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Senior Nutrition Assistant (WIC Program)

Company: San Ysidro Health Center
Location: chula vista
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Senior Nutritionist Assistant is responsible for WIC participants' certification including health and nutrition assessment, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support and health referrals.

Essential Functions of the Job:

* Perform nutrition assessments, determine nutritional risks and prescribe WIC food packages. * Provide group and one on one nutrition and breastfeeding education. * Issue breast pumps according to the agency's policies and procedures. * Give referrals as needed to other programs. * Void and reconcile voided food instruments as needed. * Supervise assigned WIC site in the absence of RDN Site Supervisor. * Collects, screen and document income, address and category information for WIC certification. * Input data into WIC MIS. * Prepare, print and issue food instruments adhering to WIC program policies for separation of duties. * Call participants to remind them of their appointment or re-schedule missed appointment, mailing food instruments when appropriate. * Demonstrates openness to organizational changes. * Actively seeks out ways to improve processes. * Participate in program linkages, referral and outreach activities.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

* Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safely, environmental and infection control standards. * Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. * Attend meetings as required and participates on committees as directed. * Perform related duties as assigned or requested.

Job Requirements:

Education Required (Minimum level of education):

* Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.

Certifications/Licenses Required:

* Certification to be obtained at WIC.

Experience Required (Minimum level of experience):

* Minimum of 1 year experience working in the nutrition field.

Verbal and Written Skills Required to perform the Job:

* Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred; Strong oral and written communication skills.

Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job:

* Demonstrated knowledge of California WIC Program; strong desire to serve and work with a culturally diverse and low income population; knowledge of community health center environment desirable; computer proficiency; ability to work in a fast paced work environment.

Equipment Used:

* Computers, telephones, copy and fax machines.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

* Prolonged periods of sitting, standing and walking. * Noisy clinic environment with young children and infants. * May require the ability to move up to 20 lbs. with proper equipment. * Schedule will require some Saturdays and evenings. * May need to travel and work at other SYHealth WIC sites.

Other details

* Pay Type Hourly

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* 1655 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911, USA

Keywords: San Ysidro Health Center, Chula Vista , Senior Nutrition Assistant (WIC Program), Other , chula vista, California

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