Nutritionist

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The Nutritionist provides client, nutrition, and administrative services to the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s (MHD) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) special supplemental nutrition program. The Nutritionist serves as a lead worker for dietetic technicians, clinic assistants, and WIC office support staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Client Services

  • Perform WIC certifications, including intake and registration, anthropometric measurement, hemoglobin and lead testing, nutrition and breastfeeding assessment, counseling, benefit issuance, immunization assessment, and referral to health care providers and community agencies.

Nutrition Education

  • Develop, implement, and monitor nutrition-related educational plans for WIC participants and other grant-related initiatives.
  • Serve as the nutrition resource for WIC staff, public health staff, and the community.
  • Conduct follow-up nutrition education for high-risk participants.
  • Follow the guidelines according to the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and similar standards set forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Administrative

  • Assure implementation of and compliance with WIC federal, state, and project regulations and policies.
  • Attend WIC clinic team meetings to assure continuous quality improvement.
  • Assist with training employees (including Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and student interns) in clinical, nutrition, and administrative operations.
  • Assure outreach to underserved segments of the community.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.
  • Ability to safely lift infants and small children onto scales (up to 25 lbs).
  • Employees assigned to the WIC Programs will be expected to report to any of the City of Milwaukee clinic locations as assigned. Assignments may be made on short notice to provide staff coverage during unexpected absences or emergency situations.
  • All WIC personnel participate in a work schedule that includes early evening hours on assigned days. The current hours of work are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Travel outside the City of Milwaukee, which may include overnight travel.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  1. Bachelor’s degree nutrition, dietetics, or a related field from a college or university accredited by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  2. Registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at time of appointment and throughout employment.
  3. State of Wisconsin Certified Dietitian (CD) OR CD-eligible at time of appointment; must obtain certification with the State of Wisconsin within six months of appointment date and throughout employment.
  4. Must meet State of Wisconsin WIC mandates regarding lactation management and care as noted in 10.23-2 and 10.23-3 of the Wisconsin WIC Operations Manual within one year of appointment and throughout employment.
  5. Valid driver’s license and the availability of a properly insured personal vehicle for use on the job (automobile allowance provided) at the time of appointment and throughout employment.

CURRENT SALARY

The current salary range (2DN) is $51,970- $60,688 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $53,529-$62,508 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

BENEFITS

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.

  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
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