WIC Nutritionist
Milwaukee, WI 
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Posted 23 days ago
Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY:    Provide individual nutrition counseling sessions for nutrition related problems assessed at each visit.  Conduct nutrition education sessions for individuals/groups as needed per state guidelines.  Refer clients to other nutrition and social service programs as necessary.

POSITION-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • 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 or community outreach that promote nutrition and/or breastfeeding, (i.e., National Nutrition Month, World Breastfeeding Week, Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program).
  • Refer clients to other nutrition and social programs as necessary.
  • Appropriately chart nutritional assessments, SMART goals, follow-up plans.
  • Document appropriate type of client contact and relevant nutrition education topics
  • 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 clinic support staff duties at times of high client volume or low-staff coverage, to meet client needs.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
 
  • 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.
  • CPR certification ( BLS provider) Required
  • 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 needs. 
  • Perform any other job-related duties as assigned.

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.

 

Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 4 years
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