Directs the Bristol Bay Area WIC Program (Special Supplemental Program for Women Infants and Children). Responsibilities involve administering the distribution of supplemental nutritionally sound food resources and providing nutritional education to eligible Bristol Bay Area residents, developing and implementing caseload enhancement efforts and training/monitoring of WIC vendors and their personnel.
A registered or registration eligible dietitian or a registered nurse. Prefer prior WIC Program experience or experience in a related field such as Maternal Child Health. Must possess cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity to traditional Alaska Native values. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span (pediatric/adult/geriatric) of patients/clients and possess the ability to evaluate patient’s/client’s condition, interpret patient information, identify patients’ needs and provide appropriate age-specific care according to established policies and procedures.
Writes the WIC proposal for state funding each year. Administers the BBAHC WIC program as described in the state contract.
Prepares and submits all program and budget reports required by the state WIC office and BBAHC in a timely manner.
Provides nutrition education classes and/or nutritional counseling for WIC clients. Documents client medical and WIC files as required.
Counsels all high-risk WIC clients at least twice during their certification periods. Develops an individualized care plan.
Contacts inpatient postpartum mothers to provide counseling and/or WIC services.
Oversees the coordination of WIC activities performed by other health professionals.
Develops and implements village outreach and recruitment procedures.
Provides WIC orientation and training for vendor personnel. Monitors WIC vendors in accordance state requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Writes bimonthly WIC newsletter for participants and community.
Manages breastfeeding equipment and supplies, promotes breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding of infants to increase level of breastfeeding rates in the community.
Provides eligibility, certification, laboratory testing, food warrants, and nutrition education to WIC clients.
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - 13 months ago