WIC Coordinator

Employer
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) is located in the Southwestern Alaska town of Bethel, with a total of approximately 6,000 people. YKHC supports 1500 employees, providing the health services to a primarily Yup'ik Eskimo Native population for an area the size of Oregon. Services are provided through a Bethel located hospital and 50 clinics throughout the YK Delta. Position Summary: This position is responsible for effective and efficient management of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Manages the day-to-day activities of this multifaceted, highly regulated, complex program; ensures that enrollment totals meet or exceed the state allocations; coordinates activities across state with WIC local agencies and federal programs (YKHC Immunizations/Well Child, Head Start, MCH programs and Medicaid); oversees the program budget; manages and maintains a caseload of about 2,500 persons; communicates information about the program to agencies and organizations, and to the public locally and nationally; compiles information and responds to questions on program activities; complies with appropriate state and federal statutes governing program operation; participates in planning/task force committees locally and nationally; writes grants to secure additional funding; commits agency resources for joint projects; implements joint projects; participates in management review of other local WIC agencies; coordinates training for paraprofessionals to become WIC Certified Paraprofessional Authorities (CPAs) and provides training for dietetic interns from UAA. The incumbent will be required to conduct village travel for client recertification and vendor inspection. Performs other pertinent duties as assigned. Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in nutrition, health administration, public health, nursing, epidemiology, health sciences, health education, family and consumer science with emphasis in nutrition, community health, the biological sciences, or closely related field. Current Registered Dietitian (RD) status preferred.. Minimum Experience: BA degree in addition to five years of professional experience administering or providing specialized health care or public health services or programs. The required professional experience includes work such as a registered nurse, public health nurse, nurse consultant, health program specialist or manager, health and social services planner, nutritionist, health practitioner, advanced nurse practitioner, and physician's assistant. Master's degree will substitute for two years of the required work experience. License, Certification, Registration: Must maintain State of Alaska licensure status if applicable. If an RD must maintain the academy of nutrition and dietetics registration and State of Alaska Licensure. Infant CPR within 3 months of hire. Equipment/Tools: Computer, Hemocue machine, microcuvettes, unostix, weighing scale, breast pumps Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Supervisory experience in a public health nutrition program, knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition and diet therapy, fiscal and human resource management, developing policies and procedures, writing grants, cross-cultural communication, excellent people skills and strong character. Moderate computer skills and familiarity with common software applications. Benefits Include: Generous PTO - beginning at 4.5 weeks Ten paid holidays Comprehensive healthcare coverage Life and Disability Insurance Flexible Spending Account Retirement plans Employee Wellness Center YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences. Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected. Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health