Salt Lake County

Public Health Nutritionist - Open Until Filled

Job Locations US-UT-SANDY
Requisition ID 2023-33192
# of Openings
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
1 week ago(1/20/2023 10:36 AM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Health Department
Location : Location
Location : Address
9340 S 700 E
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Posted Min
Posted Max

Job Description

Salt Lake County… A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place... it’s our heart and service that bring us together.

We encourage a work life balance:

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck.  A career with /Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks.  We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.  


Additional Benefits include:

  • Retirement options for hybrid pension/401(k) or 401(k) only with a 10% contribution
  • Medical coverage including a 100% county paid premium option-Dental and Vision coverage including coverage for adult designees.
  • Health Savings account with a county contribution up to $1200/year, Flexible Spending Account
  • Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability
  • Professional Development
  • Plus: Onsite medical clinic, childcare, and gym; hospital insurance, pet insurance auto and home insurance and discounts at County facilities.



Provides specialized nutritional counseling, medical nutrition therapy and follow-up for medically nutritionally compromised clients. Develops, plans, and provides nutrition education. Determines eligibility of clients in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. Promotes, supports, and educates breastfeeding women.




Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Dietetics, Human Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Nutritional Sciences, Food Systems Management, or Food Sciences, plus an approved dietetic internship; Must be registered and certified as a Dietitian; OR must be eligible for certification under the Dietitian Certification Act within six (6) months of hire.


The successful applicant(s) must be certified with the State of Utah and the ADA commission on Dietetic Registration within six (6) months of hire.

May be required to be an insured driver with a valid Driver License issued by the State of Utah as required for job responsibilities.

It is mandatory that all new hires receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis) vaccine before beginning employment or provide a copy of their immunization record prior to starting employment. The immunization record must show the vaccine name and date received.


Upon hire, a two-step Tuberculosis skin test will be required. The first will need to be placed prior to starting employment.

Preference given to bilingual applicants in English and Spanish, requires reading, writing, and speaking both English and Spanish fluently.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required pre-employment background check.



  • Develops, plans and provides nutrition education.  
  • Evaluates and assesses high risk clients to provide medical nutrition.
  • Consults with family physicians or other health care providers on nutrition related medical problems to ensure proper food prescriptions.
  • Evaluates special formula requests in relationship to diagnosis.
  • Approves and/or obtains prescription from prescriptive authority.
  • Determines and establishes appropriate nutrition intervention based on client assessment.
  • Initiates tracking and follows high risk clients to monitor health status and refers if necessary
  • Assigns and tailors food packages to meet the nutritional needs of the client.
  • Assists the supervisor in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the Nutrition Education plan.
  • Assesses and evaluates clients’ education level, cultural background, values, and beliefs to personalize nutrition counseling in order to better meet their needs.
  • Determines eligibility of Women’s, Infants and Children (WIC) applicants using State WIC Policies and Procedures.
  • Assesses and assigns nutrition risk factors by using biochemical data, anthropometrical data, medical history, and diet history.
  • Refers clients to other community resources as needed.
  • Promotes breastfeeding among clients to increase breastfeeding rates in conjunction with Healthy People 2020 goal.
  • Provides breastfeeding support, technical assistance, and education to WIC clients, breastfeeding peer counselors, and staff.
  • Issues electric breast pumps and other breastfeeding aids per state protocol.  Evaluates, tracks and counsels clients regarding the use of the breast pumps and/or breastfeeding aids.
  • Provides timely, accurate and professional legal documentation using SOAP format per State WIC Policies and Procedures.
  • Assists in quality assurance activities and self-monitoring tool.
  • Schedules appropriate nutritional education visits to meet the assessed nutritional needs of the client.
  • Reviews clients’ immunization records and refers when needed to promote up to date status.
  • Educates clients on appropriate use of food instruments and vendor policies.

This position is open until filled. We will review resumes as they come in.


Additional Information

Work schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Must complete a 45-hour lactation educator course within two (2) years of hire.

Work is performed in a busy clinic, where the employee may be exposed to contagious or infectious diseases.
Employee sits for long periods of time, and regularly walks, stands, or stoops; may occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 25-30 pounds.


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