Vacancy Announcement

NUTRITIONIST II

WIC Program

 

Salary Grade:

66

Salary Range:

$ 35,532 – $ 46,193 (hiring range)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

Not provided

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• The nutritionist’s primary role is to provide nutrition services to clients eligible for the Women, Infant, and Children Special Supplemental Food Program (WIC) in Rutherford and McDowell Counties. These services include certifying for WIC program eligibility, direct nutrition education, counseling, making referrals, outreach, and consultation with health care providers as needed.
• This position will interview and assess clients by collecting appropriate data, evaluating the client’s current and past Anthropometric (height, weight, BMI, birth weight, birth length, parental BMI), Biochemical (hemoglobin, blood lead), Clinical and Medical history (pregnancy history, substance abuse, medical conditions, medications, immunizations, and other information), Dietary (concerns, food availability, appropriate foods and practices for age, special diet, food safety, dietary supplements, oral health, and intake).
• Develop a plan of care along with client.
• Assign appropriate food packages.
• Motivate clients to change nutrition behaviors, being able to communicate nutrition information in a manner clients can understand and use, especially when low-literacy or non-English speaking.
• Provide basic breastfeeding information to all prenatal clients at their initial WIC nutrition assessment appointment with nutritionist.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetics Registration; or Master’s degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, or Nutrition; or graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education- approved Didactic Program in Dietetics and two years nutrition experience; or Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Dietetics Registration with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject area from an accredited four-year college or university and two years nutrition experience; or a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university and two years nutrition experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Specialized knowledge and skill in comprehensive nutrition assessment and care planning, including problem diagnosis, counseling, and evaluation of clients from diverse backgrounds, ages, and with multiple and complex health and therapeutic nutritional needs. Knowledge of human behavior and techniques for effecting behavior change with considerable skill in counseling. Broad knowledge in health care ethics, documentation in the medical record, and quality assurance. Knowledge in organization of community health and nutrition resources. Sophisticated knowledge of current scientific information regarding nutrition, diet, and health and the ability to relate this information to clients, professionals, and the general public. Skill in conducting a nutrition education or community needs assessment. Fundamental knowledge of current principles and practices of public health, and program coordination. Ability to interpret policy and protocols into operational procedures and work priorities. Skill in organizing and coordinating the work of others. Full range of skill in presenting ideas orally and in writing in a clear, concise manner.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Open until filled.

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II

Immunization Action Plan Coordinator/Vaccine Preventable Disease Coordinator

 

Salary Grade:

69

Salary Range:

$ 41,134 – $ 53,473 (hiring range)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

Not provided

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• The primary purpose of this position is to administer vaccines, perform immunization outreach and educational activities and conduct immunization monitoring and follow-up to include all resident children 0-24 months whether private or public in compliance with the Immunization Action Plan .
• Maintains and communicates updated immunization policies and clinic guidelines to other nurses.
• Maintains inventory of and ordering immunizations including state provided and private stock.
• Reviews of master cards for accuracy of immunization documentation and missed opportunities and assists with the immunization tracking as needed.
• Monitors local day care immunization records for compliance with state guidelines and follows-up as needed.
• Keeps policy manual and standing orders up to date. Coordinates NCIR operations and responds to private provider requests for NCIR information training and guidance to ensure 75% of county’s providers are NCIR users.
• Assure vaccines are kept at appropriate recommended temperatures.
• Review master cards, calculate age and determine needed immunizations. Review immunization complications and side effects with client, parent, responsible party present and document any complications on master card prior to administration of vaccines.
• General clinic duties (i.e. Screen for TB by skin testing, blood pressure checks, screen for lice and scabies, dispenses treatment for lice).
• Maternity/Family Planning clinic duties as needed.
• Other duties deemed as necessary.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience including one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the N. C. Board of Nursing.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Open until filled.

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

PROCESSING ASSISTANT III

Nurse Family Partnership

 

Salary Grade:

57

Salary Range:

$22,902 – $28,741 – $36,644

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

535-04-531

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• This position will provide clerical and programmatic support to the Nurse-Family Partnership program and will be a full time (40 hours/week) position.
• Responsibilities consist of clerical functions including a considerable amount of data entry, record keeping, meeting preparation, and general administrative and program support tasks.
• The individual in this role is expected to perform in a fast paced, team oriented, and family friendly environment while handling multiple duties.
• This position will compile a variety of resources; may participate in community outreach activities such as distributing program brochures, retrieving client referrals as delegated by the supervisor.
• Assist in home visits with Nurse Home Visitors as needed.
• Assists in the compilation of statistical information for special reports as directed by the NFP supervisor
• Attends community meetings to promote the Nurse-Family Partnership program.
• Bi-lingual experience preferred but not required.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from High School and demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least one year of office assistant/secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

General knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods and practices. Ability to screen communications based on predetermined guidelines to independently respond or route inquiries. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality as well as the ability to deal professionally with the public.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

Part-time Foreign Language Interpreter I

 

Salary Grade:

57

Salary Range:

: $22,902 – $28,741 – $36,644

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Number:

Not Provided

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• This position will assist the nursing staff, physicians, clerical staff and client with interpreting.
• Translate documents and forms that are posted or handed out to clients and the general public.
• This position will be considered part-time working 30-hours per week.
• When not translating or interpreting this position will be answering the phone, making appointments for clinic services, process clients for clinic appointments, gather client information for medical records, master cards, and eligibility for various clinical programs.
• Helps interpret for WIC clients when needed.

Minimum Education And Experience:

High School or GED and one year of experience in interpreting and translating English and the required foreign language.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Basic everyday living skills, the ability to understand and follow directions as well as the ability to read, write, add and subtract. Vocational or business skills such as fax machines and computers. The ability to work with computers, work with and communicate effectively with the public and staff and maintain professional relationships with providers of services. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Equal Opportunity Employer