May 4, 2015 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: NUTRITION FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND WOMEN THRU THE CHILD-BEARING YEARS TRAINING - SAVE THE DATE
SUBJECT 2: WOM POLICY UPDATES
SUBJECT 3: CHECKS AND CHECK-STOCK
SUBJECT 4: UPDATED INCOME GUIDELINES
SUBJECT 5: REMINDER ON UPCOMING LAP TRAINING
SUBJECT 6: HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS IN JEFFERSON CITY
SUBJECT 7: CEU CORNER

JOB OPENING: PART-TIME WIC REGISTERED DIETITIAN/NUTRITIONIST - PIKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOB OPENING: NUTRITIONIST - CITY OF ST. JOSEPH HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOB OPENING: WIC NUTRITIONIST - BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

SUBJECT 1: Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Women thru the Childbearing Years Training- Save the Date. WICNS is providing a 6 hour nutrition training that will cover life span nutrition from infancy through the preschool years and the child bearing years for women, with emphasis on nutrition issues prevalent in low income women, infants and children. The presenter will be MU professor, Jennifer Schnell. The training is scheduled for the following cities and dates:

Springfield 7/10/15
Columbia 7/17/15
Cape Girardeau 7/22/15
St. Charles 7/29/15
Independence 7/31/15

More information will be sent regarding registration and specific location of the trainings. There will be CEUs for dietitians. If you have questions, please contact Mark Wright at Mark.Wright@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 2: WOM Policy Updates. The following WOM policies have been updated and will be placed on the WOM on May 6, 2015:

ER# 1.01400 Administrative-Clerical - Updates Authority reference (this policy also contains the revisions from the 2014 Management Evaluation)
ER# 1.06150 Dual Participation-Deletes reference to Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CFSP) which is now a seniors-only program
ER# 1.06200 Program Violations-Deletes CFSP reference
ER# 3.04800 Food Instrument Issuance-Updates Authority reference
ER# 3.08800 Conflict of Interest-Updates Authority reference

If you have questions, please contact Mark Davis at Mark.Davis@health.mo.gov or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209

SUBJECT 3: Checks and Check-Stock. We have been made aware of an increase in the number of checks that are not readable in the banking system. When the MICR line at the bottom of the checks is not aligned correctly, the check must be hand-keyed. This increases the chance of errors, as well as an increase in processing costs. The State Office is investigating many areas to address this issue, but we are also requesting help from each agency. When loading the check stock into the printer, please take a moment to ensure the horizontal and vertical paper guides are snug to the check stock. Also, after printing checks take a few moments to ensure they printed correctly, i.e. - are not skewed and one check prints per delineated area on the paper. If you are having problems with checks printing correctly please contact Mark Davis at mark.davis@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 4: Updated Income Guidelines. The income guidelines have been updated and are now approved by USDA. The updated income guidelines are attached; use this one and not the version sent in an email by Mark Davis on March 31, 2015. The laminated cards will be printed and sent to LWPs and should arrive in late May or early June.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Davis at Mark.Davis@health.mo.gov or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 5: Reminder on Upcoming LAP Training: In the WIC Updates of April 13, 2015, there was an article on upcoming LAP training. This is a reminder that the deadline to register for the training is May 15, 2015. The April 13 article is below. The registration form is attached.

Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training. LAP training will be conducted at the Department’s ITSD Training Room, 920 Wildwood Dr., Jefferson City on June 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2015. The training is optional, but is strongly recommended for new LAP users. The training registration form (attached) is also available at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/training-wic_lap.php and must be submitted by May 15, 2015. If you have questions, please contact Debby Hanlon at Debby.Hanlon@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6196 or 800-392-8209 (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 6: Hotel Accommodations in Jefferson City. When Local WIC Provider (LWP) staff travel to Jefferson City for trainings/official business at the State of Missouri, DHSS, WIC Office, please ensure that the hotel is aware of the purpose of the visit and the rate ($83.00) is verified when making a reservation and when checking out. Attached is a list of hotels near the WIC office that honor the CONUS rate for LWP staff in Jefferson City. Please contact Laura Thompson with questions at 573-526-7901 or Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov. (TWO ATTACHMENTS)

SUBJECT 7: CEU Corner. This section will have Continuing Education Opportunities posted for WIC staff:

Registration is available at http://cambiodecolores.org/2015/People/Registration2015.html.
Discounted early bird registration ends May 15th


WIC Positions

JOB OPENING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a part-time (8 hrs./week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Responsibilities include providing breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and their families and helping them achieve their breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is required. For additional information, please contact Amy Callico at 314-353-5190 x3043, callia@lpha.mopublic.org

JOB OPENING: Part-Time WIC Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist - Pike County Health Department. The Pike County Health Department is accepting applications for a part time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in the WIC Program. This position is responsible for planning and implementation of the nutritional components of the local WIC Program as well as providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to eligible families. WIC experience and training in advanced lactation preferred. Submit resumes to Jennifer Eisenhower, eisenj@lpha.mopublic.org, Pike County Health Department, 1 Health Care Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334

JOB OPENING: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department. This position assists with administering the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program while following the policies and procedures established by the federal and state government and participates in the development and implementation of nutritional counseling and education for the local WIC Nutrition Program. No supervisory responsibilities, limited budgetary responsibilities, and coordinates nutrition and breastfeeding services provided to participants in the WIC Program. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition related field with at least 15 semester hours in food and nutrition; including at least one course in diet therapy and one course in community nutrition. College/university program must be American Dietetic Association (ADA) approved. For more information, and to apply on-line, visit our website at www.stjoemo.info. Transcript, Cover Letter, and Resume must be submitted with the application. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer

JOB OPENING: WIC Nutritionist - Butler County Health Department. Primary responsibility of this position will be to conduct nutrition assessments, assign risk factors and provide appropriate nutrition and breastfeeding education to all participants according to the state WIC program policies and procedures. The ideal candidate must be dependable, highly self-motivated, and work well in a team atmosphere. This position is 32 to 40 hours per week. Position starts June 15, 2015.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional sciences, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant and food management, foods, family and consumer sciences, human environmental sciences, or home economics; including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in foods and nutrition from a 4-year program, including at least one course in Diet Therapy I & II and one course in community nutrition or nutrition in life cycle/life cycle nutrition.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Applications available at www.ButlerCountyHealth.org

Submit resume or application to: Butler County Health Department, Attention: Human Resources Coordinator, 1619 North Main, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

Submission Deadline: May 12, 2015
An equal opportunity employer. Service provided on a nondiscriminatory basis

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