SUBJECT 1: Local Agency Printer Toner Supplies
SUBJECT 2: Disposal of WIC Computer Equipment Reminder
SUBJECT 3: Microcuvette Order
SUBJECT 4: WIC Invoicing/WIC24 Invoice

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist – Taney County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – City of St. Joseph Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Affinia Healthcare

 

SUBJECT 1: Local Agency Printer Toner Supplies. Local Agencies (LA) should continue to use the MICR printers onsite for printing handouts, shopping lists, etc. Use the online order form located here to order toner or a photoconductor kit/imaging unit for the 9512, 9530, 9612, and 9712 model MICR printers. There is no toner available for the 9815 model MICR printer, however imaging units are still available.

When MICR supplies are exhausted, those printers will be obsolete and need to be surplussed as MICR printer supplies are no longer ordered.

Jason Seehusen will contact LAs to discuss alternative options if supplies ordered for a MICR printer are no longer in stock.

If an LA has a MICR printer malfunction and it needs to be replaced or disposed of, email Jason Seehusen at Jason.Seehusen@health.mo.gov to begin that process.

Per policy, LAs are responsible for purchasing replacement supplies (toner/ink, maintenance kits, etc.) for all non-MICR printers. LAs should order replacement supplies using the LA customary purchasing procedure.

If you have any questions, please contact your Administrative TA staff.

SUBJECT 2: Disposal of WIC Computer Equipment Reminder. Just a reminder of the procedures for WIC local agencies (LA) to follow when disposing of WIC-purchased computer equipment:

If the equipment is no longer in use (no replacement needed):
Please email Jason Seehusen (Jason.Seehusen@health.mo.gov) the WIC tag number(s) of the equipment to be removed.
He will send the LA the surplus DH-60 form and contact ITSD, so a technician will come out to pick up the equipment.
Do not let ITSD leave with the equipment until the surplus DH-60 paperwork has been filled out by ITSD. A completed copy must be returned to Jason Seehusen.

If the equipment is malfunctioning (possible replacement needed):
The LA should contact ITSD (800-347-0887) to request a technician service the equipment. ITSD will determine if the equipment can be easily repaired or if it is still under warranty (ITSD is the contact agency with manufacturers for warranty claims).

If the ITSD technician determines the equipment needs to be replaced, either the ITSD technician or the LA staff may email Jason Seehusen and provide the WIC tag number of the malfunctioning equipment.

Jason will send the LA the surplus-and-replace DH-60 forms.

Do not let ITSD leave with the equipment until the surplus DH-60 paperwork has been filled out by ITSD. A completed copy must be returned to Jason Seehusen.

If the equipment has been stolen:
The LA must contact ITSD and speak with Cyber Security. They will forward the LA a Computer Loss form, which must be completed and returned to ITSD Cyber Security.

The LA must also contact their local law enforcement to report the theft. A copy of the police report must be obtained when it becomes available.

The LA must contact Jason Seehusen about the theft so he can begin the process of removing the equipment from inventory. A copy of the police report must be sent to him as well.

If a replacement for the equipment is needed, please let Jason know.

SUBJECT 3: Microcuvette Order. Missouri WIC requested the microcuvette orders be shipped to the local agencies, and some local agencies began receiving shipments on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. 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 Jenna Rackers at 573-526-4622.
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 4: WIC Invoicing/WIC24 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 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.

 

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist – Taney County Health Department. The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a full time, 40 hour per week, non-exempt Nutritionist for the WIC Program. The selected candidate will provide nutrition and breastfeeding education to WIC eligible participants and assess their nutritional needs for certification eligibility. A Certified Lactation Counselor or IBCLC is preferred. Minimum requirements: The candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economic, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition. Experience is preferred but not required. Deadline Date: November 6, 2020. For more information, how to apply, and for essential functions visit https://www.taneycohealth.org/news/employment-opportunities/

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – City of St. Joseph Health Department. The City of St. Joseph Health Department has an immediate opening for a full time Nutritionist/Dietitian in the WIC program. At a minimum, 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. Please submit your application online at https://www.stjoemo.info/406/Employment

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Affinia Healthcare. The Affinia Healthcare WIC Program has an immediate opening for a part time (24 hours per week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Candidate must be willing to accept after hour phone calls and make home and hospital visits. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. Selected candidate will work 24 hours/week.
Send resume to Kristen Gore at Affinia Healthcare 2220 Lemp Ave or email kgore@affiniahealthcare.org

Missouri WIC is an equal-opportunity employer.