March 6, 2017 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: 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
JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Pettis County Health Center

 

SUBJECT 1: CEU Corner.
Going Gluten Free: Separating Fact From Fad
As Gluten Free is one of the hottest topics in the world of nutrition, this 2017 Skelly Skills article written by Arianne Corbett defines this term and where gluten is found. Readers will also learn about Celiac Disease and how it differs from non-celiac gluten sensitivity, ways professionals can be helpful in guiding a client to a healthy gluten-free lifestyle and the specific attributes of this diet. To receive your continuing education credit, please go to the website, where you will be directed to the PDF article. You'll need to read the full article, complete the quiz and then follow the instructions at the end to get your one CPEU.

Ethics and the Dietitian in the Digital Age: Using Social Media Responsibly and Ethically
As the ethical considerations around social media usage for professionals evolve, it’s important to stay well-informed of consensus, emerging trends and best practices for the healthcare profession as a whole. Readers of this 2017 Skelly Skills article will learn how to maintain integrity and ethical behavior on social media by using the SMART formula and the difference between ethical and legal issues. The impact of social media’s ethical guidelines for healthcare professionals and the unique conflict of interest disclosure challenges will furthermore be discussed by the Skelly Skills faculty Kathleen Pellechia and Sheila Kelly. To receive your continuing education credit, please go to the website, where you will be directed to the PDF article. You'll need to read the full article, complete the quiz and then follow the instructions at the end to get your one CPEU.


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.

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Pettis County Health Center. The Pettis County Health Center has an opening for a full time WIC Nutritionist in Sedalia, MO. Responsibilities include certifying participants for the WIC program, and providing nutrition education and breastfeeding counseling. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition, dietetics, nutrition, home economics, or closely related field including courses in diet therapy and community nutrition.

Resumes can be submitted to:
Pettis County Health Center
911 East 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
Or they can be emailed to mary.shane@lpha.mo.gov

Pettis County Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.