Nutritionist-at Alton Park clinic
Erlanger Health System - Chattanooga, TN

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Position Summary:
Coordinates the Special Supplemental Food Program (WIC) for women, infants, and children within the AP/DA CHCs.
Assumes primary responsibility for supervision and operational management of the WIC staff and Nutrition Education whereby these services are provided and evaluated.
Provides nutritional education to the OB population and collaborates with OB physician, midwife, and other support staff.
Provides nutrition education in other disease processes and preventive care through group and/or individual sessions.
Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT coding.
Computer literate.

Graduate of an accredited college or university with a B.S. degree, M.S. degree desired.

Four years experience; two years with a WIC program. (Additional experience may be substituted for required education if applicant has a B.S. in Food and Nutrition.

Licensure: N/A

Core Competencies:
1. Develops, implements, reviews, and revises department guidelines within the WIC department protocol.
2. Participates in planning and developing annual department budget.
3. Monitors and maintains active caseload as assigned by state WIC office. Submits monthly workload volume reports to Alton Park/Dodson Avenue Health Centers' Finance Director/Clinical Care Coordinator.
4. Coordinates with regional/state nutrition staff on education plan to predict and project need and resources.
5. Attends department head/supervisor meetings.
6. Completes activities and reports in a timely manner.
7. Analyzes employee job descriptions, orientation procedures, and evaluations.
8. Monitors WIC participant's records; (income sheets, tracking sheets, growth grid dietary assessment sheets), prior to counseling as scheduled.
9. Directs submission of time study, travel, and other reports as indicated by WIC protocol.
10. Attends selected state, regional, and local WIC information meetings.
11. Monitors voucher logs/perpetual voucher inventory/security/storage of vouchers each month.
12. Provides WIC staff supervision which includes, but not limited to quarterly meetings with staff, monitors job performance, oversees efficiency of WIC program and staff (tardiness, unexcused absences, personal problems, etc.).
13. Provides staff with continuing education information.
14. Evaluates medical screening procedures for all eligible participants.
15. Reviews WIC records and determines nutritional risks for certification.
16. Completes dietary assessment according to State WIC guidelines.
17. Charts medical records in a professional and legible manner, i.e., s.o.a.p. format, detailed information, etc.)
18. Approves nutrition education literature for WIC participants.
19. Completes data entry forms, explains program efficiently to WIC participants, and documents certification, re-scheduled or failed appointments.
20. Promotes concept of customer delight, applying to all customer populations, including, but not limited to patients, physicians, and their staffs, fellow employees, and the general public.
21. Complies with EHS policies. Remains focused on job-related activities, minimizes non-work related activities.
22. Provides prenatal nutrition to the OB population in collaboration with OB physician/midwife, and support staff.
23. Accurate and proper coding of encounters.

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