Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) that operates from two (2) sites: The Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Connection at 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive and the MLK Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Martin Luther King Drive. MHSI offers a range of primary health care services including Medical, Dental, Behavioral, Women’s Health, Benefit Determination, and Pharmacy. FQHCs service everyone regardless of income, or third party coverage, and seek to provide high quality care in accessible locations and at convenient times. Our particular sites primarily target the residents of Milwaukee’s north side, but service patients countywide. FQHCs are unique in their delivery of care, patient population and provision of services. FQHCs seek to provide quality care in an underserved area to the uninsured populations that would otherwise not have access to care.
Perform complete nutrition assessment of WIC participants.
Provide high-risk and routine nutrition counseling. Conduct nutrition education classes.
Promote a positive and supportive environment that endorses breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant feeding.
Participate in clinic activities that promote nutrition and/or breastfeeding, (i.e., National Nutrition Month, World Breastfeeding Week, National Dairy Month, etc.).
Refer clients to other nutrition and social programs as necessary.
Appropriately chart nutritional assessments, goals, and follow-up plans.
Under guidance of the Project Nutritionist, develop necessary pamphlets, handouts and literature on various nutrition and health topics as needed.
Attend continuing education seminar/conferences and review current literature to stay abreast of professional updates as well as new policies and procedures.
Competently perform support staff duties at times of high client volume or low-staff coverage, to meet client needs.
Assist with performing PNCC assessments, care plans and follow up procedures as identified by the clinic’s needs.
Perform any other job related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor or Associate degree in Dietetics or related field from an accredited University. DTR (Dietetic Technician Registered)/RD (Registered Dietitian) or registry eligible preferred.
Experience: Minimum of one year experience in a clinic, hospital setting or WIC clinic is preferred. Previous skills and special interest with children a plus.
Expertise: Qualified professional must have excellent interpersonal skills and empathy towards clients. Ability to work well with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural staff and groups. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to respond positively to flexible and changing work schedule and environment. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to work in team environment. Must be willing and able to assume responsibilities assigned as a member of the health care team. Must be able to provide safe, efficient and effective nutrition care.
Language: Comprehend and use basic language either written or spoken to communicate information and ideals.
Hours of Work: May vary based on Organizational need.
Travel: May vary based on Organizational need.
Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.