THE POSITION: This is a full time career service position working as a Nutrition Assistant. The Nutrition Assistant in this position will provide services to clients in a clinic-based Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Program at the Federal Way Health Center. Nutrition Assistants assess eligibility and provide nutrition education to individuals and families in the WIC Program in a group classroom setting. They also coordinate with Maternity Support Services (MSS) and participate on a team that includes Registered Dietitians, Physicians, Medical Assistants, Public Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Community Health Workers.
WORK LOCATION: Federal Way Health Center 33431 13th Place S., Federal Way, Wa 98003.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.
CONTACT: For questions about this job announcement, please contact Rosalind Monteros, Human Resources Analyst at (206) 263-8737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of Duties:
- Using established protocols, interview clients for general medical and dietary history using client centered services.
- Using established protocols, evaluate anthropometric and medical/dietary history data for health and nutrition risk factors and program eligibility; perform and plot adult and child anthropometric measurements.
- Conduct periodic reassessment of client health risks and need for resources.
- Promote and support breastfeeding as the optimal feeding method.
- Using appropriate educational methods, provide basic health and nutrition information related to client risk.
- Provide group nutrition education to clients, and community groups as appropriate, including cooking classes.
- Maintain, document, and process medical and various client records according to program guidelines.
- Orient clients to program policies and procedures, issue WIC checks, and educate clients on their use.
- Schedule client appointments as appropriate, including follow-up appointments, reminder calls and documentation of appointment status in hard copy record and program database.
- Perform quality first-line customer service duties; respond to inquiries by phone and in person, identify clients' needs.
- Generate specified reports using program data base; collect and maintain laboratory records and data for research studies and program management.
- Clean, stock and set up assigned client assessment areas; order, inventory, monitor and maintain program supplies and educational resources.
- Participate in Department and or PHC emergency response development, trainings and drills; aid in response to emergency situations and summon other health care providers and emergency personnel in a timely and appropriate manner when necessary.
- Participate in Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities as appropriate.
- Client outreach and referrals for social and health services as appropriate.
- Provide referrals to preventive health care services, health care professionals, and other available resources when appropriate.
- Participate in outreach activities to identify, recruit and screen clients for program eligibility.
- Serve as liaison and advocate to link clients to health care/community providers; develop and maintain working relationships with referral sources.
- Knowledge of basic nutrition theory and practice, human development, and life sciences through formal post-secondary education.
- Experience using an electronic health record systems.
- Knowledge of behaviors and practices to achieve and maintain good health.
- Knowledge of medical terminology and identified clinical procedures.
- Knowledge of health and social services, resources and client education principles and practices.
- Knowledge of human systems, including anatomy, physiology, biology and human growth and development Knowledge of health care maintenance and prevention; sepsis and universal precautions; occupational hazards and safety procedures; laboratory procedures including phlebotomy.
- Knowledge of and skill in medical record-keeping procedures; administrative support practices and procedures.
- Communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to read, write and converse in the English language.
- Problem-solving and motivational interviewing skills.
- Possess basic computer skills analytical/assessment and basic mathematics skills.
- Demonstrated skill in working with racially, ethnically and socio-economically diverse populations; maintaining and establishing working relationships with community resources.
- Skill in performing client nutrition education, both individually and to groups, with the purpose of changing behavior and health habits.
- Skill in performing a number of tasks simultaneously; meeting deadlines and working under time constraints.
- Skill in working part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Requires the ability to work with non-English speaking clients via use of an interpreter, either in person or by telephone.
- Ability to move up to 25 pounds. This may include intermittent lifting, standing, stooping, bending and reaching during the course of the work day.
- Bilingual in Spanish is highly desired.
- Experience using NexGen.
- Experience using CIMS (Client Information Management System).
- Washington State Driver's License or the ability to provide transportation to work locations with limited or no public transportation.
- Eligibility for Washington State certification as a Health Care Assistant in category A, to include adequate physical ability and sufficient manual dexterity to perform the requisite health care services.
- Successful mastery of the Washington State Department of Health WIC Paraprofessional Competencies within six months of hire.
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/jobs.aspx
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF ALL APPLICANTS:
FORMS & MATERIALS REQUIRED:
- The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
- Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
- Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.
1. NeoGov/Government Jobs on-line application with completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
2. Resume, including any previous experience working in WIC/MSS.
3. Cover letter detailing how you meet or exceed each qualification.
You can attach multiple documents if necessary or required, such as your cover letter to your application. Your options are:
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the cover letter. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
- Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
- Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
This position is represented by IFPTE, Local 17.
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