Overview

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Nutrition & Health Screening (WIC) is recruiting for two Nutrition Consultant to provide leadership and direction in health and nutrition services and policy. You will also provide nutrition consultation regarding promotion of behaviors for lifelong good health and prevention and intervention of nutrition-related medical conditions. You will provide technical assistance and consultation to local and state agency staff and managers in the areas of program administration, caseload management, eligibility determination, and nutrition services. Provide consultation on integration of WIC with other health program areas and integration of nutrition with all aspects of the WIC program. Develops state nutrition services policies. Conducts biennial reviews of local contract agencies to assure compliance with WIC federal and state requirements. Promote and support the development of culturally responsive programs, services and policies for the Oregon WIC Program.

 

What’s in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

·       We offer exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with very low monthly out-of-pocket costs.

·       Paid Leave Days:

o   11 paid holidays each year

o   3 additional paid “Personal Business Days” each year

o   8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month

o   Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years

·       Pension and retirement programs

·       Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.

 

Position must be able to travel to WIC local agencies and sites throughout Oregon for technical assistance and support and to conduct local agency reviews.

80-85% of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology.

However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Minimum Qualifications

Current status as a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics OR current status as a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Oregon;

AND

A combination of experience as a nutritionist or dietitian in public health, education, maternal and child health, social service, nutrition or dietetics, and education with emphasis on food and nutrition, community nutrition, public health nutrition, nutrition education, human nutrition, or nutrition science:

·       A Bachelor’s degree and three years work experience

·       A Master’s degree and two years work experience

·       A Doctoral degree and one years work experience

NOTE: transcripts will not be required as part of the initial application process but may be requested at any time during the recruitment or hire process.

 

Desired Attributes

Local agency experience with the WIC program.

Lived or work experience with people from diverse cultures, languages, backgrounds, abilities, and economic challenges.

Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Experience coaching and training, particularly using a strengths based approach.

Strong skills pediatric nutrition and public health.

Experience with motivational interviewing or participant centered education in the individual and group setting.

Working collaboratively as part of a team toward common goals.

1 position: Proficient Spanish/English bilingual skills

How to apply:

Complete the online application at oregonjobs.org using job number REQ-142861

Deadline: 12/20/2023

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About Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Health Authority is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state.

Vision:
A healthy Oregon

Mission:
Ensuring all people and communities can achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnerships, prevention, and access to quality, affordable health care.