Provides direct nutrition services to Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants. Performs a complete nutrition assessment to determine, nutritional risk, clients’ concerns, and then assigns the appropriate food package. This position provides nutrition education and follows participants during their certification period. The Nutritionist I make referrals to various health care programs including, by not limited to breastfeeding support, Registered Dietitian, maternal and infant care programs, and social services as appropriate. Provides breastfeeding promotion, protection, support and education. Provides technical and nutrition related assistance to staff and other health professionals. Other work as assigned such as answering phones, attending meetings/trainings, provides back up for clerical and technical staff as needed, assists with community outreach. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the WIC Coordinator.
In addition to performing Nutritionist I responsibilities, this position provides tailored services to high-risk participants and develops their individualized client centered care plan. RD/RDN approves Class III food packages, tracks high-risk participants progress and documents their outcomes. This position assists in creation of nutrition education resources and provides in-service training to staff. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the WIC Coordinator.
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