February 22, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: MOWINS E-LEARNING TRAININGS
SUBJECT 2: REMINDER ON PROCEDURE - HANDLING DENTED CANS OF FORMULA
SUBJECT 3: CEU CORNER

JOB POSTING: FULL-TIME WIC CLERK/HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT (HPA) - FAMILY CARE HEALTH CENTERS
JOB POSTING: WIC HEALTH EDUCATION SUPERVISOR - ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH


SUBJECT 1: MOWINS e-Learning Trainings. The MOWINS e-Learning Training Sessions 2-6 have been updated and posted to the MOWINS webpage. The MOWINS e-Learning Session 7 is in the process of being created as well.
Please visit the MOWINS Training Sessions webpage, http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/mowins/mowinstrngsessionsregistration.php, to view the updated documents.

If you have any questions, please contact Natasha Bennett at 573-751-6244 or Natasha.Bennett@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 2: Reminder on Procedure - Handling Dented Cans of Formula. Participants should be educated NOT to purchase dented cans of formula from the store, or use the formula if they later realize the can is dented. Formula may arrive in dented cans when your agency receives a direct shipment of a special formula. ALL cans in the shipment should be inspected at the time of delivery. Dented cans should not be accepted.

If the shipment of formula was signed for and the can damage is noticed later, leave the case together and contact Dora Crawford at Dora.Crawford@health.mo.gov or (573-751-6265 or 800-392-8209) to follow up with the manufacturer on the replacement for the dented cans. The Missouri WIC office does not issue dented cans of formula nor pay for dented cans.

Please use the most current Food and Formula Reference Guide (FFRG) when handling food and formula issuance or reference the latest weekly update message for any changes to the guidance as applicable. The most current FFRG is at the link http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/pdf/ffrgguidelines.pdf
If you have further questions please contact your TA Nutritionist for assistance.

SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner
Find it difficult talking to participants about being overweight? Join us for this informative and free webinar “Weight Stigma and Health: Considerations for Clinical Care” provided by Villanova University College of Nursing on April 20th, 2016 from 11am -12pm. Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to: define weight bias and stigma, understand how weight stigma negatively affects emotional and physical health and list strategies for reducing weight bias and stigma. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hour for nurses and 1.0 CPEs for RDs & DTRs. Register now by clicking here!

 


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Full-Time Health Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA) - Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a full time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA). Responsibilities include determining eligibility of WIC applicants, collecting and documenting height, weight, hgb data, and providing clerical support. Strong customer service skills required. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED required; 1+ years WIC experience preferred. For additional information, please contact Amy Callico, RD, LD at (314) 353-5190 x3043 or acallico@fchcstl.org

JOB POSTING: WIC Health Education Supervisor - St. Louis County Department of Public Health. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has an opening for a Health Education Supervisor to work in the WIC Program. This is a full-time, grant-funded Registered Dietitian position working out of a North County location. Primary responsibilities include supervising the operation of a WIC office comprised of Office Service Representatives; Nutritionists; and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, as well as, completing the job functions of a WIC nutritionist. The Health Education Supervisor requires 2 years of Registered Dietitian experience preferably in WIC along with supervisory experience. Applications will be accepted through February 23, 2016. For additional information or to apply online, please go to www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch. For questions, please contact Lynn Sojka at LSojka@stlouisco.com