First District Health Unit is accepting applications for the position of WIC nutritionist in the Minot office. The WIC nutritionist interviews clients to determine eligibility for the WIC program, assesses risk factors, conducts nutrition counseling for pregnant women, infants and children, and maintains documentation of services provided. The starting salary is $21.00/hour with full benefits. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, or Home Economics Education. Registration and Licensure (LRD) is preferred but not required. To apply, visit Applying at First District. The closing date for applications is July 3rd.
- Advises clients on how to use the North Dakota WIC program and how to make healthy food choices.
- Provides nutrition education on various topics and refers to other helping agencies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Interviews clients to determine nutritional eligibility. This may include anthropometric measurements and hemoglobin determination in addition to dietary and medical history evaluations.
- Provides appropriate nutrition education to all clients and documents that education.
- Encourages breastfeeding and provides ongoing support for breastfeeding clients.
- Counsels and refers clients to appropriate health and social services agencies and programs as warranted.
- Instructs the clients on the policies and procedures of the ND WIC program.
- Prescribes appropriate supplemental foods and issues WIC food vouchers to clients.
- Maintains appropriate documentation of services and education in the WIC computer system
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Nutrition:
- Vendor training and monitoring
- Administrative duties
- Reports for the ND State WIC Office
- Other duties
- Assist in disaster response
- Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs;
- Solicits customer feedback to improve new things.
- Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
- Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically;
- Upholds organizational values.
- Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time;
- Supports organization's goals and values;
- Benefits organization through outside activities.
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment;
- Manages competing demands; Changes approachor method to best fit the situation;
- Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time;
- Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction;
- Takes responsibility for own actions;
- Keeps commitment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Foods and Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition or Home Economics Education.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Registration and Licensure (LRD). Desired but not required
- Current North Dakota nutrition license.