Job Description

Job Details
Adelante Healthcare Center Support Office - Phoenix, AZ
Full Time
Bachelor's degree
Health Care

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the WIC Director, this position will oversee WIC Nutrition Services for the local agency. The WIC Nutrition Coordinator will ensure competent staff and quality services and by working towards continuous quality improvement. Performs professional work involved in the planning, creation, maintenance, implementation, and documentation for training and mentoring of employees. Completes administrative duties to assist with fulfillment of the expectations of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) contract. Oversees and ensures training for WIC employees, so they may provide quality service that is participant centered, efficient, effective, follows the State and Federal guidelines, rules and regulations and is integrated with the other departments of the health center.

EXPECTATIONS

Every Adelante Leader will strive to maximize the performance and contribution of each team member to Adelante Healthcare and the community that we serve every day. Leaders will set clear performance expectations, provide on-going feedback and coaching to improve results and outcomes and provide regular performance evaluations. Leaders are also expected to work in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to quality, patient safety, employee engagement, innovation and model for all other employees the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism and competence.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Learning

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Four (4) year college degree in Dietetics or nutrition related degree. Credentials of a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN)
  • At least 2 years of job-related experience providing high risk counseling and WIC services
  • Must have a valid Arizona Drivers License with current auto insurance
  • Certification to perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Professional (CPR) and AED through courses that follow the guidelines from the American Heart Association and Red Cross (cognitive and skills evaluations)
  • Valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for all specialty behavioral health locations

NONESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Demonstrated experience as an Advocate for Health Care or Human Rights

Prefer fluency in a language in addition to English (Spanish preferred)

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection or promotional criteria.

POSITION REPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL

  • Leads the development of the Local Agency nutrition services plan in coordination with the Breastfeeding and Training Coordinators
  • Develops Local Agency policies, procedures, or guidelines that pertain to nutrition services (e.g., nutrition assessment, nutrition education, food package prescriptions, and job descriptions)
  • Oversees the development of and seeks approval from State agency for any nutrition education materials that are developed or utilized in addition to state provided materials
  • Coordinates direct nutrition services so all participants have access to quality nutrition services in accordance with minimum frequency standards
  • Oversees food and formula prescriptions and coordinates with medical providers as appropriate
  • Collaborates with Training Coordinator to develop Local Agency training schedule including new employee training, ongoing training and mentoring, and nutrition in-services to Local Agency staff who provide nutrition services to participants
  • Provides support and supervision to local WIC agency staff involved with nutrition assessment or delivery of nutrition services
  • Participates in local and state workgroups to improve nutrition and program services
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a quality assurance plan
  • Coordinates nutrition services with other WIC program operations, Local Agencies, and community organizations
  • Provides technical assistance and consultation to other Local Agency staff and other health professionals regarding nutrition services
  • Maintains a record of training provided, monitoring, and observation results of staff competencies in the designated files
  • Implement and adopt state training standards and participate in all mandatory trainings
  • Ensure staff have successfully completed a competency-based training program on performing the duties of a Certified Nutrition Educator (CNE)
  • Coordinates and/or provides nutrition in-service training to other local agency staff that provides nutrition services to participants
  • Observes and conducts chart audits on RDs to review and evaluate the nutrition assessment process, procedures, and staff competencies, then summarizes and reports to managers, supervisors, or other designated staff
  • As needed works at alternate WIC sites
  • Completes other duties as assigned

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the Registered Dietitians
  • Supervise the WIC Trainer
  • Other duties as request or assigned

PCMH

All employees are responsible for promoting and participating in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to enhance the delivery of quality across the health care system. Employees should maintain an environment which supports and engages patients and co-workers in a caring team based model to promote wellness and improve health outcomes.

Adherence to Compliance and Code of Conduct

All employees are required to comply with Adelante Healthcares written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct, policies and procedures and reporting of any conduct that potentially violates Adelantes legal or compliance requirements. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit for long periods of time, is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb steps/stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; smell; manage stress as it relates to essential job functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance, and may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time when traveling to various clinic sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be subject to health hazards (contagious diseases, blood borne pathogens, etc.) when working in the clinic area.

Job-related Information Check a Response

Safety Sensitive Position

Yes or No

Merit Increase Eligible

Yes or No

Telework Eligible

Yes or No

CPR/BLS Required

Yes or No

Level One Fingerprint Clearance Required

Yes or No

Level One Fingerprint Clearance Required

Specialty Behavioral Health Location

Yes or No

Annual Fitness for Duty Required

Yes or No

Fit Test Required

Yes or No

Credentialing Required

Yes or No

Use of Adelante Healthcare Vehicles

Yes or No

In any organization or job, changes take place over time. Although an effort will be made to keep job-related information current, this is not an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities. Adelante Healthcare, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. In compliance with EEOC 29 CFR part 1630, if the essential functions of this position cannot be performed in a satisfactory manner by the employee, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

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