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Nutritionist I

Category: Allied Health
Somerville, MA

Department: WIC
Employment Type: Per Diem
Work Days: 8 hr shift, 8:30-5 most days, some weekends/evenings
Hours/Week: 0
Date Posted: 08/14/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-71766

Job Details

  • 1. Provides nutrition care to high-risk women, infants and children under the supervision of the senior nutritionist, including all aspects of: · Anthropometric and hematological data collection. · Dietary assessment, nutritional risk assessment and food package prescription. · Nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education. · Documentation and data entry. · Referrals to other health and social services. · Follow-up nutrition education. 2. Participates in planning, development and evaluation of: · Educational materials and group nutrition education sessions. · Participant counseling and education strategies. · Nutrition in-services and outreach activities. · Nutrition policies. 3. Assists senior nutritionist in: · Training paraprofessional WIC staff. · Conducting quality assurance activities. 4. Communicates with health care community on issues pertaining to participant needs. 5. Provides nutrition care for low-risk applicants and participants as needed. 6. Performs other duties as needed1. Bachelor's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, foods and nutrition, or nutrition education OR Master's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, food and nutrition, 2. Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or licensure with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists, desired. 3. One year's experience in clinical or community nutrition, preferred. 4. Demonstrated leadership and decision-making capabilities. 5. Good communications skills. 6. Sensitivity to the needs of the participant population. 7. Available to work at multiple WIC sites, evening hours and weekend during program clinic hours. 8. Previous WIC experience required. 9. Portuguese or Spanish speaker, preferred [cha072516]

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