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Family consumer science specialist

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Arkansas Government Job
Summary
The Family Consumer Science Specialist is responsible for providing nutrition guidance to patients and families and conducting nutritional education programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy
Typical Functions
Counsels patients and families concerning nutrition risk conditions, such as anemia and low or high weight gain, for disease prevention and control. Collects and evaluates patients' medical history data and tests results to determine physical changes and problems attributed to diet for care plan development. Develops individual care plans for patients and monitors progress to measure plans' effectiveness. Maintains records of nutrition assessment, care plan development, and counseling materials for follow-up monitoring and possible home visits. Conducts in-service nutrition education programs for other department staff and presents programs to schools, churches, community groups, and organizations to educate members of the public on the importance of proper eating habits. Advises patients and families on meal preparation and budget planning. Consults with Nutritionist/Dietician concerning special diets for patients referred from other agencies and/or makes appropriate patient referrals. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of nutrition/dietetic theories, functions, and issues. Knowledge of nutrition needs assessment, counseling, and care plan development processes and techniques. Knowledge of rules and regulations governing in-home nutrition counseling and care plan development. Ability to assess nutrition needs at different stages of the life cycle and develop individual nutrition care plans. Ability to counsel and advise patients and families on disease prevention and control meal preparation and budget planning. Ability to conduct in-service nutrition education programs and present information to the public. Ability to consult with nutrition/dietetic and other health professionals concerning special diets or referrals to other health care services. Ability to maintain nutrition assessment and care plan development records and monitor plan's progress.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in home economics, dietetics, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.
The Family Consumer Science Specialist works under general supervision and is responsible for providing nutrition guidance to patients and families and conducting nutritional education programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.
Hiring Officials Preferences: Basic computer skills. Frequent in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel is required.
Unqualified individuals need not apply.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
Hiring Official-Mary Hafer
This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.
If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.
THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC MEDIA OF ANY FORM, (CDs, flash drives, memory sticks, tapes, etc.) WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS.
All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.
Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
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