Nutritionist I - Pediatrics WIC (North Channel)
Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX
Nutritionist I - Pediatrics WIC (North Channel)
Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Category: Allied Health
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Requisition #: 23000246
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 WIC Nutritionist coordinates with coworkers to provide a cohesive program of service for WIC clients. Perform a variety of clerical duties in support of WIC program operations; provides breastfeeding education, encouragement, and support; provides customer service to program participants and applicants. Be a part of protecting the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
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!
UTHealth Houston, Pediatrics WIC - North Channel
North Channel @ 13457 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77015
Schedule: Full Time, Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 4 pm
Two Saturdays per month 7:30 am – 4 pm.
(First Saturday of the month, staff will be off the following Monday. Third Saturday of the month, off the following Friday).
Position Key Accountabilities:
Certifies potential applicants for program eligibility based upon assessment of anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary information following federal and state regulations, policies and procedures.
Counsels program participants on individual nutritional needs based on certifications criteria and determines follow up continuity of care.
Teaches nutrition education classes following the class module and schedule as described in the Annual Nutrition Education Plan.
Oversees sample formula distribution to program participants, orders sample formula, and inventory reconciliation and breast pump inventory.
Creates and assembles educational bulletin boards in the clinic area.
Assists Clinic Manager in the overall productivity of the clinic regarding the monthly caseload, customer services issues, and ongoing staff training.
Participates in nutrition seminars, workshops, etc., to ensure continuing education in various areas of nutrition science.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or related field.
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.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.
If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!
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 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.