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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: WIC Registered Nurse or WIC Registered Dietitian | Division of Health
Salary: $38248.11 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with 1 evening until 6:30 PM on rotation

Location of work:

1900 E. 9th St | Wichita, KS

Job Objectives:
This is a professional staff position providing direct services to participants in the WIC program. The nurses provide nutrition education, community referrals, breastfeeding education and support. They are responsible for determining the client’s program eligibility based on nutritional/medical risk and assignment of the appropriate supplemental food package for qualifying women, infants and children.

Essential Job Functions:
Assessment: • Assigns nutrition risk for client eligibility. • Determines frequency and type of client follow-up appointments. • Uses goal setting and stage of change principles to assess client’s state of behavioral change. • Provides nutritional counseling to clients and families. • Accurately collects client’s medical data. Provides Education: • Uses motivational counseling methods. • Makes appropriate community and medical referrals. • Accurately reads immunization records. • Provides community outreach. • Provides breastfeeding education, promotion and support. • Prescribes appropriate WIC food package. Manage Record Keeping: • Authorizes and coordinates special formula issuance. • Schedules future WIC appointments appropriately for program requirements. • Completes documentation in the program software timely and thoroughly. • Meets program productivity standards. • Reports success stories. • Lead and or assist with a quality improvement process within the agency. • Follow HIPAA and WIC confidentiality policies and procedures. • Issues breast pumps and monitor return according to WIC policies and procedures. • Assists in the gathering of WIC data for the program’s performance indicators. • Follows WIC, County, and Division of Health policies and procedures. • Participates in the Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan that includes training, proof of hepatitis B immunity or vaccine, or vaccine series started within 10 days of employment. Provide proof of MMR, varicella, Tdap vaccinations, or immunity within 10 days of employment start date or within 10 days of start of employee health insurance. Participates in TB screening program that includes baseline screening for M. Tuberculosis infection within 10 days of employment. Follows Universal Precautions in performance of job. Transport blood and urine specimens from point of collection to point of testing. • This is a Tier 3 position; identified as personnel who in a public health emergency, have the potential to be deployed to the field to participate in the response, including personnel who are already assigned to a field location. Tier 3 staff are required to complete courses IS 100, 200 and 700 within 30 days of employment. Additional trainings may be required. • The following criteria will be determined at the time of advertising the vacancy and before hiring of new staff and will be based on the language interpreter/proficiency needs of the program. 1. To ensure the competence of individuals providing language assistance at the Division of Health, this position requires Spanish-English interpreter skills as determined by passing an interpreter test before hire. (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care). 2. To ensure the competence of individuals providing language assistance at the Division of Health, this position requires fluency [or proficiency] in English and Spanish languages as determined by fluency [proficiency] test before hire. After hire, an employee who passes the test can speak directly to Spanish-speaking clients and can agree to take a medical interpreter skills test to interpret between Spanish-speaking clients and English-speaking staff members. (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care). 3. Bilingual individuals in English and a non-English language can take a fluency [proficiency] test in non-English language. To ensure the competence of individuals providing language assistance at the Division of Health, only those who pass the test can use their non-English language with clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). After hire, a bilingual employee who has passed the fluency or proficiency test can agree to take a medical interpreter skills test to interpret between a client with LEP and an English-speaking employee. (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care).

Job Standards:
Registered Nurse Qualifications: Associates degree in nursing required. • Must maintain a Registered Nurse license in the State of Kansas. • Bachelor’s degree in nursing is preferred. • 2 years of experience in women health and pediatrics preferred.  Registered Dietitian Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Food, Nutrition or related Science and completes a dietetic route accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Licensed in the State of Kansas.  Registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Successfully passes the registration examination within twelve months of employment if not yet registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background checks • Motor Vehicle check • Pre-employment drug test

Equipment:
• Copier, fax, computer, telephone

Work Environment:
• Clinic setting • Ability to sit at computer for extended periods of time. • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds may be necessary at times.
 

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20002679

Open Date: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/7/2018 11:59:59 PM