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WIC Certifier

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Franciscan Medical Group is seeking a part-time WIC Certifier for the Franciscan WIC Clinic in Lakewood/Parkland. Come join our dedicated, passionate team to encourage and support healthy lifestyle goals for womens, infants and children. We enjoy the important, enriching work we are privileged to do every day. We offer a Saturday clinic to meet our clients needs once a month who are not able to make weekday appointments.

Job Summary:Provides nutritional assessments, certifies clients for WIC program, and prescribes food packages following all applicable federal and state program policies. Provides basic health education to WIC clients, which may include education on community resources, basic nutrition, and lactation. Work includes documenting services, scheduling client appointments, and providing other basic WIC services. An incumbent provides initial client orientation and financial screening, and contributes to the ongoing assessment of client needs.

Work requires knowledge of community health nutrition, strong customer service skills, and the ability to follow all applicable policies, procedures, and standards.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Certifies clients for WIC program eligibility through Nutritional Assessment, using federally mandated assessment questions to determine qualifying risk factors.
  • Prescribes individually tailored food packages for clients.
  • Provides basic health education such as basic nutrition, education, avoidance of harmful substances during pregnancy, basic lactation education, education on community resources, and other similar topics.
  • Schedules WIC clients for appointments and provides telephone communication with clients, including reminders of appointments, missed appointments, and follow-up appointments.
  • Provides and documents basic WIC services.
  • Implements federal and state WIC program policies.
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's defined specific populations served.Performs related duties as required.


Education/Experience:Associate's degree in a related discipline and two years of related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities, OR Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and one year of related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities. Equivalent additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for the education requirement.

License/Certification:Current Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant-Registered OR Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist within 90 days of hire.

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Lakewood , WIC Certifier, Other , Lakewood, Washington

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