National WIC Association

Senior Public Health Nutritionist

Florida Department of Health (PALATKA, FL)

This position provides professional public health nutrition counseling to WIC participants that requires independent judgement in a clinical setting. Certifies clients for participation in the WIC Program in accordance with the policies of the State WIC Program and regulations as stated in DHM-150-24. Develops, monitors, and revises Nutrition Education plans for individual clients not determined medically at risk. Provides breastfeeding information and counseling to WIC clients, community, and private sectors. Documents in FL Wise according to established policies and procedures indicated in DHM-150-24. Provides nutrition education via the monthly WIC Nutrition newsletter, discussion, and random quiz to all low-risk WIC participants at WIC pick up visits. Documents services in FL-Wise using SOAP charting method. Monitors and follows protocols for nutrition assessment and follows up for high-risk WIC clients. Provides referral to other health care and social service programs. Coordinate services with other CHD programs, including, immunizations, primary care, Healthy Start, etc. Participates in breastfeeding promotion (via one-on-one education or outreach), breastfeeding training and activities (Including WORLD Breastfeeding Week) and participates in WIC outreach events, as needed. Develops, monitors, tracks second nutrition education contacts.  Tracks and monitors compliance of high-risk clients ensuring requirements are met. Selects, develops, and evaluates client education materials, prepares lesson plans, conducts nutrition education classes for clients according to established standards. Participates in promoting WIC and breastfeeding through Outreach activities.

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