Community Health Care, Inc. as a steward of the Scott County, Iowa Women Infants Children (WIC) program, is currently seeking a WIC Coordinator. This role oversees the programs and staff. Staff include: Registered Dietitians, Nutrition Educators, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Assistants, Clerical Support Staff, . May also supervise/coordinate dietetic interns and student nurses.
Desired skills and abilities:
- Must have excellent knowledge of Dietetics
- Must have knowledge of medical terminology
- Must be able to maintain effective working relations with clients, guardians, and staff of all levels
- Must be able to supervise overall objectives, resources, and personnel
- Must be able to interpret state and federal legislation affecting and supporting program planning
- Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with state, federal, and local agencies, as well as, various community partners and coalitions
- Must be proficient in interpreting data, creating written documents, and presenting information and data to groups
- Must have basic computer knowledge (Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook).
The program coordinator’s grant development responsibilities include:
- Coordinating the local WIC program,
- Interpreting state and federal guidelines,
- Developing the agency budget in compliance with state and federal policie
- Functioning as a member of the agency chart audit team,
- Interpreting data system reports, and
- Participating in community needs assessment in the agency service area.
- The program coordinator’s contract management responsibilities include:
- Attending meetings and workshops relevant to program operations,
- Monitoring compliance with state and federal guidelines,
- Managing the WIC program efficiently while fulfilling all contract
- Overseeing accurate completion of all agency reports and records,
- Overseeing contractual relationships with health providers and vendors and
- providing training to these groups, and
- Conducting vendor monitoring as directed by state personnel.
Adjunct to health care services - The program coordinator’s responsibilities as an adjunct to health care services include ensuring:
- Coordination of services with Maternal Health and Child Health;
- Coordination with and referrals to family planning agencies;
- The promotion of childhood immunizations for program participants;
- Referral of WIC participants to other sources of health care as needed;
- Documentation and follow-up of all referrals; and
- Linkages with each local board of health (LBOH) are established so WIC remains within the scope of public health practice at the community level.
- This may include assisting the LBOH in the performance of the core public health functions of assessment, assurance, and policy development for the maternal and child population.
Outreach The program coordinator’s outreach responsibilities include:
- Serving as a health professional representing the WIC program to the public
- Providing program information to interested professionals, outside agencies, organizations and individuals; and Directing WIC outreach activities.
Maintains IWIN and Farmer’s Market Check security and physical inventory
Maintains State WIC equipment inventory
Maintains clinic environment that promotes and supports breastfeeding
Updates agency policies and procedures annually
Maintains agency compliance with National Voter Registration Act of 1993, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and Affirmative action Plans
A program coordinator’s data system responsibilities may include:
- Setting up computers and printers correctly, and preparing for transport;
- Maintaining data system equipment;
- Entering information into the data system;
- Synchronize data with state WIC office; and
- Report equipment and data system issues to the WIC HelpDesk
- Review reports on a regular basis to assess trends