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WIC Registered Dietician - Women Infants and Children - Full Time/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

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Job Description

Job Objective:
WIC Registered Dietitian is responsible for determining nutritional risks, prescribing the food
instruments as well as evaluating the participants for the WIC Program according to prescribed State of
California guidelines. Gives nutrition counseling and education in WIC Clinics. Assesses the WIC
participant for health and nutrition status, determines the participant's level and type of intervention and
documents the information into ISIS. Plans appropriate follow up for high risk participants on the INEP
screen. Completes other job duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Promote the initiatives of the California WIC Program
1. Demonstrate the Healthy Habits for Life Initiative for WIC staff and participants
2. Participate in Community Collaborations to promote healthy eating
B. Conducts nutrition assessment for WIC participants
1. Evaluates height, weight, and lab values from medical form
2. Evaluates nutrition questionnaire
3. Evaluates and prioritizes nutrition risks
C. Nutrition education
1. Provides nutrition counseling on ISIS generated risks or participant choice
2. Includes breastfeeding encouragement and support education for all pregnant
participants
3. Uses motivational interviewing techniques and involves participant in counseling
4. Counseling is focused and time spent is appropriate
5. Appropriate pamphlets and referral are given
6. Develop and instruct staff on group education classes
7. Attend Agency meetings to keep current on participant education topics which
includes driving to alternate clinics
D. Documentation
1. Enters all data, labs, height/weight, and demographic information into ISIS
correctly
2. Enters note in the INEP screen for all enrollments, recertification's, single
trimester, and mid-certification checks
3. The note entered in the INEP screen is related to the ISIS generated nutrition risk
and the appropriate follow up plan is indicated when necessary
4. All pregnant participants have a breastfeeding support/encouragement note In on
the individual screen
5. Education contacts are documenteq on the Nutrition Education screen for each
participant
6. Appropriate HOLDS are placed for request for blood test, immunization record,
medical forms, address, and income verification
7. Ensure all appropriate documents are signed by the participantE. ISIS competencyE.                                                        E. ISIS competency
1. Complete enrollments, recertification's, mid-certifications, trimester checks, and
Disqualifications according to WIC Program guidelines
2. Prescribe the correct food package for the participant
3. Make the correct appointment in the correct clinic for the participant
4. Enter all data into ISIS correctly
Non-Essential Duties
• Order State WIC handouts
• Oversee participant nutrition education
• Conduct staff training
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent command of the English Language
• Ability to speak in public
• Perform duties in a timely manner
Abilities
• Ability to maintain composure under stressful situations
• Ability to empathize with participants of the WIC Program
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to operate a motor vehicle
Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:
Accountability
Action Oriented
Customer Focused
Compassion
Effective Communication
Teamwork
Ethics & Values
Integrity & Trust
Education and Experience:
Education
BS Degree in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics
Or
Masters Degree in Public HealthExperience
• 1 year of experience of working in a community based nutrition program preferred
Required Licensure and/or Certifications:
• Current credential with the Commission on Dietetic Association
• California drivers' license and current car insurance
AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:
• Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
• Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
• Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
• Ability to adhere to the department dress code
• Ability to organize work and establish priorities
• Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
• Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
• Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
• Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
• Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with coworkers,
managers and other hospital staff
• Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the
rules of hospitality at AVH
• Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
• Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
• Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
• Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
• Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
• Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
• Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
• Display a willingness to work as a team player
• Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
• Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board
of Directors
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Corporate Compliance rules and regulations,
complies with duty to report behavior standard, demonstrates understanding of purpose for Corporate
Compliance hotline and importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor when in doubt regarding a
possible corporate compliance issue
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• Must be able to stand and walk for most of the day
• Must be able to function in a noisy crowded environment
• Must be able to lift and carry 15 pounds for short distances
• Must be able to work schedule required by the needs of the Program

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fasted growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

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An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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