Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist

Typical Duties: • Assesses patients’ nutritional status; analyzes medical information including anthropometric data to identify lab value fluctuations. • Determines patients’ eligibility for WIC; completes nutrition assessments and nutrition counseling; certifies patients who meet criteria; documents eligibility in medical records; and assigns appropriate supplemental food package. • Promotes breastfeeding and lactation. • Conveys basic and therapeutic nutrition information in a group setting. • Coordinates nutrition services with the other public health programs. • Promotes community nutrition and education activities; initiates nutrition promotion activities; conducts health promotion seminars, such as food demonstrations and grocery store tours. Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited (4) four-year college or university with a major in foods and nutrition or substantially similar subject matter. Licensure: • Must be a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist by the State of Tennessee in accordance with Tennessee statutes, and the rules of the Board of Dietitian/Nutritionist Examiners, at Chapter 0470-1, General Rules and Regulations. • Valid class “D” driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law. 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. Preferred: • Knowledge of the principles and practices of dietetics and nutrition and its relationship to health and disease control. • Knowledge of local organizations and available resources related to public health. • Bilingual Spanish/English.

Contact Person 
Tony Driver
Metro Public Health Department
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