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Job Title

Lead Dietitian, Nutrition Services (WIC) 14562

Job Category

Public Health


Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center
North Chicago, Illinois 60064

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Job Description and Requirements

Location: 2215 14th Street, North Chicago, IL

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8:00 am - 4:30 pm); Tuesday and Thursday (10:30 am - 7:00 pm)

Summary: Under the supervision of Nutrition Services Assistant Coordinator, supervises WIC staff and services at assigned clinic site. Assists staff in the provision of direct nutrition services for WIC/Primary Care clients in accordance with program and agency requirements. Work involves direct client contact and is performed in accordance with state and local agency policies and procedures.

Required Skills:
â¢Supervises staff and daily clinic activities of WIC services at assigned site to achieve caseload, client visit, and program goals.
â¢Provides certification, nutrition counseling using motivational interviewing, medical nutrition therapy (including Gestational Diabetes assessment and counseling), breastfeeding support, and appropriate referral for WIC/Primary Care clients according to established criteria.
â¢Documents clinical information including nutrition care plans in clientsâ electronic health record (Cornerstone and NextGen as appropriate) according to agency and state standards.
â¢Assists in implementation and monitoring of protocols, policies and procedures to ensure services meet program/grant objectives and are in compliance with Federal/State requirements.
â¢Participates in ongoing program evaluation including monitoring of program/grant performance measures and implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement activities to improve program and health outcomes for clients/patients.
â¢Performs monthly competency assessments and annual performance appraisals for assigned staff and provides timely feedback in meeting established performance goals.
â¢Assists in integration of Nutrition Services with other Community Health Center and Health Department Programs.
â¢Prepares reports on staff activities, client data, and service delivery as required.
â¢Demonstrates support of service and program area philosophy and decisions in verbal and written communication with supervisors, staff, clients, and community.
â¢Maintains Food Instrument and Farmerâs Market logs for site on a daily basis, resolves gaps, reports problems identified to the Nutrition Services Assistant Coordinator.
â¢Provides and monitors staff issuance of Medically Prescribed Formula.
â¢Assists in maintenance of timely communication and training for staff through meetings, and continuing education opportunities based on identified staff competencies.
â¢In collaboration with Breastfeeding Coordinator, oversees breastfeeding promotion and support activities to include inventory of breast pumps and other breastfeeding supplies, mentoring staff on breastfeeding best practices, promoting breastfeeding duration and exclusivity and ensuring a breastfeeding friendly environment.
â¢Develops and presents nutrition education/in-service training and outreach activities for clients, staff and the community.
â¢Provides orientation and training of new staff and dietetic interns.
â¢Process staff timecards accurately according to policy.
â¢Conducts monthly team meetings to facilitate appropriate communication of program policies/procedures, issues and updates.
â¢Provides timely feedback to staff, including positive comments as well as discussions of opportunities for improvements and disciplinary action when needed (with Assistant Coordinator guidance).
â¢Assists in the development, standardization and revision of appropriate client education handouts, outreach materials and referral resources.
â¢Provides program representation at internal and external meetings and committees.
â¢Participates in mandatory in-services and drills, attends staff trainings and other continuing education appropriate for professional develop and job duties.
â¢Develops and maintains a basic knowledge of services available at the LCHD/CHC.
â¢Develops and maintains a basic awareness of the Chronic Care Model Processes in order to reduce Health Disparities within our communities.
â¢Assists and encourages clients in identifying self-management goals.
â¢Demonstrates adherence to National Patient Safety Goals.
â¢Develops and maintains a working knowledge of individual Emergency Preparedness roles.
â¢Reports all unusual occurrences that may involve the safety and well-being of the clients and co-workers, directly to supervisor and/or Safety Officer.
â¢Performs duties in a prioritized, organized, and orderly manner to maximize clinic efficiency and productivity.
â¢Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of clinic and work area.

Required Experience:
â¢Requires a Bachelorâs Degree in Nutrition related field.
â¢Minimum of two years clinical/community experience (one year if Masterâs Degree).
â¢Requires current Illinois licensure as a Licensed Dietitian or Illinois licensure by reciprocity within six months of initial date of employment.
â¢Requires current Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) credentialing by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
â¢Ability to work on evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary.

Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Salary 49,500.00 - USD


Julie Krohn
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[posted Aug 15, 2017]

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