|Requesting Department||HEALTH DEPARTMENT|
|Open Date||11/3/2022 10:20:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||11/28/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Nola Nelson|
Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.
The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is a special supplemental nutrition program, the primary goal of which is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children.
PURPOSE: Under the direction of the WIC Program Manager, the Nutritionist provides client, nutrition, and administrative services to the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s (MHD) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) special supplemental nutrition program. The Nutritionist serves as a lead worker for dietetic technicians, clinic assistants, and WIC office support staff.
- Perform WIC certifications, including intake and registration, anthropometric measurement, hemoglobin and lead testing, nutrition and breastfeeding assessment, counseling, benefit issuance, immunization assessment, and referral to health care providers and community agencies.
- Develop, implement, and monitor nutrition-related educational plans for WIC participants and other grant-related initiatives.
- Serve as the nutrition resource for WIC staff, public health staff, and the community.
- Conduct follow-up nutrition education for high-risk participants.
- Follow the guidelines according to the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and similar standards set forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Assure implementation of and compliance with WIC federal, state, and project regulations and policies.
- Attend WIC clinic team meetings to assure continuous quality improvement.
- Assist with training employees (including Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and student interns) in clinical, nutrition, and administrative operations.
- Assure outreach to underserved segments of the community.
Conditions of Employment
- Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.
- Ability to safely lift infants and small children onto scales (up to 25 lbs).
- Employees assigned to the WIC Programs will be expected to report to any of the City of Milwaukee clinic locations as assigned. Assignments may be made on short notice to provide staff coverage during unexpected absences or emergency situations.
- All WIC personnel participate in a work schedule that includes early evening hours on assigned days. The current hours of work are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Travel outside the City of Milwaukee, which may include overnight travel.
- Bachelor’s degree nutrition, dietetics, or a related field from a college or university accredited by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
- Registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at time of appointment and throughout employment.
- State of Wisconsin Certified Dietitian (CD) OR CD-eligible at time of appointment; must obtain certification with the State of Wisconsin within six months of appointment date and throughout employment.
- Must meet State of Wisconsin WIC mandates regarding lactation management and care as noted in 10.23-2 and 10.23-3 of the Wisconsin WIC Operations Manual within one year of appointment and throughout employment.
- Valid driver’s license and the availability of a properly insured personal vehicle for use on the job (automobile allowance provided) at the time of appointment and throughout employment.
NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.
- International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or be exam-eligible or have successfully completed other state-approved specialized training, such as Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS), Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC), or Certified Lactation Educator (CLE).
- Completed specialized training in lactation management and care.
- Experience facilitating community nutrition programing.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
- Knowledge of food and nutritional science
- Knowledge of maternal and child health.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local WIC policies and regulations.
- Knowledge of related community resources.
- Knowledge of mathematics and ability to perform mathematical calculations, such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, areas, circumference, and volume.
- Ability to read and interpret work-related documents, including procedures manuals, governmental publications, and periodicals.
- Ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite and specialized software such as the State of Wisconsin WIC Data System (ROSIE).
- Skill in using job-related equipment such as the Lead Care® II Analyzer, HemoCue® systems, lancets, and adult and infant weighing and measuring equipment.
- Ability to work with infants and small children.
Communication and Interpersonal
- Ability to write business correspondence and reports using the appropriate conventions of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
- Verbal communication, presentation, and training skills.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary staff, community partners, and the public.
- Customer service knowledge and skills.
- Listening and counseling skills.
- Ability to provide services to a diverse customer population in a culturally sensitive manner.
Judgement and Professionalism
- Ability to be resilient in a very busy setting with clients who may be experiencing stress.
- Ability to serve in a lead capacity.
- Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Organizational skills and the ability to plan and accomplish work, manage multiple assignments simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
- Honesty, integrity, and professionalism.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Dedication to the promotion of health and prevention of disease and a commitment to stay abreast of current practices in nutrition.
The current salary range (2DN) is $51,970- $60,688 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $53,529-$62,508 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.
The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:
- Defined Benefit Pension Plan
- 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
- Health and Dental Insurance
- Paid Parental Leave
- Comprehensive Wellness Program
- Onsite Clinic Services
- Onsite Employee Assistance Program
- Alternative Work Schedules
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Group Life Insurance
- Tuition Benefits
- Paid Vacation
- 12 Paid Holidays
- Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
- Flexible Spending Arrangement
- Commuter Value Pass
For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.
THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Milwaukee Health Department reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.
INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the above listed deadline. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.
APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.
- Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
- If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
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