Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Jul 02, 2019Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent career opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Nutrition Assistant position. The department currently has two (2) vacancies in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program within the Public Health Division located in Martinez, CA. The Nutrition Assistant relieves Registered Dietitians of certain routine aspects of the nutritional services program; determines, enrolls and recertifies WIC applications program eligibility in Public Health, provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, develops care plans for low-risk participants, and provides group classes, as well as other dietary related tasks. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Ability to obtain and accurately record nutritional information Ability to incorporate individual preferences and cultural food habits in nutritional care plans Knowledge of Women, Infants and Children's program and its services Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to work in a team environment Adapts easily to varied and changing priorities Effective verbal and written communication skills Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list may remain in effect for six (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: July 23, 2019 Typical Tasks Reviews hospital admissions lists and screen patients for nutritional risk using predetermined protocols In consultation with a Dietitian assists in collecting data for the development of the nutrition care process for patients Through observation at meal time, checking the medical chart and talking with patients, monitors the nutrition care process Provides patient educational information and counseling to persons not at risk regarding nutritional concepts and desired changes in eating habits Examines medical records to verify physician's diet orders Based on physician's orders, records prescribed meal patterns including routine modified diets and allowable substitutes on individual patient menus Records patient observations made and nutritional education given in medical chart, under supervision of the Dietitian Collects data from patient medical records and enters in Diet Office records Performs simple mathematical calculations such as percentage of food eaten, caloric intake and protein content Maintains nourishment care file (rand) and coordinates dietetic orders with food production staff Calculates food production tallies and patient diets needed by category Updates patient profile cards in Diet Office and documents care plans in Dietitian's cardex for patients being followed closely Monitors trayline assembly for accuracy and appropriateness to ensure what is there conforms to the approved menu plan for each patient May fill in on tray line station Communicates with Dietitians and food production staff regarding ongoing patient nutritional needs and production requirements Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external custom ? When assigned to Public Health WIC Program: Determines eligibility of applicants for program benefits according to WIC Policy Performs certification and recertification of participants using WIC Integrated Statewide Information System (ISIS) Provides basic nutrition education for low risk WIC participants Refers high risk participants to the Public Health Nutritionist Promotes and supports breastfeeding Participates in outreach activities Offers various community resources to WIC participants Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of either 1) an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university which included completion of a program of study in food and nutrition approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2) a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in food science, nutrition, home economics, dietetics or a closely related field, 3) completion of a dietetic technician program from an accredited college or university, 4) completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) , or 5) WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA) certification issued by a State WIC Program. Note: Incumbents that are assigned to the WIC program and do not possess the WNA certification must obtain it within nine (9) months of appointment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED AND YOU MUST ATTACH PROOF OF COMPLETED EDUCATION AND/OR CERTIFICATION AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. Selection Process 1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed supplemental questionnaire is required at the time of applying. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%). 4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.