Job Description

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant - Part-time
Job ID: 718483
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 3 full days a week
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Home Nursing Agency
Department: WIC - All Regions
Location: 270 Walker Drive, State College PA 16801


Assist and support the professional staff in providing quality services. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.

This is a part-time position that will be working out of the State College, PA location.  This person will work 3 fulls days per week. 

  • Connect laptops for synchronization upon return from satellite clinics.
  • Contact participants who are No-shows' and promptly reschedule missed appointments.
  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Endeavor to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.
  • Maintain and protect participant and Agency confidentiality.
  • Maintain computerized clinic schedules for maximum efficiency.
  • Participate in Agency committees as requested.
  • Participate in outreach activities to increase WIC enrollment as requested by Supervisor.
  • Participate in staff meetings, inservice education sessions and quality assurance activities.
  • Perform data entry using the Department of Health QuickWIC Data System.
  • Prepare supplies/equipment/laptops for satellite clinic sites.
  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.
  • Provide assistance and support to the professional staff. Determine participant income eligibility in accordance with Agency and Department of Health policies. Print and issue food instruments in accordance with Department of Health policies. Maintain participant records in accordance with Agency and Department of Health policies and procedures. Complete online documentation of all nutrition education contacts, topics and comments. Provide basic nutrition and health information to participants. Provide breastfeeding promotion and basic breastfeeding education and support to participants. Maintain filing systems at clinic sites. Pull participant files in preparation for daily and satellite schedules Perform anthropometrics measurements and hemoglobin testing for participants in the absence of the CPA. Complete documentation of nutrition education, food instrument issuance, participant referrals and abuse of services. Assist participants in Voter Registration as necessary. Assess and document Immunization Record information. Assess families' progress in achieving healthy eating goals and provide ongoing nutrition education to support the established goals.
  • Receive incoming calls, clarify needs of the caller, schedule appointments as required, provide WIC information and forward messages to other staff as appropriate.


High School diploma or GED required. Minimum of six months related work experience. Competency in computer skills in a Windows based environment. Demonstrate ability to perform computer skills in specialized computer application(s) as needed. Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid Pennsylvania drivers license and auto liability insurance.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $11.34 to $17.23 / hour

Union Position: No

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