Company Description: Community Health Programs is a network of health centers and caring professionals that provide outstanding primary and preventive care for patients of all ages. What’s truly unique to CHP is our broad spectrum of support services that extend beyond medical and dental issues to strengthen families and improve children’s well-being. The region is a federally designated rural community and a Medically Underserved Population Area.
Community Health Programs embraces its role as a nonprofit health care provider and community partner. We are a leader in the communities we serve by providing high quality healthcare, dental services, wellness education and family support services. CHP outreach provides free health screenings, insurance enrollment assistance as well as information so people can learn how to take better care of themselves and their families.
To Commensurate With Experience
Up to One Year
1. Bachelor's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, foods and nutrition, or nutrition education. 2. Master's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, or food and nutrition or Registration with the American Dietetic Association, desired. 3. One year's experience in clinical or community nutrition, preferred. 4. Demonstrated leadership and decision-making capabilities. 5. Good communications skills. 6. Sensitivity to the needs of the participant population. 7. Availability to work at multiple WIC sites and during program clinic hours as needed. The Nutritionist must be registered through the American Dietetic Association and must maintain certification at all times. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Preference: Preferred
WIC Nutritionist counsels, educates, and develops therapeutic nutritional goals for clients of WIC. S/he contributes to the mission of CHP. **This position is for 29hrs/week until July first, at which point it will be a per diem position.
1. Provides nutrition care to high-risk women, infants and children under the supervision of the senior nutritionist, including all aspects of:
• Anthropometric and hematological data collection.
• Dietary assessment, nutritional risk assessment and food package prescription.
• Counseling and education.
• Documentation and data entry.
• Referrals to other health and social services.
• Follow-up nutrition education.
2. Participates in planning, development and evaluation of:
• Educational materials and group nutrition education sessions.
• Participant counseling and education strategies.
• Nutrition in-services and outreach activities.
• Nutrition policies.
3. Assists senior nutritionist in:
• Training paraprofessional WIC staff.
• Conducting quality assurance activities.
4. Communicates with health care community on issues pertaining to participant needs.
5. Provides nutrition care for low-risk applicants and participants as needed.
6. Performs other duties as needed.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Subject Matter Expert:
o Is a subject matter expert and keeps knowledge current by attending required trainings and meetings.
o Applies specialized knowledge and techniques to nutrition related health issues.
o Knowledge of and respect for HIPAA regulations.
o Develops innovative approaches and ideas.
• Business Acumen:
o Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals.
o Sets and achieves challenging goals.
o Schedules patients to achieve greatest number of encounters each day. For example, at NHC, strives to see a minimum of 6 patients a day, 8 or more is preferred. In order to achieve this minimum, patients should be scheduled every 30 minutes and the first patient of the day should be seen no later than 30 minutes from start of day and ending up to 30 minutes before end of day.
o Balances team and individual responsibilities;
o Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views;
o Gives and welcomes feedback;
o Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills:
o Highest degree of professionalism and ethics:
• Handles issues with tact and diplomacy.
• Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
• Upholds organizational values
o Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
o Takes initiative, follows through, and manages different tasks with quick turn-around time.
o Works well under pressure, and with minimal supervision.
• Organizational skills:
o Follows CHP policies and procedures.
o Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
o Excellent time-management skills.
• Verbal and Written Communication Skills:
o Prepares and presents statistical and other reports oral or written as required.
Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents; ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format; has ability to effectively present information to physicians and CHP management.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.