March 8, 2021 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: WIC Record Destruction
SUBJECT 2: Microcuvette and Analyzer Order – Response Required
SUBJECT 3: February wichealth.org Newsletter
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Client Services Specialist – Clay County Public Health Center
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist – Butler County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Nutritionist – St. Louis County Department of Public Health
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist/Dietitian – Affinia Healthcare
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Certifier – Affinia Healthcare
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Affinia Healthcare
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Community Dietitian – Family Care Health Centers
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Nutritionist – Ray County Health Department
SUBJECT 1: WIC Record Destruction. Attached is the current memo on audit closure and WIC record destruction for records from Federal Fiscal Year 2015 (through September 30, 2015) and older, unless prohibited from doing so by other state or local restrictions. At the time of destruction, all audits should be closed and there should be no outstanding findings or related issues. Please refer to WIC Operations Manual (WOM) 10.1.070 Local Agency Record Retention and Destruction. That policy will direct you on how to properly destroy WIC records and document the destruction. It will also provide you with a link to state law that covers records that your agency’s legal counsel or governing body have determined to be medical records. Please contact your district administrative technical assistance staff with any questions.
SUBJECT 2: Microcuvette and Analyzer Order – Response Required. It’s time to order microcuvettes by completing the survey. Please follow the instructions below to ensure your agency receives an adequate supply of microcuvettes and/or analyzers:
- Microcuvette Survey: Please complete and return the attached survey via e-mail to WICOperations@health.mo.gov by March 26, 2021. This will ensure no interruption in the supply of microcuvettes. Please verify that you use the most recent survey.
- Microcuvette Order: The information from the survey will be used to identify the current supply on hand at each agency and to estimate the needs of each agency for the next six months. The microcuvette order will be shipped directly to your agency.
- Analyzers: Analyzers are also available to agencies by completing the request and justification.
SUBJECT 3: February wichealth.org Newsletter. Please see the February wichealth.org newsletter. Highlights include:
Upward Trend in Mobile Use. Based on wichealth’s Annual Program Evaluation for the fiscal year 2020, the number of participants completing online lessons with a mobile device grew to 74%! During that same period, 80% of participants who used the Spanish site did so with a mobile device. These numbers continue to make a strong case for us to develop content with a “mobile-first” mindset. In the last three years we have updated many lesson resources to meet our mobile users’ needs. Our goal is to have all lessons fully optimized for mobile use by the end of the fiscal year 2022.
Lesson Spotlight: Baby’s First Cup. In this newly refreshed and redesigned lesson, we teach participants how to help their baby learn to drink from a cup. This dynamic lesson helps parents know when to transition their baby to a cup, includes tips on what type of cup to use, what to put in their cup, plus many more tips. Have you explored Baby’s First Cup yet? It is available now in the Infant category at wichealth.org. Check it out today!
Updated Lesson Feature. Don’t forget, participants can now “Finish Later.” When recommending new lessons, remind participants that they do not have to take the entire lesson in one sitting. At any time, they can pause their lesson and come back to it later. This new feature was recently added by popular demand. Below is an image of how the feature will look inside of each lesson.
Health eKitchen: From Our Recipe Box to Yours. The month of March means the tree sap is flowing, and delicious maple syrup is right around the corner. Using our search tool, recipes using specific ingredients are easy to find! Over 150 participants have liked our Sheet Pan Maple Glazed Salmon recipe. Try it with fresh and seasonal maple syrup. For the full recipe, visit Health eKitchen!
Please contact Kelly Teeple at Kelly.Teeple@health.mo.gov if you have any questions or need to set-up a staff account.
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Client Services Specialist – Clay County Public Health Center. Clay County Public Health Center, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board has an opening for a full-time Client Services Specialist. The position supports the Women, Infants & Children Program by performing various administrative duties. The Health Center offers a competitive total compensation package. Click here for more details on qualifications and position requirements.
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Dietitian/Nutritionist – Butler County Health Department. The Butler County Health Department WIC Program has an opening for a full-time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. Primary responsibility of this position will be assuring the WIC participants receive accurate nutrition assessments and appropriate nutrition education. The ideal candidate must be dependable, highly self-motivated, and work well in a team atmosphere. Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Foods and Nutrition, including at least one course in diet therapy and one course in community nutrition or nutrition in life cycle; or Registration or current eligibility for registration as a Registered Dietitian by the commission of Dietetic Registration.
To apply, mail resume to:
Butler County Health Department
Attn: WIC Coordinator
1619 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Or email to:
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Nutritionist – St. Louis County Department of Public Health. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is currently accepting applications for 2 full-time WIC Nutritionist positions (posted as Nutrition Technician positions). Minimum requirements include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition; Dietetics; or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition. The St. Louis County DPH offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of PTO the first year, 10 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance, as well as, short and long term disability. Please apply on line at www.stlouisco.com
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist/Dietitian – Affinia Healthcare. Affinia Healthcare 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 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. The selected candidate will provide nutrition education to WIC eligible participants and assess their nutritional needs for certification eligibility. Resumes will be accepted by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Certifier – Affinia Healthcare. Affinia Healthcare Affinia Healthcare has an immediate open for the position of WIC Certifier in the WIC Program. This position is full-time and is responsible for assisting clients in the program by collecting and entering data needed for the certification. Duties will also include assisting with nutrition education, issuing food prescriptions, and assessing risk factors. A high school diploma/GED is required; an Associate Degree in a related field is preferred. Excellent communication, computer, organizational and attention to detail skills are required, while two years of related experience is preferred. Resumes will be accepted by email only to email@example.com
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Affinia Healthcare. Affinia Healthcare 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. Resumes will be accepted by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Community Dietitian – Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a part-time (28 hr./week) Community Dietitian. Responsibilities include providing nutrition education and counseling to eligible WIC families, outpatient medical nutrition therapy, and community outreach. Qualifications: BS in Nutrition, RD or RD eligible; Licensed in Missouri.
To apply, send resume to:
Amy Callico, RD, LD
Nutrition Services Team Leader
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Nutritionist – Ray County Health Department. The Ray County Health Department has an opening for a part-time WIC Nutritionist. This position is responsible for participating in the development and implementation of public health nutrition services and assuring that WIC participants receive accurate nutrition assessments and appropriate nutrition education. This position will report to the WIC Coordinator. For more information about this position, please call 816-776-5413 or email email@example.com
Missouri WIC is an equal-opportunity employer.