Piedmont Health Services, Inc.
  • Float - Float WIC/Nutrition
  • Full Time

WIC Nutritionist/MNT Dietitian

Piedmont Health Services

FLOAT - ALL PHS LOCATIONS

Full-Time, Benefit Eligible

Bilingual (English/Spanish Speaking Preferred)

Schedule: Mon-Wed 8am-5pm, Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-1pm

 

Job Summary

Performs a variety of responsible tasks involving counseling of individuals and families in nutrition principals, diet, food selection, and economics.  Primarily focuses on WIC clients. May float to any of the WIC sites including:  Siler City, Moncure, Carrboro, Prospect Hill, Sylvan, Burlington, Scott, and Charles Drew Community Health Centers. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition or Dietetics.

Current/valid License: N/A

Experience:  One year of public health experience or similar preferred.  English/Spanish bilingual skills required.

Patient Population Served

 Ethnically and racially diverse population of pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, infants, young children and all family members involved.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Patient Care

Determine WIC Program eligibility based on the medical and nutrition risk identified.

Determines risk codes, based on assessment and information presented.

Provides individualized counseling in nutrition and breastfeeding based on needs and resources identified above.  Consults with medical providers, social work and other healthcare providers as needed to provide optimal care.

Conducts counseling in culturally appropriate way to meet the needs of the patients.

Screens immunization records of clients and makes referrals as appropriate.

Proper documentation, based on contact, on all forms and in computer.

Based on professional discretion determines follow schedule for patient.

Contacts other health professionals or agencies if needed to provide optimal care for the patient.

Works with other health center staff or outside medical professionals to provide care for patients.

Defers to lead nutritionist or RD for additional guidance with patients.

Demonstrates the ability to work with diverse patient populations served.

 Perform all others duties as assigned or needed.

Quality Control/Safety

Prescribes or reviews food package to determine adequacy.

Evaluates all prescriptions for special and therapeutic formula.

Helps to ensure a safe environment in clinic with staff and clients.

Patient Education

Asks open-ended questions to obtain additional information.

Provides thorough assessment of each patient and determine appropriate risk code.

Based on client centered approach, determines educations topic.

Effectively presents education topic with appropriate handouts.

Determines correct follow-up visit based on risk code.

Documents nutrition education contacts.

Interprets, evaluates, and utilizes pertinent current research relating to nutrition care.

Assists in the development and selection nutrition education materials for use by clients.

Assists in outreach activities

 Procedure Execution

Reviews chart notes for past visits prior to meeting with patient

Performs anthropometric measurements as needed per standards of the WIC Local Agency and State Policy Manuals

Follows all procedures and policies as outlined by the WIC Local Agency and State Policy Manuals

Administrative Duties

Assists in ordering of supplies such as State WIC, and free materials.

Assists in monthly monitoring of formula log and other inventories in clinic.

Assists in submission of all purchased supply orders to Director.

Assists in problem solving and making recommendations concerning issues pertinent to the WIC Program guidelines within local agency.

Assists in training of new staff members and interns.

Assists in the performance of other administrative duties in relationship to the WIC Program.

In the absence of the lead nutritionist, functions as supervisor on a interim basis.

 Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Requires frequent sitting for long periods, operation of standard office equipment and computers.  May require lifting of up to 25 pounds.  Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires use of office and clinical equipment, such as laptop & desktop computers, telephones, fax machines, copiers, infant/adult scales, stadiometers & Hgb machines.  Requires normal vision range.  Work is performed in both a clinical and office environment.  Contact with staff, patients and external vendors.

 

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