WIC Registered Nurse, Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian - Health

Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  HEALTH

Pay:  $50,812.00 annually.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Staff rotate one evening a week until 6:30pm  


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.


The Women, Infant, and Children’s (WIC) Registered Dietitian position requires proficient customer service as well as assessment skills. This position works to meet the mission of the Sedgwick County Health Department by assuring quality WIC services through one-on-one counseling with clients. Responsibilities include assessment of client nutritional and medical risk, assigning and issuing food packages, providing client education, and counseling clients found at high nutritional risk. The position also provides referrals to community and medical services. This position requires a thorough knowledge of WIC program policies and procedures and reports to the WIC Site Supervisor.  Employee will provide support during public health emergencies (Activation Level 1).


Client Services

  • Provide client services, in person, remotely, or on the phone as needed
  • Assess and assign nutrition risk for client eligibility
  • Prescribe and Issue food benefits
  • Authorize and coordinate special formula issuance with the State of KS WIC program or medical provider
  • Promote, educate, and support breastfeeding including issuance of breast pumps
  • Make and document client referrals, including IRIS software referrals
  • Screen immunizations records for up-to-date status and refer
  • Determine frequency and type of client follow-up appointments
  • Handle emails from the WIC call center when assigned or in the absence of the WIC site supervisor
  • Meet program productivity standards
  • Follow HIPAA and WIC confidentiality


Education and Outreach

  • Access client needs, clarify information, research issues, and communicate program information
  • Use goal setting and stage of change principles to assess client’s readiness to change behavior
  • Provide nutritional counseling to clients and families using motivational counseling methods
  • Complete online (oNE) secondary education appointments
  • Provide community outreach
  • Plan and attend trainings
  • Assist with surveys
  • Provide counseling to clients found at high dietary or medical risk


Documentation/Record Keeping

  • Document client findings within 8 business hours of competing appointment
  • Manage email inboxes and faxes; monitor and respond to requests
  • Manages e-timesheets and WIC daily hours accurately and on-time


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Food, Nutrition or related Science and completes a dietetic route accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. If not already licensed in the State of Kansas, must obtain a temporary license from Kansas Credentialing for Dietitians, Topeka, KS within 60 days of hire. Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration or successfully passes the registration examination within twelve months of employment. Once registered, obtains a permanent license from the State of KS Credentialing agency, and renews it every two years.


Preferred Qualifications: One or more years working with women, infants and children. Certified Lactation Educator (CLE)


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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