Jobs WIC Part-Time Dietitian

Department
Women, Infant & Children (WIC)

Salary
$27.85 - $35.65/hour

Status
Part-time

Location
Various Locations, Southwest Iowa

Posted
2/13/2023
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Summary

The Pottawattamie County WIC Department is announcing the hiring of a part-time WIC Dietitian to serve WIC participants within a six-county service area in Southwest Iowa including Glenwood, Logan, Onawa, Harlan and Atlantic.

An individual in this position will complete health screenings, provide nutrition education, write food packages, provide referrals and functions as a Certified Professional Authority (CPA) in the WIC certification process. Individuals interested in working any or all of the 9 clinic days are welcome to apply! 

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:
  1. Diet history
  2. Measurement of length/height, weight, and hemoglobin.
  3. Health history
Coordinates and assures nutrition education of all participants, both on an individual and group basis

Monitors all materials used in the education program

Ensures all WIC participants receive nutrition education contacts required

Completes all required documentation of education received into participant record

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 IDPH meetings and other conferences which serve to enhance training and skills.

Assists program coordinator in development and implementation of action plans as outlined in yearly funding applications.

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

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

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).

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.

I have been blessed to work with a great group of people.  Not only on our IT team, but also my co-workers across the county.  I am partial to the IT group since we work so closely together.  They definitely exhibit a "team" philosophy helping each other out and stepping in when needed.  It is fun coming to work and awaiting the day's topic of discussion.  Very entertaining and lighthearted. Each day is definitely a new day.  ;-) 

Kellie Newell, IT Office Assistant
Information Technology
4 Years with Pottawattamie County