Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Posted on: June 8, 2021
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
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
- Provides basic health education such as basic nutrition,
education, avoidance of harmful substances during pregnancy, basic
lactation education, education on community resources, and other
- 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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