January 27, 2020 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: eWIC Card Reader/Writers
SUBJECT 2: “Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC” Training
SUBJECT 3: Immunization Information System (IIS) Upgrade
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – People’s Health Centers
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist – Joplin City WIC
SUBJECT 1: eWIC Card Reader/Writers. For agencies that are part of the Pilot 1 area, the WIC state agency will start shipment of the card readers the week of January 27, 2020. As soon as you receive them, please send Jason Seehusen a copy of the DH-60 for the new eWIC devices.
Either scan-and-email (Jason.Seehusen@health.mo.gov) or fax (573-526-1470, attn. Jason).
The eWIC cards themselves will also ship during this week, so please email Jason when you receive your order of cards.
As a reminder, since WIC participants may relocate during the eWIC pilot, the WIC state agency will also ship one (1) card reader/writer to each local agency that is not included in the Pilot area.
This card reader/writer device will be shipped to and should remain at your “main site.” All local agencies will receive the remainder of their card reader/writer order as their rollout timeframe approaches.
SUBJECT 2: “Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC” Training. This is a reminder that all new local agency staff are required to attend the training "Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC" within six (6) months of the date they are hired. Nutritionists and CPAs must attend both days of training. All other staff (WIC coordinators, WIC clerks, HPAs, certifiers) need only attend the first day, with the second day being optional.
There are several training sessions scheduled in FFY 2020 in Jefferson City and other sites throughout the state.
For a list of training sites and dates click here.
Registration for this training is now available online and can be accessed by clicking here.
If you have questions about this training, please contact Lisa Schlientz at Lisa.Schlientz@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-751-6468.
SUBJECT 3: Immunization Information System (IIS) Upgrade. The Bureau of Immunizations is implementing a new immunization information system (IIS) from Envision Technology Partners. This new system will replace the existing ShowMeVax IIS and offer many new and enhanced features, including:
- Updated immunization history and forecasting for patients
- Upgraded reporting capabilities for clinicians
- Interfaces with modern electronic health record systems
- Compatibility with all web browsers and devices
The rollout of the new system is scheduled for January 2020, however, the current ShowMeVax system will continue to be available during the implementation of this project. Once the new system is live, ShowMeVax staff will be available to help you navigate the system along with resources including online tutorials, videos, and user guides. The Bureau of Immunizations welcomes feedback and ideas.
If you have questions, contact ShowMeVaxSupport@health.mo.gov or 800-219-3224.
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – People’s Health Centers. People’s Health Centers WIC Program has an immediate opening for a full time Nutritionist/Dietitian in the WIC program. The candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economics, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition. The selected candidate will provide nutrition education to WIC eligible participants and assess their nutritional needs for certification eligibility. Resumes will be accepted by online application to https://peoplesfamilystl.org/careers/
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist – Joplin City WIC. The Joplin City WIC program has an opening for a nutritionist. The candidate will be responsible for participating in the development and implementation of public health nutrition services and assuring that Women, Infants & Children (WIC) participants receive accurate nutrition assessments and appropriate nutrition education. The candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economics, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition with at least one (1) course in Diet Therapy and one (1) course in Community Nutrition. More information may be found here, and the online application is located at:
WIC is an equal opportunity employer.