Nutrition Assistant II

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Published
September 22, 2022
Location
Pottawatomie County, OK
Job Type
 

Description

Job Posting Title
Nutrition Assistant II

Agency
340 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Supervisory Organization
Pottawatomie Co Health Dept.

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)
September 20, 2022

Full/Part-Time
Full time

Job Type
Regular

Compensation
Up to $38,806.56 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are involved in paraprofessional dietetic work in a nutrition and dietetic service unit in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health department. This is the basic level where employees perform routine entry-level work and receive training in providing care or services to patients or clients. In this role they will primarily assist other nursing and nutritionist staff performing various functions and work under the technical supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health setting.

Typical Functions

• Interviews patients and takes diet histories.

• Reviews patient medical charts for dietetic and nutritional information.

• Assists nutrition therapist in determining appropriate nutritional care of patients.

• Gives individual diet instructions to patients with normal and modified diets, as directed by a nutrition therapist.

• Conducts classes on general nutrition and consumer education.

• Participates in public information and educational activities regarding nutrition.

• Maintains records and prepares reports.

Other Duties: Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Level Description:

Level I: This is the basic level where employees perform routine entry-level work, and receive training in providing care or services to patients or clients. In this role they will primarily assist other nursing and nutritionist staff performing various functions and work under the technical supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health setting.

Level II: This is the career level of this job family where employees are responsible for performing all functions involving paraprofessional dietetic work in a nutrition and dietetic service unit or in a public health department. In this role they will conduct and assist in conducting nutritional assessments of individuals, including anthropometric measurements, biochemical tests using standardized procedures, clinical or physical examination, dietary intake and economic, social and environmental factors. Employees will also provide nutritional education to individual patients, and discuss dietary problems of patients with doctors, nurses and other allied health personnel.

Education and Experience

Level 1: High school diploma or equivalent.

Level 2: Associate's degree in dietetic technology or a closely related field; or two years of experience working under the supervision of a dietitian/nutrition therapist in a facility, institution, school, hospital or public health setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Level I: Required at this level include the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to record observations and activities; to follow oral and written directions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Level II: Knowledge of patient food service delivery in a hospital, school, public health department, institutional or facility setting; of basic principles of nutrition, sanitation and food-handling practices; and of the basic principles of dietetics. Ability is required to identify dietary deficiencies in menus; design special diets for review by a nutrition therapist; and follow written and oral medical and dietetic instructions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

• Combination of office, vehicle, and homes. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Work related travel may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

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