WIC Registered Nurse - Health

Date: Sep 23, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Dept. 

Pay:  $43,700.80 annually | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $2,500 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, one night per week until 6:30 by staff rotation  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


This is a professional staff position providing direct services to participants in the WIC program.  The nurses provide nutrition education, community referrals, breastfeeding education and support.  They are responsible for determining the client’s program eligibility based on nutritional/medical risk and assignment of the appropriate supplemental food package for qualifying women, infants and children.



  • Assign nutrition risk for client eligibility.
  • Determine frequency and type of client follow-up appointments.
  • Use goal setting and stage of change principles to assess client’s state of behavioral change.
  • Provide nutritional counseling to clients and families.
  • Accurately collect client’s medical data.


Provides Education:

  • Use motivational counseling methods.
  • Make appropriate community and medical referrals.
  • Accurately read immunization records.
  • Provide community outreach.
  • Provide breastfeeding education, promotion, and support.
  • Prescribe appropriate WIC food package.


Manage Record Keeping:

  • Authorize and coordinate special formula issuance.
  • Schedule future WIC appointments appropriately for program requirements.
  • Complete documentation in the program software timely and thoroughly.
  • Meet program productivity standards.
  • Report success stories.


Minimum Qualifications: Associates degree in nursing. Must maintain a Registered Nurse license in the State of Kansas. 


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Two years of experience in women’s health and pediatrics. Bilingual and interpreter –able to pass medical fluency and/or medical interpreter testing.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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