WIC Nutritionist

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Harbor Health
Published
October 30, 2020
Location
Mattapan, Massachusetts
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WIC Nutritionist

PT BE 20-39 HRS

Boston, MA, US

TodayRequisition ID: 1461

The Program Nutritionist provides nutrition services to WIC applicants and participants.

Position is full time (36 hours weekly, schedule is Tuesday- Saturday (Saturday 9am-1pm), must also be able to work at least one evening until 7pm. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides nutrition care to high-risk women, infants and children under the supervision of the senior nutritionist, including all aspects of:
    1. Anthropometric and hematological data collection
    2. Dietary assessment, nutritional risk assessment and food package prescription
    3. Nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education
    4. Documentation and data entry
    5. Referrals to other health and social services
    6. Follow-up nutrition education
  • Participates in planning, development and evaluation of:
    1. Educational materials and group nutrition education sessions
    2. Participant counseling and education strategies
    3. Nutrition in-services and outreach activities
    4. Nutrition policies
  • Assists senior nutritionist in:
    1. Training paraprofessional WIC staff
    2. Conducting quality assurance activities
  • Communicates with health care community on issues pertaining to participant needs.
  • Provides nutrition care for low-risk applicants and participants as needed.
  • Assists in the training of WIC Program Assistants.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities.

Required/Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, or Nutrition Education
  • Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, or Food and Nutrition preferred
  • Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or licensure with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists preferred
  • One year of experience in clinical or community nutrition preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Interest in nutrition and maternal child health

Harbor Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. 

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