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Nutrition Assistant - WIC

  • Job ID: 940428807
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Home Nursing Agency
  • Department: WIC All Regions
  • Location: 206 W Plank Road, Altoona PA 16602
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.43 to $20.41 / hour


UPMC is hiring a full-time Nutrition Assistant to assist with administrative tasks in the WIC department.  Are you looking for a rewarding career in healthcare?  Apply today!

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.



  • Participate in outreach activities to increase WIC enrollment as requested by Supervisor.
  • Maintain computerized clinic schedules for maximum efficiency.
  • 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 schedulesPerform 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.
  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Receive incoming calls, clarify needs of the caller, schedule appointments as required, provide WIC information and forward messages to other staff as appropriate.
  • Connect laptops for synchronization upon return from satellite clinics.
  • Participate in staff meetings, inservice education sessions and quality assurance activities.
  • Prepare supplies/equipment/laptops for satellite clinic sites.
  • Perform data entry using the Department of Health QuickWIC Data System.
  • 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.
  • Contact participants who are No-shows' and promptly reschedule missed appointments.
  • Participate in Agency committees as requested.
  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.



  • 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 driver's license and auto liability insurance.

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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