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WIC Registered Nurse - HEALTH

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Department 

Pay:  $1,571.20 per pay period  

Work Schedule: M - F 8 - 5 one night per week until 6:30 by staff rotation  

 

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.

 

Assessment:

  • 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 required. Licensed in the State of Kansas. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nursing. 2 years of experience in women’s health and pediatrics. Must maintain a Registered Nurse license in the State of Kansas. Bilingual and interpreter preferred – be 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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