National WIC Association

Competent Professional Authority (CPA)

Macon County Health Department (Decatur , IL)

Answers to the supervision of the WIC/FCM Director and Assistant Director. Understands and relays principles of lifecycle nutrition to the WIC clients. Completes WIC nutrition assessment process per the WIC and local agency policy and procedure manual. Completes WIC anthropometric and hematological data collection per the WIC and local agency policy and procedure manual. Develops rapport and fosters open communication with all providers and clients. Exhibits competence with multicultural awareness and resulting effect on nutrition and health practices/problems. Synthesizes and analyzes data to draw appropriate conclusions. Integrates WIC service delivery for the following programs as needed: Family Case Management, Better Birth Outcomes, and High Risk Infant Follow-up. Maintains current knowledge of community resources related to referral needs. Completes documentation per protocol and accurate data entry utilizing the Illinois Department of Human Services data entry system (WIC MIS). Confers with parents, physicians, dentists, schools, and other groups to gather and receive pertinent information related to assignments with appropriate release of information.

More Information: http://www.maconcountyhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Competent-Professional-Authority-CPA-8-updated-March-2021-external-1.pdf