March 16, 2015 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: WOM POLICY UPDATES
SUBJECT 2: UPDATED FOOD & FORMULA REFERENCE GUIDE (FFRG) - EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2015
SUBJECT 3: NEW BREASTFEEDING POSTERS
SUBJECT 4: CEU CORNER

JOB OPENING: WIC NUTRITIONIST - PLATTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOB OPENING: RECEPTIONIST/WIC CLERK - ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY
JOB OPENING: FULL-TIME WIC NUTRITIONIST - PEOPLE’S HEALTH CENTERS


SUBJECT 1: WOM Policy Updates: The following WOM policies will be updated April 1, 2015:
Administrative Policies:
ER# 1.06800 Participant Fair Hearing (timing for participant to request a fair hearing)
ER # 1.07000 Program Integrity (separation of duties and conflict of interest)
ER# 3.01000 State Program Responsibilities (added section on the State’s responsibility when suspected fraud is reported)
ER# 3.01100 LWP Administrative Responsibilities (added section on LWP’s responsibility to report suspected fraud)
ER# 3.02900 Transfer of Certification (added language to clarify VOC process)
ER# 3.03300 Written Notice of Ineligibility (giving notice to the participant of the reason for ineligibility and the right to a fair hearing)
ER# 3.08100 Food Instrument Issuance Cycles (eliminated reference to pending proofs)

Also the WIC Fair Hearing poster has been revised (changed to be consistent with changes to Fair Hearing policy and added full civil rights statement) and will be posted on the web site at http://www.health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/posters.php.

Nutrition Policies:
ER# 2.06200 Guidelines for Nutrition Education: Approved Resources (nutrition ed materials to be reviewed by LWP Nutrition Coordinator every two years)
ER# 2.06950 Cash Value Benefit/Voucher (CVB/CVV) (participants will be allowed to pay over the CVV amount on check)
ER# 2.07000 Guidelines for Issuance of Formulas, WIC-Eligible Nutritionals, and Other Supplemental Foods under Food Package III (contract formulas to infants in place of food allowed with medical documentation)
ER# 2.07600 Guidelines for Issuance of Food Package I & II to Infants (some and mostly breastfeeding defined)
ER# 2.07800 Guidelines for Issuance of Food Package IV to Children (milk substitute additions)
ER# 2.07900 Guidelines for Issuance Food Packages V, VI and VII to Women (milk substitute additions)

Breastfeeding Policy:
ER# 6.01000 Documentation of Participant Contacts (additional guidance on peer counselors documentation)
ER# 6.01700 Local Agency Cell Phone Usage (New Policy)
Sample of Cell Phone Usage Agreement

Nutrition and Admin trainings were/are being conducted on many of the policies above. The power point slides and speaker notes are/will be available at the following location: http://www.health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wictraining/programupdatestraining.php and click on e-Learning.

SUBJECT 2: Updated Food & Formula Reference Guide (FFRG) - Effective April 1, 2015 - FFRG - Formula Listing & FFRG Guidelines have been updated. Please share the attached FFRG - Formula Listing & Guidelines with your staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at takako.tagami@health.mo.gov. (TWO ATTACHMENTS)

SUBJECT 3: New Breastfeeding Posters: There are 3 new 8 ½ x 11 breastfeeding posters available to order. They are:

Please see the attached PDFs of the posters. You can either order on the WIC-9 Breastfeeding Resource Request Form (attached) or by going to the DHSS Warehouse website. If you have any questions about breastfeeding literature or posters please contact Kathy Mertzlufft at 573-526-4792 or by email at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov. (FOUR ATTACHMENTS)

SUBJECT 4: CEU Corner:

 


WIC Positions

JOB OPENING: WIC NUTRITIONIST - Platte County Health Department. The Platte County Health Department is seeking a Nutritionist to provide individual assessment and counseling, support for breastfeeding, pregnant and post partum women, infants and children to age 5. Duties also include individual and group education, and responsible for daily clinic functions. Position is available for 3 days a week, part time (30 hrs/wk). Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition including fifteen credit hours of food and nutrition. WIC experience helpful. Please mail or fax cover letter and resume by March 27, 2015 to: WIC Coordinator-Platte County Health Department, 1201 East Street, Parkville, Mo 64152, or Fax to: 816-587-6028. "USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer".

JOB OPENING: RECEPTIONIST/WIC CLERK - St. Francois County. The St. Francois County Health Center in Park Hills, MO, is looking to fill a full-time Receptionist/WIC Clerk position with benefits. This is an entry level position. Qualifications include: High School Diploma or equivalency, working knowledge of various office equipment, and computer operating systems including data entry. The ideal candidate must be dependable, committed to excellent customer service and accurate and effective in a fast-paced working environment. Experience in public health and /or public service preferred. Job descriptions describing the position are posted on our Website sfchc.org under Employment Opportunities. Please submit resumes to Jessica McKnight, Assistant Director, at mcknij@lpha.mopublic.org. For more information call 573-431-1947 ext. 125. Resumes will be accepted until March 27, 2015. Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB OPENING: Full-Time WIC Nutritionist - People’s Health Centers. St. Louis Missouri BJK People's Health Centers is currently accepting applications for a full-time Nutritionist in the WIC program. This position is responsible for providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to eligible families. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, or a related field; including or supplemented by 15 semester hours in food and nutrition from a 4-year program. Required course work includes at least one course in diet therapy or medical nutrition therapy I & II and one course in community nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle. WIC experience preferred. For additional information, or to apply online, go to www.phcenters.org or contact WIC Coordinator Teresa Donjon at tdonjon@phcenters.com.

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