Nutritionist - RUHS - Public Health (WIC)

  • Location: Hemet, CA
  • Posted: Sep 26, 2019

Job Description

Riverside University Health System-Public Health is currently recruiting for a Nutritionist to provide nutrition counseling and education to various age groups.

Work Schedule: 5/40 (8:30a - 5p) or 9/80 (7:45a - 5:15p), including one Saturday per month (8a - 12:30p) and every Tuesday, 9:30a -7:00p

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The County of Riverside Department of Public Health's (DOPH) vision is to excel at building healthy communities and its mission is to promote and protect the health of all county residents and visitors. To accomplish this mission, DOPH oversees fourteen (14) Branches and administers more than thirty (30) programs. All programs, services and activities are organized around the 10 Essential Services of Public Health. DOPH works in partnership and in many cases under contract with other County Departments including Environmental Health, Animal Services, Mental Health, Public Social Services, Office on Aging and the Health Care System to prevent disease and protect the health of County residents.

Under direction, to implement, coordinate, promote and evaluate the nutrition component of specialized community and public health programs and project; to provide nutrition information, education, and counseling to staff members, other agency staff, and clients of the Department of Public Health.

This is the journey level classification in the Nutritionist Series. Incumbents report to a Supervising Nutritionist and provide nutrition needs assessment, nutrition education, and dietetic consultation services for WIC. The nutrition components of such projects are typically designed to service identified segments of the population which have special nutritional needs or are particularly susceptible to nutritional deficiencies, e.g. infants and children, prenatal and lactating mothers, senior citizens, economically disadvantaged. In the Department of Public Health incumbents usually receive administrative supervision from the assigned program director or the Supervising Nutritionist and functional or technical supervision from either the Senior Nutritionist, Supervising Nutritionist or the Public Health Program Director of Nutrition Services.

Implements, coordinates, promotes, and evaluates the nutrition component of specialized community and public health programs and projects.

Develops and implements basic programs of instruction in diet therapy, nutrition, and diet counseling techniques for program and project staff; develops needed nutrition education materials.

Teaches and counsels people of various age groups to select and/or prepare and use the foods that will best nourish their bodies, taking into consideration physical, financial, social, and emotional needs, as well as personal preferences and cultural patterns.

Performs nutritional assessments on individuals prior to enrollment in programs; determines, through application of various published standards, whether individuals are at nutritional risk.

Gives direct nutritional and dietetic consultation to individuals with special nutritional needs; plans and reviews menus for nutrition sites where meals are prepared and served for program participants.

Conducts studies to determine the nature and extent of nutrition needs and problems of the population served and to evaluate the effects of nutritional and dietetic services being offered to participants.

Contacts health professionals and makes presentations to relevant parties in the community in order to promote the services being offered through the nutrition component of specific department programs.

Oversees and participates in the preparation of required records, reports, and evaluation on nutrition component activities for specific department programs.

Provides technical training and functional supervision for program staff assigned to the nutrition component.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economics, Health Science or a closely related field.

Experience: One year of professional experience in nutrition education and individual counseling services within a community or public health setting. (Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Nutrition or a closely related field may be substituted for one year-required experience.)

Knowledge of: The chemical and physiological processes and functions of specific nutrients in meeting people's nutritional needs throughout the life cycle; the principles of food selection, purchasing, preparation, processing, and meal planning in relation to appeal, cost, nutritive value, and quality; a variety of dietary patterns and the particular food requirements of maternal, geriatric, economically disadvantaged, physically handicapped, and other groups having special nutritional needs; health-education methods as they apply to the field of nutrition; typical community sources of nutritional data and aid.

Ability to: Implement a community public health nutrition program; analyze the nutritional content of diets; develop and present nutrition education programs; advise and train employees and clients on how to recognize and deal with various dietary and nutrition problems; develop and maintain effective working relationships with health professionals, community health organizations, co-workers, nutrition program participants, and other groups and individuals encountered in the course of the job; write clear, concise reports and correspondence and maintain complete records.

License of Certificate: Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a dietitian as issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.


Registered Dietitian (RD) eligible and must take and pass the registration exam conducted by the Registration Commission of the American Dietetic Association within six months of hire date.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required. Upon request, must be able to provide proof of a valid California Driver's License and current auto insurance coverage.

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

The preliminary closing date for this posting is Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm however postings may close at any time.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

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The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

Riverside University Health System

14375 Nason St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Phone: (951) 486-5501