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Nutritionist - WIC

  • Job ID: 232673214
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday (Daylight)
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65855 POP18 PEDS Gap PCP
  • Location: 3420 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.78 to $31.22 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Assist in developing and providing quality services for the WIC Program. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance. Helping to assist families sign up for WIC services and assist them with information on the proper nutrition for their growing families to help them maintain their best health. This position is primarily located at the Children's Oakland clinic location, with about 40% of travel also being to Magee Women's Hospital, also located in Oakland. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide initial certification and re-certification of participants.
  • Issue food benefits in accordance with all policies and state and federal regulations.
  • Assess and determine participant's nutritional risk for WIC and prescribe the appropriate food package.
  • Perform hemoglobin testing for WIC participants.
  • Perform anthropometric measurement for WIC participants.
  • Develop and implement the nutrition education component to include continuing updates as necessary to meet federal regulations.
  • Provide nutrition education and counseling to WIC participants.
  • Assist families in developing healthy eating goals and provide on-going education to support the goals.
  • Develop the nutrition care plan for participants.
  • Assess participant need for use of a WIC breast pump. Issue and instruct participants in the use and cleaning of breast pumps.
  • Maintain participant records in accordance with Agency and Department of Health policies and procedures. Complete on-line documentation of all nutrition education contacts, topics and comments.
  • Prepare and submit required reports.
  • Participate in orientation and performance improvement activities.
  • Perform data entry using the Department of Health Software Data System.
  • Provide referral information to participants for other health & human services programs as indicated by participant need.
  • Provide supervision at designated satellite clinic sites.
  • Maintain and protect participant and Agency confidentiality.
  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.
  • Represent and participate in Agency professional and community activities as requested.
  • Endeavor to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.
  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required.
  • Minimum of two years related work experience preferred, consistent with the state requirement.
  • 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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

 

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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