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MNT Nutritionist I
The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is accepting applications for a FT MNT Nutritionist I.
General Duties include: This position serves under the close direction of the Nutrition Services Supervisor or Director of Nutrition Services. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Perform work of moderate to complex nutrition case management of medically high risk individuals including physician prescribed dietary and nutrition regimens and intensive counseling (Medical Nutrition Therapy/MNT). Perform work of moderate to complex management in the application of nutrition judgment and skill. Provide nutrition services to clients in public health nutrition programs, such as preconception health, prenatal, wellness, WIC (Women, Infant, and Children), etc. Participate in on the job training activities to deliver basic nutrition and MNT services (group and/or individual contact) based upon programmatic skills, competencies and requirements. Assess basic and/or MNT nutrition status of individuals and develops a basic and/or MNT nutrition plan appropriate for each client or client group according to programmatic criteria. Interpret current research regarding basic nutrition and MNT and provides technical assistance and consultation for other health care professionals. Obtain National Provider Identification (NPI) number for reimbursement for MNT services. Other responsibilities may include assessing community nutrition needs. Develop and implement community events and programs. Collaborate with state and community agencies. Plan and deliver in-service training and education for public health personnel. Maintain quality of services in accordance with agency policies and as outlined in the Core Clinical Service Guide (CCGS) and Administrative Reference (AR). Breastfeeding experience either personal or professional i.e. Certified Lactation Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant preferred. Preference will also be given to candidates that have completed the credentialing program of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, or have practiced diabetes education for at least 1,000 hours over the past three years, or have a core body of knowledge, skills, and experience in the care of people with diabetes.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience: See special requirements.
Special Requirements: Must be a licensed dietitian (LD) as provided by the Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification as provided in KRS 310.021 or be certified as a Certified Nutritionist (CN) by the Kentucky State Board of Licensure and Certification as provided in KRS 310.031.
Starting Salary: $14.78 - $18.63 hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 18
Applications may be obtained at the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department, 2924 Holt St., Ashland, KY 41101, (606) 329-9444 or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm
Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business 03/07/2014 to Ashland-Boyd County Health Department.
Resume will not substitute for completed application.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.
Ashland-Boyd County Health Department continuously accepts applications for Local Health Nurse I and Local Health Nurse II. For a local health department application visit http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm.