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(added 9.11.2018) 

ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
invites applications for the position of: Registered Dietitian / Program Coordinator* 

SALARY: $46,362.00 - $61,165.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/10/18 
CLOSING DATE: 09/30/18 11:59 PM 

DESCRIPTION:
The Orange County Health Department is seeking a Registered Dietitian who is looking to advance their leadership potential. This unique position provides direct client services (Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)) and coordinates employee wellness and outreach initiatives. Candidates should be highly motivated, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have experience with program planning, implementation and evaluation.

*This is a safety sensitive position and requires a pre-employment drug screen.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
Coordinates the daily operations of established DSME program: Recruitment, monitoring client status, data management, delegating appointments and medical records follow-up for educators.
Ensures the DSME program meets the NC Diabetes Education Recognition Program requirements, attends monthly webinars, communicates updates to staff, and compiles monthly reports.
Leads required quality improvement activities to improve DSME program efficiency and effectiveness.
Provides direct client care for all clients enrolled in the DSME program to include: initial assessments, group education component, and follow-up appointments.
Provides Medical Nutrition Therapy for clients referred.
Plans and provides employee wellness initiatives for County Employees.
Coordinates and provides client recruitment and outreach opportunities with an emphasis on targeting local medical providers/medical practices. These opportunities include planning and conducting medical provider presentations, providing continued follow-up to maintain relationships with referring medical providers, and ensuring offices have resources needed.
Collaboratively updates program protocols with manager.
Distinguishing Factors
This classification is distinguished from the Registered Dietitian classification by the coordination
responsibilities for the DSME program, outreach and employee wellness initiatives.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Thorough knowledge and skill in comprehensive nutrition assessment and care planning, including problem diagnosis, counseling, and evaluation of clients from diverse backgrounds and ages, with a multitude of complex, high-risk medical needs (Examples: diabetes, lipid management, hypertension, high-risk pregnant women and children).
Thorough knowledge and skill in theoretical principles and practices of normal and clinical nutrition and Dietetics, particularly in areas of disease pathophysiology; Advanced, in-depth expertise in a clinical specialty area may be required.
Thorough knowledge in case management and care coordination, health care ethics, documentation in the medical record.
Thorough knowledge and skill in interviewing, counseling and behavior change strategies.
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational and cultural backgrounds.
Thorough knowledge of the organization and delivery of medical care in the community, of medical terminology, and of the roles of the various members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
Skill in monitoring and maintaining quality of nutrition standards and practice.
Strong knowledge of current scientific information regarding nutrition, diet, and health and the ability to relate this information to clients, professionals, and the general public.
Full range of skill in presenting ideas orally and in writing in a clear, concise manner.
Ability to establish rapport with community agencies and groups such as hospitals, medical practices, department on aging, governmental departments, civic groups, and schools.
Ability to adapt to emerging or unprecedented problems by extending accepted methods or developing new methods and interventions.
Knowledge of data collection methods and skills in development of data collection systems for reporting.
Advanced skill in program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Has knowledge of marketing principles and practices.
Strong ability to set achievable goals and objectives for work. This includes planning, implementation, evaluation, and the management of time and resources.
Skill in working with diverse groups of people (general public, community-based organizations, health professionals, coalitions and other partnerships). Ability to establish rapport to make training, counseling, community outreach/education effective.
Proficient Computer Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Internet, nutritional analysis programs) for data analysis, report writing, presentation preparation, record keeping, and developing marketing and educational materials.

Supervision
Assignments are provided by defining objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Additional assistance is provided for unusual situations that do not have clear precedents. This classification typically does not supervise. 

Minimum Qualifications
Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration with a Master's degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Nutrition from an accredited college or university and one year of experience; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of nutrition experience.
Must be a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist with the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition.
Requires possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Physical Activities
Requires work that involves standing, sitting, walking, bending much of the time. Position involves exerting up to 30 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Examples of physical activities required in this position:
Sitting at a computer for many hours per day
Filing papers
Walking to work station

Possible Hazards (chemicals, dangerous machinery, etc.)
Provides glucometer instruction with potential exposure to blood; works with direct patient care with potential exposure to infectious agents.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabilities 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE
200 South Cameron Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
919-245-2550 Position #96R-2018-1128
REGISTERED DIETITIAN / PROGRAM COORDINATOR*
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(added 9.11.2018)

REGISTERED DIETITIAN: Lincoln Community Health Center

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY
Coordinate all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, education, counseling and monitoring of patients. Perform duties in support of and in compliance with performance improvement plans, licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
In-depth knowledge about current nutritional management of diabetes and other common chronic medical conditions. Good communication and organizational skills. Ability to develop a collaborative, therapeutic alliance with individuals. Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Internet and Email). Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience providing diabetes education. Bilingual (English/Spanish) applicants strongly preferred. 

EDUCATION
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Dietetics/Nutrition; Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) or Registered Dietitian (RD) license strongly preferred. 

If interested in applying for this position, please email you resume to: [email protected]