InterCare WIC Program Registered Dietitian

InterCare Community Health Network

Job Type
Full-time

Description
Become part of a Migrant and Community Health Center, where you will:

Have a passionate purpose.
Do worthwhile work.
Make a difference in people’s lives.
InterCare is searching for Dietitian to join our WIC team in Plainwell! At InterCare, you’ll find a rewarding and challenging work environment and a competitive compensation starting at $25.96 per hour and Medical Benefits.

At InterCare Community Health Network, we believe all people have the right to equal access to quality health care.
Requirements
This position will rotate between multiple locations. Please see proposed schedule below:

Work Schedule:

Monday – Thursday: Hudsonville WIC, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday: Grand Haven WIC, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Primary Accountability:

Responsible for performing wide range of duties for client certification, recertification, and high risk services in the WIC clinic.

Description of Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for providing direct nutrition services to clients, individually and in group classes.
Assesses and interprets medical and nutrition histories, discusses current topics of concern and interest to the client, providing client centered counseling and education.
Reviews information with client, assessing for understanding and readiness for change, working with client to set goals.
Assigns, explains and issues appropriate food packages based on individual needs and preferences.
Provides follow up and continuity of care for individual care plans.
Stays abreast of current information, knowledge, and practices in the field. Participates in all required nutrition and breastfeeding trainings.
Create nutrition education materials and resources upon request.
Responsible for referrals to nutrition, breastfeeding, health, public assistance, and community services as needed in a client centered environment.
For all high risk clients, explain the benefits of services from a Registered Dietitian, and offer all clients an individual counseling and care plan appointment.
Promotes a breastfeeding supportive environment by ensuring all clients are aware of breastfeeding support services available through WIC. Completing referrals to breastfeeding peer counselors and other community breastfeeding programs and services as needed and required by policy.
Refer clients to other community programs and resources as necessary and required by policy.
Utilizes the Michigan Care Improvement Registry to assess immunization and lead testing status. Refers to medical providers and/or local health department as indicated.
Provides high risk nutrition services in the clinic
Performs high risk counseling, developing individualized care plans.
Refers and provides continuity of care with plan for follow up with Nutritionist-CPA or RD.
Completes and monitors special food package requests for Class III specialty formula and food requests.
Serves as a nutrition specialist, providing technical assistance and consultation with clinic staff and other community resource agencies or organizations.

Professional and Technical Knowledge:

Completion of and/or eligibility to register for the dietetic registration exam. [Dietetic registration exam must be passed within 6 months of hire.]

Technical Skills:

Ability to use Microsoft Word sufficient to produce simple correspondence and basic reports and documents.
Ability to use MI-WIC system and other computer programs to gather and analyze data, collate and interpret information, and provide information to clients, programs, and colleagues.
Communication Skills

Expected to possess excellent cross cultural communication skills and the ability to communicate professionally to clients, vendors, business associates and staff members at all levels.
Ability to communicate complex and/or technical information to professionals, colleagues and others in a clear effective manner.
Expected to exercise tact and negotiate resolutions to complex situations and in the resolutions of conflicts and disagreements.

InterCare Community Health Network requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the seasonal Flu. You can receive the vaccine at any of our clinic sites.
 

To apply for this job please visit www.intercare.org.