WIC Registered Nurse, Nutritionist, or Registered Dietitian - HEALTH

Date: Jan 30, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  HEALTH

Pay:  Level I - Nutritionist/Registered Nurse - $48,399.00 annually. Level II - Registered Dietitian - $50,812.00 annually. Level determined based on qualifications.  

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 and Nutritionist Team 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, and providing client education. Registered Dietitians provide 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
  • Dietitians - 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: Sedgwick County WIC Hires at two (2) levels. Please see qualifications for each.

Level I – Nutritionist/RN: Associate in Nursing -OR- Bachelor’s/master’s degree in Human Nutrition, Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, or Home Economics/Consumer and Family Sciences with an emphasis in nutrition. Possess and maintain a valid, unencumbered, and unrestricted State of Kansas Registered Nursing License (RN).

Level II – Registered Dietitian: Bachelor or Master’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.

Required for Both Levels: Must complete Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) IS 100 and 700 courses within 30 days of employment. 

 

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, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 


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