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Job Title: Nutritionist
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Organization: Knox County Health Department
Posted: 3/1/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN    USA
Compensation: $56,970.40
Position Description: The Nutritionist is responsible for the following essential functions:

• Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals • Serves as nutrition professional for the Health Department, responsible for planning, managing, implementing, and evaluating community nutrition, breastfeeding, worksite wellness and chronic disease prevention programs and services and for coordinating nutrition services with other health services • Establishes joint or coordinated programs with local health care facilities, food assistance programs, child day care services, meal programs for the elderly, and other health and human services and educational institutions in the community • Oversees the work of support staff • Conducts community assessment of the county’s nutrition and diet-related health problems and available resources to determine nutrition needs in the population; develops operational plans for nutrition service delivery; utilizes Health Department management and client information systems to monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and to document activities and outcomes • Interprets and disseminates current scientific information regarding food, nutrition, diet, and health to professionals working in the department, related health and human services agencies, educational institutions, and the general public • Plans, directs, arranges, and evaluates educational programs for professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers, peer counselors, clients, and the public • Speaks on nutrition and health through group programs, school programs, and local newspapers, radio and television stations • Selects and/or develops, evaluates, and revises nutrition education materials for use by the Health Department; utilizes available nutrition curriculum for training health and human service professionals, teachers, and students • Provides expert nutritional case consultation to Health Department care providers and professionals in local health care facilities; evaluates consultation to determine its effectiveness in accomplishing objectives

Qualifications: • Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, or related field • Minimum of one year of progressive Public Health Nutrition experience, or similar • Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered for employment into the position • Must meet State of Tennessee licensure requirements and/or maintain status as a Registered Dietician • May require to possess and maintain a valid Tennessee Driver’s License depending upon work assignment

Organization Description: As a public health agency, we work to promote and protect the health of everyone in our community. We track and monitor diseases, conduct extensive health education and outreach, provide and connect people with care, enforce food safety and air quality laws and regulations, prepare for public health emergencies, and more — all with the goal to ensure the conditions in which every Knox County resident can be healthy.

We have numerous divisions and employ more than 260 professionals including public health educators, epidemiologists, physicians, environmentalists, nurses, nutritionists, emergency preparedness specialists and many others.

We are a division of Knox County Government under the supervision of Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

Closing Date: 6/1/2023
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Human Resource,  Nutritionist
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave.

Knoxville    37917
United States
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave.
  Knoxville    37917
  United States
Contact Phone: 18652152321 
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Web Site Delete Date: 6/1/2023