Description: Responsible for nutrition assessment and plan, determination of WIC program eligibility, nutrition counseling and group nutrition education of WIC clients/patients as referred/ requested. This position will be school based.
Completes dietary assessment; assesses client’s nutritional status: develops and coordinates an individualized nutrition plan of care, including involving the client/family in the development of the client’s goals and collaboration with other health care professionals as necessary.
Implements the nutrition interventions identified in the nutrition plan of care including: client-centered counseling on nutrition and dietary recommendations/prescription, evaluating effectiveness and outcomes of care, and revising the nutrition plan of care as needed.
Determines WIC Program eligibility for WIC applicants per federal, state, and VNA guidelines.
Assesses the need for and makes appropriate medical and community social service referrals, as well as either individual or group nutrition education follow up appointments for WIC and as applicable for other VNA clients/patients.
Ability to graph/document the anthropometric and biochemical measurements required to determine WIC Program eligibility, per IDPH/IDHS Nutrition Assessment Manual and WIC Program Manual procedures.
Completes clients’ clinical record documentation, including WIC computer record, specific to clinic nutrition services provided; according to applicable policies and procedures; and in a timely manner.
Develops, prepares for and teaches weekly WIC nutrition education group sessions, staff in-services and other classes as assigned.
Uses WIC computer system for all phases of WIC certification, inquiry, scheduling, food instrument insurance and report generation.
Respects clients’ rights and privacy in a non-judgmental manner; and maintains client confidentiality.
Assists in maintaining adequate supply of WIC certification and nutrition education materials through inventory, acquisition and distribution processes.
Demonstrates evidence of continuing educational development through participation in appropriate seminars, classes and/or in-services; as well as self-study materials.
Maintains professionalism and establishes effective working relationships with other VNA Health Center staff members.
Understands and practices infection control procedures, per VNA Infection Control Manual policies and procedures.
Participates in Quality Improvement activities as assigned.
Participates in peer monitoring and self-assessments or chart audits to determine compliance with state policies.
Familiarizes and complies with all VNA policies and procedures.
Meets standards of behavior expectations.
Follows established guidelines for use and/or disclosure of protected health information. Employees should report any breaches of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules to the Privacy Officer immediately.
Baccalaureate degree in nutrition or dietetics, minimum.
One year experience preferred.
VNA health policies and requirements met.
Understands emergency procedures.
Maintains current CPR certification.
About VNA Health Care
VNA has been at the forefront of health services in area since 1918, bringing exceptional healthcare delivered in homes, VNA clinics and community settings with extensive programs and services. VNA clinics are located in seven large suburban communities: Aurora, Elgin, Carol Stream, Bensenville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, and Joliet . With a staff of over 400 we serve 90,000 annually, providing primary care at our Federally Qualified Health Center. In 2012 VNA Health Care was voted Top 50 Best Places to Work in Illinois. As a Joint Commission accredited organization we offer a strengths based culture where you can put your talents into action. Here’s your opportunity to serve the greater good in a supportive team environment.