United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley

  • WIC Degreed Nutritionist

    Job Locations US-CA-Selma
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/5/2018 9:04 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1234
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    WIC
  • Overview

    For a Degreed Nutritionist with a Bachelor’s Degree with completion of academic requirements in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) approved by Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND): Under the direction of the WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA) II/III, the Degreed Nutritionist is responsible for conducting income, residence, and category screening; documenting WIC eligibility/certification information; providing participant orientation, conducting nutrition assessments; providing appropriate nutrition individual/group education sessions; developing the Individual Nutrition Education Plan (INEP); and prescribing and issuing food instruments.

     

    Or, for a Degreed Nutritionist with a Bachelor’s Degree with completion of academic requirements in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) approved by Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and a Verification Statement received at completion of a dietetic internship program showing verification of eligibility to take the Registered Dietitian (RD) exam:  Under the direction of the WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA) II/III, the Degreed Nutritionist is responsible for conducting income, residence, and category screening; documenting WIC eligibility/certification information; providing participant orientation, conducting nutrition assessments; providing appropriate nutrition individual/group education sessions; developing the Individual Nutrition Education Plan (INEP); and prescribing and issuing food instruments.

    Responsibilities

    Works closely with the WNA II/III and other members of the WIC site team to:

    • Work as a team member
    • Provide referrals to health care and/or social services
    • Provide participant orientation
    • Prescribe and issue food instruments
    • Scheduling WIC eligible/participants’ appointments
    • Answer telephone calls
    • Conduct income, residence, and category screening
    • Document certification
    • Interview and Conduct group education and one-to-one counseling
    • Develop the Individual Nutrition Education Plan (INEP)
    • Assist in planning of nutrition education topics and outlines for classes.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    • For the Degreed Nutritionist with a Bachelors Degree with completion of academic requirements in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) approved by Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
    • Or, for a Degreed Nutritionist with a Bachelor’s Degree with completion of academic requirements in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) approved by Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and a Verification Statement received at completion of a dietetic internship program showing verification of eligibility to take the Registered Dietitian (RD) exam.
    • Or, minimum educational requirement of completion of an internship accredited by Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) and within 18 months of employment be certified as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Failure to complete the above will result in change of classification or termination, depending on Performance Evaluation and/or availability of another position.

     

    LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

    • Possess a valid CA driver’s license.

     

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum 1 year of experience in providing education/counseling/training, in a healthcare or community setting.
    • Public Health Programs(s), Community Program-Direct Public Service, Cultural Diversity, Counseling Skills, Nutrition & Health Assessment, Nutrition Education Planning, Communication Skills, Referral, and Outreach

     

    SKILLS:

    • Able to quickly build and maintain rapport with WIC participants and WIC staff of differing backgrounds; team player
    • Knowledge and understanding of and sensitivity to area minority groups and their socio economic backgrounds and cultures.
    • Customer-service oriented, basic computer skills, and learn and understand WIC MIS Program Applications
    • Effectively interview and conduct group education and one-to-one education
    • Able to regularly make appropriate decisions
    • Able to provide effective assistance to paraprofessional staff
    • Able to effectively organize work, with limited supervision
    • Familiar with adult learning and general training techniques
    • Positive professional insight
    • Flexibility and dependability
    • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgment
    • Modern office practices and procedures including email
    • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks
    • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Bi-lingual, English/Spanish desired  

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
    • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to patients and staff.
    • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
    • Must have high manual dexterity.
    • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn

     

    ***Travel May Be Required for this Position***

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