an active, involved Board of Health that meets monthly and devotes endless hours to improving services to the citizens of Howard County.
The Howard County Health Department employs over 300 staff that work toward the mission and vision of the Department continually striving to improve the services offered to the citizens of the County. The Department reaches a broad sector of the County with services from direct personal health to environmental services.