WIC Nutritionist

Cornerstone Family Healthcare - Newburgh, NY3.2

Full-time

Cornerstone Family Healthcare is searching for a Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist to assist our very busy WIC department. The Dietitian will be responsible to plan, implement, and evaluate nutritional education activities within the agency.

Description of Duties:

  • Conduct nutrition risk assessment to determine all nutrition risk criteria and program eligibility based on risks to complete enrollment.
  • Prescribe, tailor, authorize and reissue food package.
  • Provide nutrition education responsive to the identified needs/interests of at-risk participants.
  • Provide and document appropriate follow-up referrals to other health and social services.
  • Implement individual care plans for at-risk participants (CPA-initiated and participant request)
  • Plan, conduct and evaluate the nutrition program at the CORNERSTONE’S (develop lesson plans, handouts, etc.)
  • Issue supplemental formula to breastfeeding infants.
  • Review and approve formula requests requiring medical documentation for participants in consultation with the health care providers.
  • Provide high-risk nutritional counseling.
  • Develop individual care plans for high-risk participants.
  • Coordinate nutrition counseling activities at CORNERSTONE’S responsive to the identified needs/interests of high-risk participants
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the WIC program Director.
  • Attend and participate in monthly department, All Staff and other required meetings.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to all clinical, administrative, and general policies and procedures as outlined in the CORNERSTONE’S Policy and Procedure Manual and Employee Handbook.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all aspects of CORNERSTONE’S including, but not limited to, patient confidentiality, financials, and employee relations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences, community nutrition, clinical dietetics, foods and nutrition from a regionally accredited college
  • Or university, or one recognized by New York State Education Department

Licenses Required:

  • Registered Dietitian

Experience Required:

Completion of a dietetic internship in an institution approved by the American Dietetic Association and is either currently registered or is eligible for registration by the American Dietetic Association.

The Cornerstone Family Healthcare. Is a nonprofit community health center located in Newburgh, NY. Our mission is to provide affordable, quality healthcare services to our community.

Benefits Include: We offer: Top-notch group medical, dental and vision insurance | Long-term disability and life insurance | Generous Paid time off program | 403(b) Retirement Plan | Supplemental disability, accident, and life insurance guaranteed.

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Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Nutritionist: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

License:

  • Registered Dietitian (Required)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)