To coordinate, supervise, and implement program activities and staff involved in the delivery of nutrition evaluation and education, supplementary foods, and all other services and information as mandated in WIC program regulations.
- Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health, Healthcare or other related fields.
- Credentialed as an RD by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed by the State of Texas Board of Examiners for Dietitians as a LD.
- Evidence of valid Texas Drivers License.
- Evidence of proof of minimal liability limits as required by the State of Texas.
- If frequent driver, employee will be required to show proof of current Defensive Driver’s course.
- Employee must meet criteria for insurability with the hospital district’s auto insurance carrier.
- Supervises, monitors and evaluates services and clerical personnel of the local WIC agency.
- Performs within the prescribed chain of command and observed limitations for the District and department legal compliance program; Is responsible to detect, observe and report compliance variances to their immediate supervisor or upward through the chain of command, the Compliance Officer or District hotline.
- Investigates complaints and/or deficiencies; provide consultation and technical assistance and determine solution to the problem
- Assists in developing policies and procedures necessary to carry out program requirements.
- Monitor program operations to determine compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
- Observes and directs program operation for efficiency, effectiveness and coordination with other programs.
- Evaluates clinical and dietary data regarding nutrition program according to WIC policy.
- Assists in developing policies and procedures necessary to carry out nutrition education and breastfeeding promotion requirements.
- Monitor nutrition education operations to determine compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
- Provides individual counseling at certification appropriate to the client’s nutritional need.
- Provides high risk counseling for clients.
- Tailors food package to meet the client’s nutritional needs; communicates with physician when necessary to verify prescriptions for special formula/food packages.
- Ensures and coordinates nutrition education and breastfeeding classes at each site.
- Assists in monitoring expenditures to assure that they stay within budget and are appropriate.
- Initiates, monitors and coordinates correspondence with state agency concerning program services, operation and financial reimbursement.
- Responsible for establishing, developing and allocating program needs, goals and objectives.
- Responsible for Quality Assurance. Audits all aspects of program records including client certification, nutrition education, voucher issuance and inventory, client termination, client participation, program reimbursement, etc.
- Responsible for Nutrition Education. Develops annual nutrition education plan for submission to Texas State Department of Health Services; develop, monitor and supervise content of nutrition lessons; supervise nutritionist and staff in presentation of nutrition education classes.
- Supervises staff through direction, assessment and reinforcement; assists staff in providing services to clients.
- Responsible for training staff. Directly trains new employees, understanding duties of nutritionist, other CA and clerical staff; prepare and present employee in-service training on program operation, including new procedures and changes in federal and state regulations and other job related topics at the discretion of the Director.
- Responsible for mandated program outreach; organizes educational presentations to community groups.
- Assure availability, price and compliance with WIC regulations of foods in community by monitoring authorized vendors.
- Adheres to organization and unit specific Customer Service Standards.
- Performs the duties of the WIC Certification Specialist (WCS) Preceptor including training and on-going training.
- Other duties as assigned by clinics supervisor/ director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Basic computer knowledge.
- Basic laboratory specimen collection
- Knowledge of nursing science, principles, techniques, and procedures for the care of patients.
- Knowledge of healthcare terminology, anatomy, physiology and concepts of disease.
- Knowledge and ability to utilize evidence based practice to develop the plan of care and interventions.
- Knowledge of the WIC environment and how the services and functions interact.
- Knowledge of nursing theorists and ability to provide theory based care for patients.
- Skill in providing effective and compassionate nursing care, assessing patient situations and taking effective courses of action.
- Knowledge of Texas culture.
- Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple requests by patients, families, and team members.
- Skill in providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
- Operates general laboratory equipment, including but not limited to: telephones, computer keyboards and CRT, waived testing analyzers and manual pipettes
- Good manual dexterity to ensure the safe use of technical equipment and reduce the possibility of self-inflicted injury.
- Proficient at evaluating and correcting minor equipment malfunctions.
- Must be familiar with the use of vendor “hot line” for equipment troubleshooting.
- Ability to monitor supply/inventory levels and re-order as needed; receive, restock and store supplies according to their storage requirements.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Additional languages preferred.
- For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.