May 18, 2020 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Schnucks Pharmacy Changes
SUBJECT 2: MWA Election Information
SUBJECT 3: WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 4: Microcuvette Order
SUBJECT 5: Upcoming State Holiday
JOB POSTING: WIC CPA, Perinatal Program Manager – Miller County Health Center
SUBJECT 1: Schnucks Pharmacy Changes. At the end of May 2020, Schnucks Markets will be selling their pharmacies to CVS; CVS is currently NOT a WIC-approved pharmacy in Missouri. Pharmacies within Schnucks will not be able to order exempt infant formula or WIC-eligible nutritionals and will not accept WIC checks or eWIC cards at the pharmacy counter. Please direct participants to other local WIC-approved pharmacies to order formula.
Contact Jill Crossland at 573-522-2831 if you have questions or need assistance finding a WIC-approved pharmacy.
SUBJECT 2: MWA Election Information. The Missouri WIC Association (MWA) is seeking applications for the positions of President Elect, Treasurer, Central District Board Member (Audrain, Columbia/Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps and Pulaski), Eastern District Board Member (Crawford, Lincoln, NECAC, Washington, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson-Franklin, Family Care, Affinia Healthcare, People’s Health Centers and St. Louis County), Northeast District Board Member (Adair, Chariton, Clark, Grundy, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Sullivan), (2) Southeast District Board Members (Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Bollinger, Douglas, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Stoddard, Scott, Texas, Shannon, Wayne, Howell and Wright), Northwest District Board Member (Andrew, Atchison, City of St. Joe, Nodaway, Caldwell, Carroll, Clinton, Daviess, Harrison, Johnson, Holt, Tri-County, Cass, Clay, Platte, Ray, Lafayette, Truman Medical Centers, Swope Health Services, Crescent, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center and St. Luke’s Hospital) and Southwest District Board Member (Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Springfield-Greene, Henry, Hickory, Joplin City, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon and Webster).
The purpose of MWA is to link local WIC agencies in the statewide forum to act collectively on behalf of the WIC program. Specifically, MWA provides peer support and opportunities to exchange information, works toward quality community nutrition by influencing public health and nutrition services at the state and national levels, enhances professional knowledge by providing workshops, promotes legislative awareness, and participates in the planning and implementation of the Biennial WIC Conference. All local agencies are members of MWA. Actively participating in MWA is a great way to learn more about what is happening across the state and improve communication and practices within your district and agency.
Specific information about the positions up for election can be found on the attached application forms. Interested candidates should send a completed application form to Heidi Loecke, MWA Vice President, at Heidi.Loecke@plattehealth.com by June 2, 2020.
SUBJECT 3: WIC Invoices. WIC invoices for May 2020 (submitted for payment in the month of June), along with prior months, must be submitted through the Online WIC Invoicing System by close of business Monday, June 8, 2020. Invoices submitted after that date will be held and paid in July 2020. This change in schedule complies with the close of the State Fiscal Year 2020 payment processing deadlines. If you have questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.
SUBJECT 4: Microcuvette Order. Missouri WIC has requested the microcuvette orders be shipped to the local agencies; some local agencies began receiving shipments on Friday, April 17th. Once the order is received, please verify that the number of microcuvettes received matches 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 signed packing slip to WIC Operations at 573-526-1470 or scan and email the signed packing slip to WICOperations@health.mo.gov within one week of receiving the shipment. Confirmation on the packing slip is required for the state agency to pay for the microcuvettes.
If the number of microcuvettes received is different from the packing slip, please call Jason Seehusen at 573-526-6661.
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 WICOperations@health.mo.gov
Thank you for your prompt cooperation.
SUBJECT 5: Upcoming State Holiday. The WIC state agency will be closed, and there will be no MOWINS Help Desk coverage on Monday, May 25.
JOB POSTING: WIC CPA, Perinatal Program Manager – Miller County Health Center. The Miller County Health Center is seeking applicants for a Registered Nurse that will serve as the Competent Professional Authority (CPA) for our WIC Program. May also consider a Registered Dietitian (RD), Qualified Nutritionist, or a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR). WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children.
WIC duties include obtaining participant data needed for the certification process. The CPA prescribes supplemental foods and formulas and provides participant-centered nutrition and breastfeeding education.
Other responsibilities include educating area daycares, providing CPR training, serving as a certified car seat technician, and managing the Perinatal Case Management Program, a program offering a variety of services to pregnant women and their children. If the candidate is also an RN, they will back up clinical duties such as blood draws, immunizations, and communicable disease investigations.
This position must maintain an active Missouri license or a license from a participating board for monitoring purposes. Must complete continuing nutrition and breastfeeding education hours every year.
This position is full time, M-F with full benefits including health, vision, dental, life insurance, retirement, paid leave, and more. The position is located in our Tuscumbia office with serving 2-3 days per month in a satellite WIC clinic in Eldon.
Community health experience is desirable.
Compensation based on education and experience.
Interested applicants shall send their resume to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
WIC is an equal-opportunity employer.