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WIC Registered Dietitian

Company: United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley
Location: Fresno
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Under the direction of the WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA) II/III, the Registered Dietitian is responsible for conducting income, residence, and category screening; documenting WIC eligibility/certification information; providing participant orientation, conducting nutrition assessments; providing appropriate nutrition individual/group education sessions; developing the individual nutrition education plan (INEP); and prescribing and issuing food instruments.

Responsibilities:
Works closely with the WNA II/III and other members of the WIC site team to:Provide referrals to health care and/or social servicesProvide participant orientationPrescribe and issue food instrumentsScheduling WIC eligible/participants' appointmentsAnswer telephone callsConduct income, residence, and category screeningDocument certificationConduct nutrition assessmentProvide nutrition educationDevelop the INEPAssist in planning of nutrition education topics and outlines for classes.

Qualifications:
EDUCATIONMinimum educational requirement of completion of an internship accredited by Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND); and certified as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:Possess a valid Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) CardPossess a valid CA driver's license.PRIOR EXPERIENCE:Minimum 1 year of experience in providing education/counseling/training, in a healthcare or community setting.SKILLSBi-lingual, English/Spanish desiredAble to quickly build and maintain rapport with WIC participants and WIC staff of differing backgrounds; team playerKnowledge and understanding of and sensitivity to area minority groups and their socio economic backgrounds and cultures.Customer-service oriented and basic computer skillsEffectively interview and conduct group education and one-to-one educationAble to regularly make appropriate decisionsAble to provide effective assistance to paraprofessional staffAble to effectively organize work, with limited supervisionFamiliar with adult learning and general training techniquesPositive professional insightFlexibility and dependabilityDemonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgmentModern office practices and procedures including emailAttention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasksAble to handle multiple tasks simultaneously -**Travel may be required for this position

Keywords: United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno , WIC Registered Dietitian, Healthcare , Fresno, California

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