Performs nutritional assessment, evaluation, education, and planning in accordance with the NYSDOH WIC Program Manual. Makes recommendations and referrals to appropriate agencies for participants where needed.
- Determine nutritional risk eligibility of potential WIC clients.
- Certifies/Recertify WIC participants for program benefits.
- Conduct nutrition educational classes for groups.
- Conduct individual nutrition counseling to high-risk participants.
- Maintain charts of participants. Completes all nutrition screens in the WICSIS/NYWIC computer system on all eligible WIC participants.
- Make appropriate referrals to health care providers and/or community resources for clients in need of such services.
- Train para-professionals and/or students who affiliate with WIC.
- Maintain waiting list in times of caseload reduction and follows protocol.
- Evaluate methods and materials for nutritional education. Makes use of WIC approved educational materials. Uses materials appropriate to the educational and cultural needs of WIC clients.
- Assign appropriate food package or prescription for each client.
- Establish relationship with local health, social services, schools and community agencies that provide services to WIC clients.
- Maintain professional competence by utilizing current knowledge of research and by participating in State, regional, and local programs for continuing education.
- Perform anthropometric and hematological measurement where needed to expedite WIC services.
- Must be aware of and responsive to the nutritional needs of neonatal, infant, pediatric, and adolescent patient population members.
- Performs other tasks as requested.
- BS Degree in Food Science and Nutrition or BS in Home Economics and Nutrition - Required.
- MS Degree in Nutrition preferred.
- No prior experience required but at least 1 year professional experience or related field is preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to fully utilize BHMS’s electronic record systems.
- RDN, CDN license preferred but not required.
- ADA Membership not required.
- Position requires prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day.
- Position will be required to stoop, bend, lift, and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.
BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.