Siouxland District Health

Siouxland District Health Dietitian

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The employer will not refuse to hire a disabled applicant who is capable of performing the essential requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.  Woodbury County, Iowa, a governmental unt as prescribed by the Iowa Code will accept applications for employment at Human Resources Dept., Room 701, of the Woodbury County Court House between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Application will be received until filled. Human Resources Dept., Room 701 Woodbury County Court House 620 Douglas Street Sioux City, Iowa 51101 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Posted On: Friday, 23rd December 2016
Department: Siouxland District Health
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Pay Rate: Minimum $47,422/year
Job Description:

Join a team of 4 Dietitians providing nutrition assessment and education to Woodbury County Families within the WIC Program. Siouxland WIC services are provided daytime Monday through Friday at Siouxland District Health Department (SDHD) in Sioux City, IA. SDHD offers a wide array of services in a progressive public health environment that allows you the ability to interact with public health professionals working in our nursing, laboratory, environmental and wellness arenas. SDHD offers an onsite fitness room, involvement in wellness activities and a lactation/relaxation room. Starting salary is offered in a range based on experience along with an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, sick and vacation time, paid holidays, IPERS and deferred compensation plan. Community opportunities for involvement exist, including community gardens, health/wellness activities, cultural events and our City’s designation as a Blues Zone City. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


The Public Health Dietitian is responsible as the competent professional authority for determination of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program eligibility and certification following assessment of individual anthropometric, biochemical and dietary data. Possessing the knowledge of nutritional needs across the maternal child health life span and using critical thinking skills, the Dietitian will provide nutrition assessment, education, referral, care coordination services and tailor the WIC food prescription to best meet individual nutrition needs of the participant. Promotion and support will be provided to breastfeeding women, their infants and breastfeeding efforts. Nutrition services will be provided to Maternal Child Adolescent Health and other SDHD public health programming.







Preferred Skills:


Must possess Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, dietetics, food systems management or closely related field. Must possess current licensure as a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Iowa by the Iowa Board of Dietetic Examiners or able to obtain license within 6 months of employment. Current dietetic registration preferred through the Commission on Dietetic Registration for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or eligible for registration within 6 months of employment. A minimum of 1 year experience in general dietetics is desired with experience in maternal/child nutrition preferred. Mandatory Child and Adult Abuse Reporter Training required or obtain within 6 months of employment. Computer skills required. Must have valid Driver License, ability to obtain car insurance at agency-specified liability level and reliable transportation. Physical ability to lift 50 lbs.

A completed County application form, a resume, a copy of transcripts or diploma and a copy of current Dietitian License (if applicable) are required.

Candidate for hire must successfully pass background checks, a physical exam and drug screening prior to employment. The employer will not refuse to hire a disabled applicant who is capable of performing the essential requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.