Jobs WIC Part-Time Dietitian

Department
Women, Infant & Children (WIC)

Salary
$27.85 - $35.65/hour

Status
Part-time

Location
Various Locations, Southwest

Posted
9/15/2022
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Summary

The Pottawattamie County WIC Department is announcing the hiring of a part-time WIC Dietitian to serve WIC participants throughout 6 Counties in Southwest Iowa. 

This position will be 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.

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.

In my role I get to help others achieve their goals. That plus the great people and the variety of projects make working at Pottawattamie County fun, challenging and fulfilling!

David, CIO
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17 Years with Pottawattamie County
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