Provides diet assessment, nutrition counseling and evaluation. Provides case management. Advocates lactation for breastfeeding promotion. Interprets patient’s immunization status. Develops nutrition education materials. Provides group instruction and individual counseling to clients in clinic or home. Coordinates nutrition services with the other public health programs. Collects participant measures (height, weight, and hemoglobin) as required. Works with community agencies and groups in promoting an integrated nutrition program. Makes appropriate referrals within the department and to community agencies. Conducts dietary surveys and analyzes menus. Completes documentation in participant records. Audits records for nutrition and program compliance. Keeps abreast of current nutritional practices and developments related to program. Incorporates new methods and program changes into activities. Assists in planning and participates in various training programs. Prepares and delivers lectures as needed. Utilizes the community process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to develop interventions related to nutrition and general health. Maintains inventory of nutrition equipment and supplies. Keeps records and prepares reports. copy (doesn’t have to be original) of their college transcript needs to be included with their application and resume..
Graduation from an accredited (4) four-year college or university with a major in foods and nutrition; a Master's degree in nutrition and dietetics or completion of an approved dietetic internship.
Bilingual strongly preferred.
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government’s employment-based immigration programs.
Valid class “D” driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.