Lead Nutritionist is responsible for ensuring all procedures and protocols are being followed by the nutrition team during daily operations. This includes monitoring of high quality and smooth service delivery to enrolled WIC participants. This is a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment requiring organization, flexibility and the ability to respond calmly and confidently to all situations
Received: Works under the direct supervision of the WIC Nutrition Manager and general supervision of the Child Development and Nutrition Services Director.
Exercised: Lead Nutritionist is responsible for daily supervision of the nutrition staff.
- Responsible for Coordinating Health Assessment Processes and must insure that the required WIC medical procedures are being followed, including checking of health status of participants. Communicates with WIC Nutrition Manager observations requiring further monitoring or training.
- Design, coordinate and report on ROMA nutrition outcomes measurement tools for the WIC Program and other related nutrition components.
- Plan and implement annual Nutrition Education Plan for the WIC Program and other nutrition components as requested.
- Monitor program violations as requested by the state office.
- Work with WIC Coordinator and Breastfeeding Coordinator to develop and implement program procedures and ensure their coordination between the nutrition, breastfeeding and clerical components.
- Approve the assigned field experience activities developed by Lead Nutritionists for students from UNH, Rivier, St Anselm’s and other Colleges as appropriate.
- Responsible for the daily supervision of nutrition staff and direct day to day nutrition staff workflow, and for providing assistance with the following clinic procedures and special formula requests.
- Must ensure that clinics are stocked with necessary medical supplies at all times and arrives at the clinic on time.
- Together with the WIC Nutrition Manager and Program Director, assists in planning the nutrition education materials to be produced and used for WIC participants.
- Works with WIC Nutrition Manager to build staff unity, morale and skills needed to work as a successful team
- Communicate with the WIC Nutrition Manager needs of the clinic site. This includes staffing needs; client flow; inventory needs; and nutrition training needs.
- Completes nutrition assessments and determines certification reason and assigns priority based on the medical information obtained at health screening for WIC applicants.
- Responsible for Nutrition chart audits as assigned.
- Will follow-up on high risk participants for further counseling.
- Performs intake duties when necessary
- Be expected to lift boxes weighing up to 35lbs. i.e. equipment such as medical or office supplies going to clinics
- Oversee development and implementation of the Quality Assurance Plan that includes ongoing monitoring of chart audits and desk reviews of nutrition staffing.
- Work in collaboration with Breastfeeding Coordinator to design and implement ongoing outreach visits/appointments to OBGYN offices, hospitals and other medical providers.
- Monitor the research, development and implement of WIC nutrition second contacts.
- Monitor referrals made by WIC Nutritionists to Bureau of Special Medical Services
- Monitor Referrals made by WIC Nutritionists to the NH Quit Works Line.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel when needed.
- Will maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients, and maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with SNHS policy and procedure.
- Abide by all SNHS Safety policies and procedures.
- Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.
- Responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and will gather sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs which are beneficial to the client and his/her family.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- BS degree with major emphasis in dietetics or nutrition sciences and work experience in nutrition related field.
- Advanced studies in dietetics or nutrition sciences, and/or registered dietitian or be eligible for registration and licensure as a dietitian
- Experience in clinic and counseling is desirable.
- Must have empathy for low income populations.
- Must be able to guide nutrition staff in developing nutrition assessment and counseling skills and be able to work cooperatively and productively as a team member.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to coordinate a variety of program tasks, while having the flexibility to respond to changing situations.
- Must be knowledgeable about current topics in the nutrition field and be willing to seek and attend professional workshops, sessions, etc.
- Reliable transportation is a necessity.
Southern NH Services is an equal opportunity employer