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Company: Catholic Charities of Buffalo
Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Our Niagara Falls location is hiring a FULL-TIME QUALIFIED NUTRITIONIST Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RD/RDN) for our WIC - Women Infant Children Program with the Catholic Charities of Buffalo for our Niagara County Clients. Catholic Charities offers an array of programs that strive to empower individuals, children and families. Catholic Charities of Buffalo, NY, is the most comprehensive human service provider serving the eight counties of Western New York with dozens of programs at 40 professionally staffed locations. JOB SUMMARY The Qualified Nutritionist works cooperatively with all staff to ensure smooth and efficient clinic flow. Administers the nutrition related components of the WIC Program, following the policies and procedures of the NYS Department of Health WIC Program Manual. Determines participant's medical and nutritional eligibility. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide participant centered customer service. Enroll participants by completing a nutritional assessment, program eligibility and determine nutrition risk. Prescribe, tailor, authorize, issue, and reissue all food packages. Document nutrition services provided, including referrals and follow-up. Review and approve formula requests requiring medical documentation in consultation with the Health Care Provider. Conducts nutrition risk assessment to determine all nutrition risk criteria and program eligibility. Identify participant high risk, develop a care plan and work with team to ensure continuity of care. Prescribes, tailors, authorizes and reissues food packages. Coordinates nutrition education, including breastfeeding promotion and support that is responsive to the identified needs/interests of each participant. Conducts breastfeeding assessments and provides counseling in regards to any breastfeeding concern or issues. Refer to Designated Breastfeeding Expert as needed. Refers participants to other health-related and social services, as necessary. Tracks participants' progress in improving their health and document for outcomes. Ensure the efficient flow of the assessment and education processes. Complete required Catholic Charities, WIC and DOH trainings. Maintain continuing education credits as required by position. Planning, conducting and evaluating participant centered nutrition education materials/services. Comply with the Agency's Compliance Program, Code of Ethics, laws, regulations, and ethical standards applicable to your position in the WIC program and Catholic Charities. Assist in training new staff. Provides clinic supervision in the absence of Coordinator/Site Leaders or Lead QN Travels to all sites, transports laptops, computers and other equipment to sites. May have to lift up to 30lbs. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION: Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RD/RDN) Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Nutrition EXPERIENCE: Basic Computer skills Must have reliable transportation, with the ability to travel to other WIC sites and transport equipment (sometimes in the middle of workday) such as laptops, printers, medical equipment, nutrition materials and scanners . Apply today at: Catholic Charities serves more than 150,000 Western New Yorkers each year without regard to age, race, gender or religious affiliation. Catholic Charities programs include comprehensive counseling services for all ages, basic emergency assistance including operating 8 food pantries, mental health services, chemical dependency treatment, educational and job readiness services, services to older adults, marriage counseling, immigration and refugee assistance and a variety of programs that address prevention and treatment of a number of family issues. Job Posted by ApplicantPro

Keywords: Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls , REGISTERED NUTRITIONIST - FULL-TIME, Other , Niagara Falls, New York

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