Suffolk County Department of Health WIC Program
Duties of this position in the SCDSH WIC Program include but are not limited to:
Assigned to 1 or 2 WIC clinics co-located within contracted Sun River Health Centers, and affiliate Dolan Family Health Center in Suffolk County.
Works in assigned WIC clinic providing WIC benefits including NYWIC EBT remotely to WIC clients in their homes during COVID19 public health emergency per USDA and NYS DOH WIC waivers until 90 days after the end of this nationally-declared public health emergency.
Required to travel to other WIC clinics, and to NYS DOH WIC and SCDHS WIC training locations.
Supervised by Nutritionist I and/or Nutritionist II/WIC Program Director. SCDHS WIC Administrative Office provides overall management, supervision and work assignments of 9 WIC clinics.
Attends on-going NYS and SCDHS WIC nutrition and health education, breastfeeding and Farmer Market Nutrition trainings and webinars when scheduled by NYS DOH WIC, NYS WIC Training Center (contracted by Cicatelli Associates) and SCDHS WIC. All WIC and county trainings done virtually until further notice.
Provides in-service WIC and nutrition related trainings to other WIC employees when assigned.
Provides breastfeeding education and support to prenatal and breastfeeding mothers. Will take the weeklong CLC training when provided by NYS DOH WIC (or provided remotely) to become a WIC “Designated Breastfeeding Expert” (DBE). Attends ongoing breastfeeding training and when scheduled.
Completes required WIC Program and NYWIC related webinars and training modules to comply with NYS DOH WIC Program requirements..
Completes nutrition assessments, updates high risk care plans, and provides participant-centered nutrition counseling of WIC participants according to NYS DOH and federal WIC regulations.
Prescribes, tailors, authorizes, issues / re-issues WIC food packages and special formulas prescribed by the health care provider.
Ensures the efficient flow of the nutrition and health assessment and education processes.
Issues NYWIC EBT benefits, Verification of Certification (VOC) transfers to other WIC Programs and seasonal Farmer Market Nutrition check booklets.
Does anthropometric (weighing and measuring) measurements of WIC infants, toddlers, preschool children (to age 5), pregnant / postpartum women and breastfeeding mothers as required by NYS DOH WIC. USDA approved waiver to defer physical presence of WIC applicant / client until further notice to determine nutritional risk.
Determines hematology (Hb: iron level) using HemoCue or Masimo to determine if WIC applicant is anemic. USDA approved waiver to defer bloodwork requirements to determine nutritional risk.
Does related work as needed and assigned.
Must comply with Suffolk County Civil Service Dietitian job requirements: RD / RDN required at all times
Vaccination to COVID-19 required upon hire.
Suffolk County Job Description can be accessed at: www.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $37,000.00 per year
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Monday to Friday
All staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 upon hire. Staff must wear masks at all times while in the WIC office and health center.
Work Location: Multiple Locations