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Nutrition Assistant - WIC - Daylight (Altoona/State College)

  • Job ID: 176663329
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm with some evenings
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Home Nursing Agency
  • Department: WIC All Regions
  • Location: 206 W Plank Road, Altoona PA 16602
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.16 to $21.54 / hour

Description

UPMC is hiring a Full-Time, Nutrition Assistant for Blair and Centre Counties WIC Office.  This position is 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and requires some evenings.  No weekends or holidays.  

Purpose:
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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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, in-service 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.

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Minimum of six months of 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 a valid Pennsylvania driver's license and auto liability insurance.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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