Jobs WIC Dietitian

Department
Women, Infant & Children (WIC)

Salary
$28.13 - $36/hour

Status
Full-time

Location
300 W. Broadway, Ste #9, Council Bluffs, IA

Posted
4/8/2024
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Summary

The Pottawattamie County WIC Program is announcing the hiring of a full-time Dietitian to complete health screenings, provide nutrition education, write food packages, provide referrals and function as a Certified Professional Authority (CPA) in the WIC certification process. 

An individual in this position is responsible for assessing diet and providing nutrition education to families, assisting with planning, implementation and evaluating nutrition goals and objectives of program and certifying WIC participants in a six-county service area in Iowa including the geographic locations of Council Bluffs, Glenwood, Logan, Onawa, Harlan and Atlantic. 

Pottawattamie County offers employees a strong benefit plan at a reasonable cost. Our benefit offerings include health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and other voluntary benefits.
 

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Essential Functions

Functions as competent professional authority for determination of program eligibility and certification: following assessment of individual anthropometric, biochemical and dietary data.

As part of the certification process, conducts any or all of the following tests necessary for indicating nutritional risk.

      a) Nutrition assessment

      b) Measurement of length/height, weight, and hemoglobin.

       c) Health history

Coordinates and assures nutrition education of all participants, both on an individual and group basis; monitors materials used in the education program; ensures that all WIC participants receive nutrition education contacts required and; documents education received into participant records; provides in-depth individual nutrition counseling for high-risk participants.

Tailors the program food package to best meet individual dietary needs of the participants.

Refers WIC participants to other community resources.

Attends and participates in HHS meetings and other conferences which serve to enhance training and skills.

Assists program coordinator in development of needed program and/or personnel evaluation tools and is responsible for writing at least the nutrition education section of the local WIC agency’s annual grant application.

Serves as the staff person qualified to provide program nutrition information to interested professionals, outside agencies, organization and individuals.

Provides needed nutrition education and orientation to new nutrition staff and as staff in-service.

Assists with the overall functioning of the WIC clinic and performs other duties as needed.


Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Must be a dietitian licensed in the State of Iowa or able to obtain an Iowa dietetic license. Recent graduates who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a CADE accredited program and supervised practice program or internship and is eligible to take the exam to become a Registered Dietitian can be hired but must successfully complete the registration exam by the end of their introductory period (180 days).

Ability to work with general public who possess varied educational, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Ability to work effectively with people and convey information in most effective manner.

Willing to travel to WIC clinics and out-of-town meetings/training sessions.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Work is generally performed indoors in an office setting -- clinics are held in churches or other public buildings with or without air conditioning.

Normal to considerable contact with public -- work may be stressful at times

Work may require bending, lifting and carrying various clinic supplies weighing up to 30 lb.

It’s great environment to work in.  I have enjoyed working for Pottawattamie County helping people. 

Kathie, Real Estate Specialist
Recorder
5 Years with Pottawattamie County