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One (1) Permanent Full-Time Public Health Nutritionist position to be filled in the Dietary Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit (WRSU) in Whiteriver, Arizona. The incumbent will plan, organize, and coordinate nutrition activities; provide consultation services; and implement health education services in the prevention and intervention of health style-related diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other related chronic diseases. The incumbent will be supervised by the Supervisor, Dietary Department, WRSU.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion and Excepted Service procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-18-PX-10095190-ESEP/MP, for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
- Participates in the development of nutrition and education services.
- Provides professional leadership and assistance in developing and implementing practices, education, and research related to nutrition as a component or diverse primary care programs.
- Provides direct nutrition services to individuals and groups in the hospital, outlying clinics, home, community, schools, and institutional setting.
- Encourages patients to assume personal responsibility for improving their nutritional health and assists them in accomplishing their goals through behavior change modification.
- Reports and summarizes progress and activities at regular intervals, and prepares periodic and special reports.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.