This is skilled work in the field of WIC certification processes. Specialized knowledge in the field of nutrition will be demonstrated in the services of counseling, teaching and assessment in all clinic settings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Administers the WIC program in accordance with federal regulations and the policies of the State agency, as well as of the Center.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills with patients, other health care providers, and employees within the organization.
- Provides accurate and timely information to Center committees as directed.
- Demonstrates sensitivity and a positive attitude when dealing with patients, Center employees, and resource people from outside the facility.
- Provides information to other team members in an understandable, meaningful and timely manner.
- Insures confidentiality of patient information and records.
- Completes encounter forms in an accurate and timely manner.
- Supports and participates in quality assurance activities so standards of care can be maintained.
- Provides ongoing information to the Medical Director regarding the delivery of services and any other relevant information.
- Establishes and maintains an ongoing exchange of current nutritional information.
- Accurately assesses nutritional status and compliance of patients.
- Adequately documents nutritional assessment and plan of care using SOAP format.
- Provides effective nutritional counseling designed for the individual patient.
- Initiates the referral system, as appropriate, for the patient to see other providers for services, educations, etc.
- Participates as an effective team member in group teaching activities as requested.
- Plans and presents in-service programs on nutrition or diet to clinic personnel or the community upon request.
- Serves as a resource person for nursing and medical personnel.
- Attends appropriate community functions and advisory groups to network with other community agencies.
- Assesses level of competency in self, and pursues continuing education for professional growth.
- Performs other duties as requested/required.
To qualify for this position, the employee will: be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, with a minimum of an Associate’s Degree of Nursing, and with current licensure in the state of Mississippi; have and maintain reliable transportation; demonstrate effective supervisory and leadership skills; and demonstrate a caring attitude and approach toward patient care. Experience in a primary care medical office practice, community health, public health, or equivalent setting is preferred but not required.
- Knowledge of nursing ethics, procedures and practices.
- Knowledge of primary care office practices and procedures.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with patients, providers, coworkers and the general public.
- Ability to perform job duties in an effective and appropriate manner.
- Must be able to organize and use time effectively.
- Must be able to organize supplies and materials.
- Must be able to follow and give oral and written instructions clearly and precisely.
- Must be able to keep patient and staff information confidential.
- Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently during the working day.
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