Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!
About the Role:
Under direct supervision of the Lead Dietitian/Senior Dietitian, performs duties in a clinical setting related to the certification of clients for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC) including assessment, counseling, referral, breastfeeding promotion/support and group nutrition education. Work involves direct client contact and is performed in accordance with state and local agency WIC policies and procedures.
Location: 2400 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL
Hours: 37.5 hours a week,
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (8:30am-4:30pm)
- Thursday (11:00am-7:00pm)
- 1 Saturday per month
FLSA STATUS: Hourly
Skills and Experience
- Determines WIC eligibility based upon dietary, anthropometric, clinical and health history data in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Utilizes Motivational Interviewing to provide nutrition counseling/breastfeeding support and follow up with WIC clients based on identified nutritional risk factors and individual needs.
- Electronically documents clinical information including nutrition care plans in clients’ Cornerstone chart according to agency and state standards.
- Develops and facilitates nutrition education/outreach presentations and activities for clients and the community and participates in planting and maintaining the WIC Learning Garden and Earth Boxes.
- Demonstrates age-specific competency in the provision of services to clients.
- Identifies high-risk clients and refers to appropriate credentialed professional. Refers clients to Family Case Management and other nutrition/health/social services as appropriate.
- Issues Medically Prescribed Formula, Food Instruments and Farmers’ Market Coupons in compliance with state and local agency policies and procedures.
- Participates in continuous quality improvement activities to assess, monitor and improve clinic services.
- Participates in gathering and maintaining program statistics and completes required forms/reports (including timecard) in a timely manner.
- Assists in the orientation and training of new staff.
- Assists in maintaining clinic security by locking up and ensuring proper issuance of equipment, WIC Food Instruments, Farmers’ Market coupons and other supplies.
- Participates in mandatory in-services and drills, attends staff trainings and other continuing education appropriate for professional development and job duties.
- Performs job duties in a prioritized, organized and orderly manner to maximize clinic efficiency and productivity.
- Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of clinic and work area.
- Develops and maintains a basic knowledge of services available at LCHD.
- Develops and maintains a basic awareness of the Chronic Care Model Processes to reduce health disparities within our communities.
- Assists and encourages clients in identifying self-management goals.
- Demonstrates adherence to National Patient Safety Goals.
- Develops and maintains a working knowledge of individual Emergency Preparedness roles.
- Reports all unusual occurrences that may involve the safety and well-being of the clients and co-workers, directly to the supervisor and/or Safety Officer.
Education, Qualifications, and Certification:
- Requires a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics.
- Requires one year clinical or community experience or successful completion of approved dietetic internship.
- Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary, at any clinic site.
About the Perks:
Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.
If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.
Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.