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Clinical Dietitian

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Wayne County

Job Description

Mission Statement
To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with
the greatest need and the least resources

Cherry Hospital, a State Psychiatric Hospital serving the eastern region of North Carolina, is recruiting for a Clinical Dietitian position. This position provides assessment of nutritional status and makes recommendations for nutritional needs. The position directs the development and implementation of a nutritional plan of care; counsels patients in the guidelines, acceptance and selection of foods needed to meet nutritional goals; and counsels family and/or caregivers. Also, this position will monitor progress and reassess as indicated to provide for long term care when needed. Position serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and as a consultant for other staff due to nutritional knowledge and acts as a liaison between area of assignment, medical staff and Nutritional Services Department. Normal working hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, on call rotating weekends.
2 positions, 60045985, 60046077
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
*Considerable knowledge in the specialized care of chronic and acute medical problems requiring a variety of therapeutic diet modifications and potential food and drug interactions.
*Ability to stay informed on current principles and practices of dietetics and nutrition. *Ability to function as an independent worker with expertise in the assessment of the nutritional status of adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations and the determination of needs and the subsequent plan for needed intervention.
*Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with all levels of Hospital personnel and with patients with a variety of backgrounds, education, and mental distress.
*Ability to lead individual and group nutritional counseling sessions on a continuing basis.
*Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to formulate individual treatment plans.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master's degree in foods and nutrition or a related area from an appropriately accredited institution that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and current registration, in good standing, administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); or Bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition, dietetics, or related area from an appropriately accredited institution that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and current registration, in good standing, administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and two years of experience in a clinical dietary setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
How to Apply:

****Please follow instructions to apply on-line (www.oshr.nc.gov. Technical Support questions pertaining to NEO Gov please call 1-855-524-5627.

**Applicants will be communicated with via email ONLY for updates on the status of their applications.

** All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Cherry Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Environment in accordance with DSOHF Tobacco Free Environment Policy.

* Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
*Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions at Cherry Hospital.
*As a condition for continued employment: Must successfully pass all required parts of CPI's Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

*Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference for employment with State Government must attach either Form DD-214 or discharge orders.
* Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

*The following question must be answered on the application in order to be considered: # 8. Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation?

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.
It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-947-7478.

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