Responsible for conducting nutritional assessments including anthropometry, hematology, dietary, medical and health necessary for the WIC certification process.
Provides nutrition education and diet counseling to WIC participants, groups and individuals.
Tailors and authorizes food packages to participants.
Coordinates and cooperates with teams and other health care professionals to develop appropriate individualized nutrition care plans for at-risk, non-high risk and high-risk participants.
Assists in the development of the Nutrition Education component of the program.
Provides clients with referrals to community services including, but not limited to early childhood development, mental health, substance abuse programs, social services and food pantries.
Implements prenatal smoking cessation and substance abuse action plans.
Responsible for documentation of nutrition services.
Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Open Door Family Medical Center.
Volunteers in other tasks related to nutrition education on an as-needed basis.
Assists in the development of nutrition education tools.
Within the first six months of employment, new staff must:
Attend “Basic WIC skills training for CPA’s” at the WIC Training Center.
Attend initial training sessions on Confidentiality and the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).
Successfully complete all training modules appropriate to his/her job titles and duties.
Successfully complete specific training requirements related to his/her duties and attain the necessary competencies.
Attend “Basic WIC Skills Training for Clerks” at the WIC Training Center.