Nutritionist I - Pediatrics WIC (Spring Branch)

Houston, TX

Nutritionist I - Pediatrics WIC (Spring Branch)

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400010I

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

The Pediatric WIC Nutritionist collects, reviews, and assesses nutrition-related data to determine the nutritional needs of a WIC applicant. The nutritionist counsels the client based on the client’s nutritional needs and offers appropriate referrals to meet any additional needs outside of the WIC program. Additionally, the nutritionist would oversee the nutrition education classes offered in the clinic and participate in outreach events in the community. This is anentry level position that offers invaluable exposure to a vulnerable target population who are in the most critical period of growth and development.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston - Pediatrics WIC (Spring Branch)

8575 Pitner Road, Houston, TX 77080

Schedule: Full-Time, Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4pm

(2 Saturdays per month)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Certifies potential applicants for program eligibility based upon assessment of anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary information following federal and state regulations, policies and procedures.

  2. Counsels program participants on individual nutritional needs based on certifications criteria and determines follow up continuity of care.

  3. Teaches nutrition education classes following the class module and schedule as described in the Annual Nutrition Education Plan.

  4. Oversees sample formula distribution to program participants, orders sample formula, and inventory reconciliation and breast pump inventory.

  5. Creates and assembles educational bulletin boards in the clinic area.

  6. Assists Clinic Manager in the overall productivity of the clinic regarding the monthly caseload, customer services issues, and ongoing staff training.

  7. Participates in nutrition seminars, workshops, etc., to ensure continuing education in various areas of nutrition science.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

None

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or related field.

Minimum Experience:

None

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.