WIC Health and Nutrition Specialist (Kyle Clinic)

  • San Marcos, TX
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services Public Health
  • Salary: $16.06 - $20.08 Hourly USD

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

This position is open until filled, with first review of applications on November 29, 2021.

JOB SUMMARY Provides routine nutrition counseling and breastfeeding education and support. Prepares and processes program documentation and determines client eligibility. Conducts clinical testing, measuring, and analysis. Assists with general clinic operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Review and determine client eligibility and health history. Perform accurate and complete documentation.
  • Obtain blood iron level using finger stick and/or bloodless method. Obtain anthropometric measurements and review growth chart. Assign risk codes appropriately.
  • Counsel individuals and families regarding health and nutrition. Address client concerns, goals, and interests. Teach classes. Conduct breast pump issuance, training, and retrieval.
  • Assign or assist with food package and formula issuance. Schedule and coordinate WIC appointments. Answer multi-line phones, update records, perform data entry, and other clerical duties.
  • Conduct community outreach, provide referrals, conducts quality assurance, reports, and clinic operations.
  • Maintains WIC facility to ensure a clean, safe, and sanitary environment:
    1. Participates in cleaning restrooms, kitchen/break area, furniture, doors, windows, floors and equipment.
    2. Removes trash to the proper disposal receptacle.
    3. Re-stocks supplies such as tissue, towels, soap and hand sanitizer.
    4. Reports facility issues to supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

DECISION MAKING
  • This position works under general supervision.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 18+ months of previous WIC experience and completion of the Certified WCS Program within 5 months of hire is required or; Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Science, or related field or; Home Economics degree with 12+ hours of nutrition courses; DTR; RN; LVN; or other degreed professional (with state approval) with 12+ hours of nutrition courses.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Proof of required immunizations or obtain upon employment.


CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

JOB DIMENSIONS
  • Must be able to read and comprehend program policies and documentation.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with program personnel, healthcare providers, vendors, program participants, and the general public.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include lifting up to 45 pounds with assistance rarely. Subject to vision, hearing and talking constantly; standing, sitting, walking, handling and fine dexterity frequently; lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching and foot controls occasionally; kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing and balancing rarely.

Working conditions involve exposure to infectious diseases, blood borne pathogens and bodily fluids.

Safety Sensitive Position.

Location

Kyle, TX

Work Hours

2 days 8am-7pm, 2 days 8am-4:30pm, F 8am-12 pm

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

San Marcos, Texas United States View Map