March 20, 2017 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Microcuvette Deliveries
SUBJECT 2: WIC Computers
SUBJECT 3: Revised ER# 2.02700 Physical Presence at Certification or MCA
SUBJECT 4: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: WIC Office Specialist - Columbia-Boone Dept. of Public Health and Human Services
JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier - City of St. Joseph Health Department

 

SUBJECT 1: Microcuvette Deliveries. Agencies scheduled to receive a shipment of microcuvettes should begin receiving their shipment the week of March 13, 2016. Once you have received your order, please verify the number of microcuvettes received with the number listed on the packing slip. If the number of microcuvettes in the package is the same as the packing slip, sign and date the packing slip. Please fax the packing slip to Beth Ott at 573-526-1470, within one week of receiving the shipment. Confirmation on the packing slip is required in order for the State WIC Office to pay for the microcuvettes. If the number of microcuvettes received is different from the packing slip, please call Beth Ott at 800-392-8209. If you are unable to locate your packing slip, please send an email stating how many boxes you received and the date you received the shipment to Elizabeth.Ott@health.mo.gov
Thank you for your prompt cooperation.

SUBJECT 2: WIC Computers. It is important to remember to log into your WIC desktop or laptop computer at least once a month; this includes computers that are being stored and are not regularly used. Logging in allows Windows and other updates to be loaded on the computer. If you encounter problems logging into the computer, contact the ITSD help desk at 800-347-0887. If you have computers that you do not need, contact Jason Seehusen at Jason.Seehusen@health.mo.gov so he can do a DH-60 to have the computer removed from your agency.

SUBJECT 3: Revised ER# 2.02700 Physical Presence at Certification or MCA. A revised ER#2.02700 is posted in the WOM
Section B of the policy, exceptions for physical presence, and the drop down selections in MOWINS are now consistent. Reasons that may prevent a participant from being physically present at certification are described in the policy. Drop down selections in MOWINS are abbreviated as the following:

Policy language is also updated to refer to the Mid-Certification Assessment (MCA) rather than recertification. Please contact your District Nutritionist if you have questions about the policy.

SUBJECT 4: CEU Corner.
What's in Our Food? The Science and Safety of Food Additives
In this Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s recorded webinar, attendees will learn about the functions of food additives, the science behind them and the specific functions of several additives. They will also gain confidence in better explaining the contents of their food to consumers and learn about credible resources of additional information. This webinar is listed under the heading of “Future of Food Webinars.”

Ready Set Go: Preparing and Delivering Effective Nutrition Education for Audiences Facing Food Insecurity

In this Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s recorded webinar, attendees will learn how to make an impact by providing nutrition education to food insecure families. This webinar is listed under the heading of “Future of Food Webinars.”

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier/HPA - Columbia-Boone Dept. of Public Health and Human Services. The Columbia-Boone Dept. of Public Health and Human Services is currently accepting applications for a WIC Certifier/HPA. Some of the duties include:

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum two (2) years general office experience, preferably in a health care or social service setting (an equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to perform essential job functions is acceptable). The applicant must maintain a valid driver’s license and must maintain CPR certification. For more information or to apply for this position, please click here.

The City of Columbia is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier - City of St. Joseph Health Department. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is currently accepting applications for a full-time WIC Certifier. The candidate will be responsible for prescreening potential clients for the program. Other duties include, but are not limited to, checking clients in for service, coordinating client services with WIC nutritionists, appointment scheduling, and issuing checks. The candidate will complete basic office duties, and must have basic computer skills and literacy in using Windows Explorer and Microsoft Office. The candidate will participate in various Health Department activities within the community and in continuing education activities appropriate to the position. Strong customer service skills are required. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalency, and the successful completion of the state required training in Jefferson City, MO within the time designated by the State Department.
To apply, visit the City of St. Joseph website at www.stjoemo.org
A cover letter and resume are required; Transcripts are required if applicable.

The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.