Registered Dietitian - Part Time - Women, Infant & Children (WIC)

Public Health, 850 N. 6th, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #230
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Under general supervision, this position will provide advanced nutritional services and assist with the Quality Assurance programs.
This position exercises no supervision.
Assist with the Quality Assurance (QA) program to include, but not limited to continuous evaluation of individual counseling, nutrition education efforts, and clinical procedures.
Conduct and monitor self-audits; provide corrective action plans for self-audits below compliance standards, report findings and prepare reports for Quarterly QA meetings.
Provide staff training on current nutrition-related topics and nutrition assessment procedures.
Complete and implement the annual Nutrition Education Plan; review and approve nutrition education materials and lessons; conduct facilitated discussion and cooking classes. 
Provide individual counseling for identified high risk participants as defined by the State and local high risk policy and procedure guidelines.
Provide consultation regarding the appropriate issuance of formulas; approve non-contract formulas as needed.
 Review criteria and certify patients and participants.
Assist with agency nutrition related programs and projects.
Serve as a department liaison to community agencies, task forces and committees; assist with community based assessments.
Participate in an agency administered higher education enrichment programs as a student preceptor supervisor.

Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Maintain records and reports for audit purposes.

Knowledge of:
Foods, nutrition and best practice nutritional education.
Medical theory nutrition.
Principles of Public Health Nutrition.
Federal regulations and State policies governing agency grant programs.        

Skill to:
Develop and implement policies and procedures.
Evaluate outcome measures.
Provide technical assistance to the program.
Ability to:
Assess effectiveness of program activities and develop solutions to problems.
Work with individuals of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
Maternal, pediatrics, and/or adult nutrition counseling is preferred.
WIC Nutrition program experience is beneficial.     
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Food Science or Nutrition with at least 24 semester hours of college level course work in food and nutrition is required.
License or Certificate:

Current registration with the Commission on Dietetics Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
A valid current Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.
Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
With or without accommodation, the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Potential exposure to chemicals, mechanical hazards, blood borne pathogens, communicable diseases, and constant noise.
Ability to work in non-standard office environment such as in a mobile office or temporary location.
May include exposure to cold, heat, outdoors, vibration, chemicals and biological hazards.
Ability to travel to multiple sites.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $22.06
  • Max Hiring Rate $27.03
Location on Google Maps
  • Public Health, 850 N. 6th, Abilene, Texas, United States of America