Under minimal supervision, manages a WIC Clinic at CHS Healthcenters with multiple Registered Dietitians and WIC counselors. Directly supervises professional and paraprofessional staff. Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the clinic including coordination of the activities of all staff. Enforces WIC Program and Denver Health policies and procedures. Responsible for quality assurance and implementing policy/program changes. Ensures appropriate nutritional care is provided and delivers direct client services as needed. Participates in program planning, evaluation, and other program-wide responsibilities with the WIC Program Manager. Responsible for implementation of WIC Program initiatives at the clinic site.
Under minimal supervision, manages Eastside WIC Clinic within Denver Health's Community Health Services (CHS). Directly supervises professional and paraprofessional staff. Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the clinic including coordination of the activities of all staff. Works closely with WIC Program Manager to ensure day to day and long term activities are completed properly. Ensures that WIC Program and Denver Health policies are followed. Responsible for quality assurance and implementing policy/program changes. Ensures appropriate nutritional care is provided and delivers direct client services as needed. Participates in program planning, evaluation, and other program-wide responsibilities with the WIC Program Manager. Responsible for implementation of WIC Program initiatives at the clinic site.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Provides direct individualized client services to high risk participants. Provides counseling to participants and families with nutritional needs with consideration of income, cultural and religious food patterns, home facilities, education level, and other psychosocial factors. Provides appropriate documentation in participant charts by utilizing the standardized language of the Nutrition Care Process. Documents participant comments, nutrition diagnosis, materials provided, nutrition education, referrals, progress towards attaining new behavior change goals, and follow up plans.Authorizes the use of exempt infant formulas, WIC-eligible medical foods, and individual needs for tailoring of food packages. Consults with health care providers on participant's nutritional needs, formula requiring prescription, and health concerns; makes appropriate referrals and follow up.Teaches classes as needed.
2.Directly supervises professional staff and paraprofessional staff.Completes yearly chart reviews and observations/ conducts annual performance reviews (PEPRs); tracks attendance and performance.Follows agency protocol when resolving employee issues.
3.Oversight of the clinic's day-to-day operations, maintains schedule, coordinates weekly planning meetings, and provides ongoing education and training to WIC staff via staff meetings.Involved with interviewing, orienting, training, and supervising WIC paraprofessionals and professionals.
4.Follows State and Local Agency procedures to provide a qualify WIC program (Completes accurate health assessments, obtains anthropometric data, conducts nutrition interviews, provides full explanation of the program, maintains)
5.Promotes breastfeeding as the optimal infant choice while allowing participant choice (maintain breastfeeding friendly environment, provides breastfeeding education and counseling).Issues breast pumps in accordance to Denver WIC Breast Pump Policy.
6.Coordinates and assigns all staff and Registered Dietitian nutrition related trainings
7.Completes yearly chart review for all Registered Dietitians, including but not limited to those directly supervised
8.Acts as point of contact for when the WIC Program Manager is unavailable
9.Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Association approved program. Master's degree preferred. Experience: 1-3 years related experience in community or public health nutrition, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 1-2 years supervisory experience and a minimum of 1 year of WIC experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Strong supervisory and team-building skills. Knowledge of human nutrition in health and disease and its application to public health practices. Knowledge of nutrition needs for infants and children and women during prenatal, postpartum, and breastfeeding stages. Effective counseling and education skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. ~1.) Must be a Registered Dietitian and comply with the requirements established and validated by the Commission on Dietetic Registration 2.) Speciality certifications established and validated by the Commission on Dietetic Registration preferred. 3.) Certification as a Certified Lactation Counselor as established and validated by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice strongly preferred. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Work Type Full time
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