The WIC Program Nutritionist functions as a team leader, performs the tasks of a "Competent Professional Authority" (CPA), which include assessment of WIC eligibility criteria, assessment and referral of clients to other agencies for medical/social problems which need follow-up, conducts nutrition education classes, prepares nutrition education materials for participants who attend classes at the mobile sites, provides consultation for WIC participants with special dietary needs, conducts breastfeeding education, assumes responsibility for all food voucher issuance activities in assigned clinics. The WIC Nutritionist assumes responsibility for special tasks as assigned.
The CHRISTUS Children's Hospital, established in 1959, was the first children's hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children's hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children's Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.
Bachelor's degree in nutrition from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of twenty four (24) hours nutrition education required.
One (1) year of experience in the area of nutrition education.
Previous WIC experience preferred but not required.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Must possess a valid Class A driver's license and automobile insurance.
Licensure as an LD (Licensed Dietician) or RD (Registered Dietitian) preferred but not required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.