National WIC Association

Registered Dietitian

South Carolina Dept of Health and Environmental Control(SC DHEC) (Spartanburg County, SC)

Change lives, starting with your own. 
In support of our mission to improve the quality of life for South Carolinians by promoting the health of the public. DHEC of Spartanburg County is hiring a Registered Dietitian for the WIC program to work in Spartanburg County.

You’ll also enjoy regular hours, state benefits, a comprehensive vacation and state holiday package, and the legacy of empowering families for generations to come.

Job Duties:
• Nutrition Care:
a. Assess and diagnose the nutritional status of high-risk patients referred from WIC Programs.
b. Develops, implement, and monitor nutrition interventions including counseling, follow-up, referral, and coordination of care with other health care providers.
c. Provide and document care according to program policy and the Nutrition Care Process (NCP).
d. Promote and support breastfeeding to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
e. Counsel breastfeeding women on the management of low or high-risk nutrition related medical conditions. Issue and monitor breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies.
f. Assist with quality assurance processes for WIC program nutrition services, i.e., WIC certifications, nutrition education, and special formulas.

• Formulas:
a. Approve, document, distribute and track, List I, List II, and metabolic formulas according to WIC Program and CSHCN policies and procedures.
b. Provide consultation and technical assistance related to List II and metabolic formulas to the clinic staff and health care providers.

• Consultation, Technical Assistance and Outreach:
a. Provide consultation and technical assistance related to nutrition care to members of the health care team, other health care providers and the community.
b. Assist with the supervised professional practice experiences for dietetic interns completing rotations in the region.
c. Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary WIC team in clinic/class scheduling, caseload monitoring, and outreach.
d. Work with other program staff and disciplines to enhance integration and quality of service.

• Professional Development and Training:
a. Update professional skills and knowledge to assure delivery of quality nutrition services.
b. Participate in continuing education opportunities.
c. Complete and maintain advance certification(s) required for the position.
d. Participate in continuing education, WIC trainings, region in-service programs, and agency required trainings to enhance job-related knowledge.
e. Prepares and submit reports and document as required.

• Assessment and Certification:
a. Provide WIC certifications including health history, anthropometrics, immunization screening, hemoglobin or hematocrit testing, evaluation of risk status, prescription of WIC food package, documentation, and high-risk referrals following program standards and protocols.
b. Provide and document individual nutrition education counseling and follow-up for participants with low-risk medical conditions.
c. Plan, conduct, and evaluate group nutrition education classes in accordance with WIC guidelines and agency policies.
d. Document all nutrition education contacts according to WIC policies and procedures.
e. Perform hemoglobin controls as needed in accordance with CLIA and agency standards.

• Other duties as assigned

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