MANAGER OF WOMEN, INFANT & CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM
Job Number: 00119781
Job Posting: Feb 14, 2017, 3:37:03 PM
Closing Date: Mar 1, 2017, 12:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
The WIC Director will provide oversight of WIC activities at all Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) locations. Assures the CCHHS WIC program is in compliance with Federal and State WIC requirements. Coordinates WIC contracts awarded to CCHHS. Represents CCHHS in discussions, meetings and conferences with regional, state and federal WIC representatives. Remains current of changes to the WIC program keeping CCHHS system leadership informed as required. The WIC Director stays informed and advises CCHHS leadership of opportunities for grants and contracts related to other state and federal nutrition programs for all ages. Works with local food banks. Advises CCHHS medical homes on nutritional issues and community resources. Participates and represents Ambulatory Community Health Networks (ACHN) centers on all system nutrition related committees and meetings. Must maintain Continuing Professional Educational (CPE) requirement for the State of Illinois.
- Leads implementation and expansion of WIC programs as required
- Supervises staff performing WIC functions including dieticians, medical assistants, health advocates, and clerical staff
- Oversees scheduling of clinical and support staff based on patient care needs
- Conducts initial and ongoing WIC requirement training for staff assigned to perform WIC activities in CCHHS locations
- Monitors the WIC contract to ensure CCHHS patients are receiving full benefits
- Attends WIC meetings and participates in WIC conference calls as required by federal and state granting agencies. Distributes information from these meetings to center staff as appropriate.
- Monitors WIC activities in centers to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and that CCHHS patients are receiving full benefit
- Generates and distributes routine reports providing updates on program activities
- Serves as a point of contact for WIC information, developing implementation plans for new processes, disseminate new program materials, provide training on new requirements for WIC staff, monitor staff compliance
- Coordinates and prepares activities for site visits for annual survey. Develops corrective action plans as necessary
- Participates in the interview and selection process of WIC staff
- Establishes and maintains processes to ensure resources provided by governmental agencies and CCHHS for WIC program are appropriately utilized
- Develops and provides routine reports on WIC activities including center specific performance
- Works with Human Resources in the recruitment and retention of staff
- Ensures interdisciplinary staff, contractual staff, students and volunteers meet key CCHHS performance requirements
- Prepares and completes Request to Hire (RTH) Packets for submission to Human Resources
- Resolves conflict among staff
- Maintains specific information required as it relates to the WIC contract to ensure funding
- Coordinates with Human Resources to ensure proper documentation and maintenance of employee records
- Ensures compliance with HIPAA, emergency and disaster preparedness communication, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) global harmonized system, universal precautions, confidentiality, security and privacy
- Ensures compliance with annual staff training and all organizational policies
- Ensures clinical staff is current on licenses, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other job requirements
- Follows downtime procedures for all defined emergency codes at site (computer downtime, electrical, fire, etc.)
- Complies with CCHHS policies, procedures, and other regulatory requirements
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Registered Dietician (RD) in the State of Illinois (must provide proof at time of interview)
- Five (5) years of work experience as a Dietician (is required)
- Two (2) years of experience in WIC program (is required)
- Two (2) years experience in a Urban Hospital, Health System, and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
- Experience with community based health programs and centers
- Experience with Women, Infants, Children Supplemental Nutrition Program Contract management experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
- Knowledge of personal computers and basic Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
- Thorough knowledge of standard office practices and procedures
- Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Ability to use word processing, database and software programs
- Ability to record and transcribe dictation/minutes for meetings
- Ability to maintain commitment to confidentiality in all encounters
- Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychological, educational, safety and other criteria appropriate to the age of the patient
- Ability to exercise independent judgment, comprehend and follow complex verbal and written instructions
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods
- Ability to effectively interact and cope with multiple distractions and demanding interactions and encounters
- Ability to bend, lift push and pull to assist in the access and provision of care to patients
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
- Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
- Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
- Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
- A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
- Basic Term Life Insurance
- Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
- You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER