Nutritionist

Under the supervision of the WIC Program Manager, performs the functions of a WIC Clinic Supervisor in accordance with established guidelines; demonstrates knowledge of Federal and State regulations; performs all aspects of client nutrition education, including but not limited to high risk care plans; group classes; assessment of prescriptions for special formulas or foods; maintains professional and effective working relationship with WIC personnel at the State and local levels. The WIC Nutritionist may perform supervisory functions by acquiring, maintaining and developing appropriate staff; performs certifications and other WIC related activities as deemed necessary; coordinates and collaborates with community agencies for promotion of the agency's WIC program; drives to various WIC clinics throughout the service area.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES (including but not limited to):

  • May supervise, plan, coordinate, and direct assigned WIC clinic operations and the work of others
  • May participate in staffing decisions including: PTO requests, attendance tracking, training, performance appraisal, and work load scheduling.
  • Monitors and assesses the quality and appropriateness of nutritional services by conducting quarterly chart audits and certification observations, implementing corrective action and tracking results
  • Ensures clinic services comply with federal and state policy and procedures; monitors clinic operations and implements corrective action.
  • May participate as a member of the WIC management team to develop, implement, and evaluate agency policies, procedures, and operations
  • Implements and monitors the clinic appointment system to ensure efficiency and compliance to federal processing standards
  • Provides direct client services by evaluating client data, assessing nutritional status, developing nutrition care plans, implementing nutritional therapy and counseling including breastfeeding support.
  • Resolves client/vendor complaints
  • Responsible for EBT inventory and handles returned WIC cards and resolution with the State WIC Office
  • May be responsible for conducting monthly clinic meetings
  • Responsible for approving special formulas and formula inventory
  • Responsible for various reports required by the State WIC Program
  • Attends all state sponsored and agency required meetings
  • Responsible for coverage in WIC clinics due to employee absence
  • Travel to other program's WIC sites as needed
  • Demonstrate, uphold and adhere to employer’s core values of Mutual Respect, Integrity, Commitment, Trustworthiness and Empowerment
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager or Administration

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Must be able to sit a table or desk for long periods of time with occasional standing, stooping walking, squatting or reaching.
  • Must be able to work for long periods of time while maintaining concentrated attention to detail.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without material handling equipment
  • Must have manual dexterity to use office equipment including but not limited to a copier, computer key board, or phone key pad
  • Must have the ability to hear and speak face to face, over telephone or in virtual meetings
  • Occasional travel by car, bus, airplane or train may be required as associated with attendance at conferences, meeting and other duties

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education & Work Experience
    • A minimum bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major in dietetics; food and nutrition; public health nutrition.
  • Skills & Abilities
    • Knowledge of supervisory techniques;
    • Skill in the principles and practices relating to nutrition assessment, care planning, case management and care coordination, and nutrition counseling
    • Knowledge of the principles of education including human behavior modification and skills in education/training techniques; Knowledge of the principles of breast feeding management and specific uses of infant feeding modalities
    • Skill in analytical problem solving
    • Skill in the principle and practices of counseling including interviewing, problem diagnosis, assessment and evaluation
    • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during work activities;
    • Maintain a positive, open and objective attitude towards others including volunteers and interns
    • Willing to engage, support, include and work with volunteers and/or interns on an on-going or as needed basis
    • Knowledge of the regulations, policies, and procedures governing WIC and operational systems;
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing using English language;
    • Knowledge of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and educational software.
    • Must be able to utilize multiple technology platforms effectively: Personal computers (Desktop or Laptop), Tablets, Smart Phones, cloud-based software or other software as required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
    • Must have a valid Driver's License & auto insurance and maintain throughout the duration of employment
    • Must have 3 years or more of a clean DMV record.
    • Must have reliable transportation to travel to multiple locations in the Las Vegas valley area
    • Must be approved by employer's insurer to be added to corporate auto insurance policy
    • Ability to communicate fluently in English using both verbal and written communication is required
    • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing schedule and/or work tasks
    • Must have the ability to maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, supervisors, clients and any others contacted during work activities
    • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and work independently with limited direction from supervisors
    • Must listen intently and ask questions to ensure full understanding
    • Must interact sensitively, non-judgmentally, effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, economic, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences programs.
    • Must maintain a positive, open, and objective attitude towards others (clients, co-workers or managers)
    • Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks efficiently and display a strong attention to detail
    • Properly utilize knowledge of policies and procedures mandated by the WIC State Program is required
    • Must submit negative TB results (One-Step Skin Test or Chest X-Ray) prior to hire date and duration of employment
    • Must pass pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing and maintain a drug-free workplace
 
  • Preferred
    • Bilingual (English-Spanish or English-American Sign Language) speaking and writing skills helpful
    • One or more years of experience developing and teaching group nutrition education classes is preferred 
    • Previous experience in WIC program desirable
    • Breastfeeding education: CLE, CLC, IBCLC desirable
    • Registered Dietitian or registry eligible preferred.


This description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related certifications, knowledge and skills.
 

Department: Clinic-based
This is a full time position

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