07 Aug
WIC Registered Dietitian/Registered Nurse
Wyoming, Powell

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Use your skills to make a difference in your community! This part-time position, working up to 69 hours per month, promotes positive health outcomes for the participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program through nutrition assessment, breastfeeding promotion and support and program referrals in Park and Big Horn Counties, with main clinics in Powell, Cody and Lovell. The individual in this position provides quality care to WIC participants by developing caring and compassionate relationships within the healthcare community and by offering evidence-based nutrition education and breastfeeding support. This position ensures compliance with federal and state regulations.Human Resource Contact: 307/684-5511 ext 301 laure.walter@wyo.govESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Develops and documents care plans for high-risk and low-risk participants, including goal setting, behavior modification, and plans for follow-up

  • Conducts bi-annual participant nutrition assessments, including anthropometric measurements and hematologic testing.

  • Appropriately assigns nutrition risks based on WIC Program Policy and Procedure.

  • Collaborates in the community regarding nutrition and breastfeeding initiatives to determine the current needs of target populations.

  • Determines WIC eligibility for WIC applicants.

  • Assists in coordinating participant care and referrals.

  • Assigns and educates participants in individualized food packages based on medical need and physician documentation.

  • Serves as nutrition and breastfeeding resources within the local community.

  • Provides individual and group nutrition and breastfeeding education.

  • May assist with ordering, inventory, maintenance, and issuance of local agency equipment, products, and supplies in accordance with State WIC Policy and Procedure.

  • Keeps current on nutrition and breastfeeding education.

  • Presents a positive attitude toward healthy eating and breastfeeding.

  • Assists with organizing community outreach efforts between the WIC Program and community organizations serving similar demographics.

  • Models and facilitates the integration of cultural sensitivity and health equity.

  • May assist with the development and implementation of the local agency annual nutrition education plans to address breastfeeding and nutrition priorities.

  • May serve as a local agency high-risk nutrition counselor and/or breastfeeding coordinator and/or peer counselor site facilitator.

  • May serve as a local agency vendor (grocery store) coordinator.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES/AGENCY REQUIREMENTS:

Preference will be given to applicants with a registered dietitian (RD) credential

Preference will be given to an applicant who bilingual skills in Spanish and English, but it is not required.

A four-year degree is required in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nursing, or Public Health Nutrition.

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required for RNs.KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of WIC rules and regulations applicable to the position.

  • The most appropriate level of experience for this position is 0-2 years, in addition to the minimum education requirements.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public health nutrition, maternal and child health, breastfeeding support, growth assessment and monitoring, education/counseling, and participant care planning, monitoring, and follow-up for women, infants, and children.

  • Skill in hematologic and anthropometric screening and assessment preferred.

  • Value enhanced nutrition assessment (VENA) and motivational interviewing experience preferred.

  • Skills in providing adult education and knowledge of group dynamics.

  • Skills in interpersonal communication and developing relationships with the public and representatives of community resource agencies.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Must possess a high level of intuitive skills, deductive reasoning, and adaptability in a changing environment.

  • Experience with electronic medical records.

  • Knowledge of how to maintain a steady/smooth clinic flow.

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of participant information.

  • Basic knowledge of the WIC program including policies and procedures preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

None - See "Preferences"

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Travel is required.

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Non-exempt

  • Position is part-time

  • Open until filled.

  • A background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for every successful applicant.

Supplemental Information

048-Wyoming Department of Health - Public Health Division - Community Health Section

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.


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