September 24, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoicing/WIC 24 Invoice
SUBJECT 2: Updated WOM Policies
SUBJECT 3: MOWINS Release 2.32.01 Update
SUBJECT 4: HemoCue Training Available at the Missouri WIC Conference
SUBJECT 5: Basket Raffle Fundraiser for the Missouri 2018 WIC Conference
SUBJECT 6: Invoices for MWA/WIC Conference
SUBJECT 7: Revised Nutrition Risk Criteria Webinar
JOB POSTING: Dietitian/Nutritionist - Phelps/Maries County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part Time Nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) - Mercer County Health Department
SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoicing/WIC 24 Invoice. When creating a Budget Adjustment or Invoice in the Online WIC Invoicing (WIC 24) application, please double check the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). After October 1, the FFY for Budget Adjustments automatically defaults to 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.
SUBJECT 2: Updated WOM Polices. The following three (3) policies have been updated and will be effective October 1, 2018:
- ER# 1.01250 WIC Coordinator
- ER# 1.01800 Participant Referrals
- ER# 1.02700 Local Agency Plan
The updated policies are attached for your review. Please contact your administrative technical assistant if you have any questions about these updates.
SUBJECT 3: MOWINS Release 2.32.01 Update: On Saturday, September 29, Release 2.32.01 will be applied to the MOWINS database. MOWINS will be locked down starting at 2:00 p.m. All local agency staff should be out of the MOWINS database prior to that time. Local agencies have the option to download the update any time on Sunday, September 30. Only local agencies that have Monday clinics are asked to download Monday morning. Local agencies with Tuesday clinics may choose to download on Monday afternoon or later. Those local agencies that do not have clinics prior to Tuesday are requested to wait until at least Tuesday afternoon, or later in the week to complete the download. If you have machines that are not being used, they do not need to be updated until later in the week. However, we request that all computers be updated no later than October 15.
With Release 2.32.01, two (2) enhancements have been placed into MOWINS. The first enhancement makes the ability to transfer households from one agency to another much easier. The second enhancement added a search feature available on the Benefits History tab. See attachment for further explanation regarding these enhancements.
SUBJECT 4: HemoCue Training Available at the Missouri WIC Conference. Jo Hunter, HemoCue trainer, will be available to train WIC local agency staff at the 2018 Missouri WIC Conference. Sign up for the training at the conference registration desk. Training will take about one hour and will be offered at the following times:
- Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 7:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., or 2:45 p.m.
Contact Rita Arni at 573-751-8159 or email@example.com with questions.
SUBJECT 5: Basket Raffle Fundraiser for the Missouri 2018 WIC Conference. The Missouri WIC Association (MWA) will sponsor the basket raffle fundraiser again this year at the 2018 Missouri WIC Conference held October 3-5, 2018 in Branson. The MWA would like to invite staff at the local agencies to donate a basket and we hope to have a great selection as we have had in past years, so be creative in selecting the theme of your basket. If you are donating a basket for the raffle fundraiser, please bring it to the registration desk at the conference. For more information, please contact Heidi Loecke at Heidi.Loecke@plattehealth.com or 816-587-5998.
SUBJECT 6: Invoices for MWA/WIC Conference. Invoices have been sent to all local agencies attending the MWA/WIC Conference in Branson October 3-5. If you are attending the conference, but you did not receive your invoice, please contact Deb Cullum at 660-785-3237 or Debra.Cullum@lpha.mo.gov
SUBJECT 7: Revised Nutrition Risk Criteria Webinar. This recorded webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the USDA risk factor changes that will be implemented October 1, 2018. All certifying staff are required to complete the recorded webinar. The following is a list of new and revised risk factors.
- Risk Factor 142 Preterm or Early Term Delivery (previously titled Prematurity)
- Risk Factor 311 History of Preterm or Early Term Delivery (previously titled History of Preterm Delivery)
- Risk Factor 383 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
JOB POSTING: Dietitian/Nutritionist - Phelps/Maries County Health Department. The Phelps/Maries County Health Department is seeking a Dietitian/Nutritionist in our WIC program. Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following: dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional services, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant food service management, human environmental services, or home economics. Qualified candidates will have at least 15 semester hours in foods and nutrition, including 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.
Excellent communication, computer, and time-management skills a must. Ability to multi-task is essential. Must pass a physical, drug screen, and background check. Competitive pay with excellent benefits available.
Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to:
200 N Main St, Ste. G-51
Rolla, MO, 65401
Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
JOB POSTING: Part Time Breastfeeding Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department. The Saint Charles County (SCC) Health Department is currently accepting applications for Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. For detailed job description please visit SCC Human Resources Employment Opportunities website: https://hr.sccmo.org/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
All applications must be submitted only through the Saint Charles County Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr
Faxed, e-mailed, or printed applications will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Eva Obirek at email@example.com
JOB POSTING: Part Time Nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) - Mercer County Health Department. The Mercer County Health Department has a part time nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) position available for WIC services two days per month. WIC experience is preferred. Contact Gina Finney, RN, BSN, Administrator; Mercer County Health Department; 305 W. Main Street; Princeton, MO 64673. For questions, call 660-748-3630