Nutritionist II/WIC - Lexington County
Provide Women Infants and Children (WIC) certifications including health history, anthropometrics, immunization screening, hemoglobin or hematocrit testing and controls as needed, evaluation of risk status, prescription of WIC food package, documentation, and high risk referrals following program standards and protocols. Provide and document individual nutrition education counseling and follow-up for participants with low risk medical conditions in the SC-WIC system. Provide consultation and technical assistance to other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team and community in areas related to normal nutrition, including health promotion and disease prevention. Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary WIC team in clinic/class scheduling, caseload monitoring, and outreach.
Plan, conduct, and evaluate group nutrition education classes using the facilitated learning and the tele-nutrition process in accordance with WIC guidelines and agency policies. Document all nutrition education contacts in SC-WIC according to WIC policies and procedures. Follow established guidelines for customer services and cultural competency to include annual review of WIC Civil Rights and Customer Services.
Provide assistance to families with infants on contract and List I formulas including education, dispensing, and monitoring as assigned. Refer participants on List II and metabolic formulas to the Registered Dietitian according to WIC guidelines.
Provide breastfeeding promotion and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Screen and refer pregnant and breastfeeding women and infants to the Breastfeeding Coordinator according the Referral Guidelines. Issue and monitor breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies and other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
State Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in home economics, home economics education, human ecology, family and child development, dietetics, or foods and nutrition or institutional management.
Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.
Agency Additional Requirements: Bachelor's of Science or Bachelor's of Art degree in Nutrition, and Food, Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics, Health Promotion or other approved nutrition or health-related degree.
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition; experience is preferred but not required.