Nutrition Assistant

Sep 12 2019
Waimanalo Health Center |Waimanalo|Part Time
Category: Healthcare
Job Description


We are a community health center located in majestic Waimanalo, where our mission is to provide the highest level of primary and preventative health care services, with special attention to the needs of Native Hawaiians and the medically underserved, and improving the health and wellness of individuals and their `ohana (family) regardless of their ability to pay. We are committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.


Our Values


Mlama (stewardship) - We listen to people with our full attention, seeking to know them and understand their healthcare and wellness needs and aspirations for themselves, their family and the Waimnalo community. We will respond, to the best of our abilities, as caring, compassionate, engaged and professional partners in healthcare.


`Ohana (family) - We believe that wellness embraces the whole family and we welcome their participation in the healthcare of their loved ones. Our belief extends to the Waimnalo community-at-large where we build the foundation of good health and wellness for everyone, and we seek collaborative partners who share our values and vision.


Pono(rightness and balance) - We know that quality healthcare starts with people’s trust in our services and the excellence of our care for them and the resources entrusted to us to meet their needs. We are committed to maintaining their trust by treating people with respect and confidentiality, and by being open about our organizational practices






The Nutrition Assistant for WIC is expected to provide breastfeeding education and direct nutritional services to successfully administer the WIC program, a federally funded supplemental nutrition program, at the Waimnalo Health Center (WHC).






v  Support and demonstrate the mission and values of WHC

v  Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with department directors,  

    managers, supervisors, employees, BOD and community leaders in the course     of work.

v  Ability to maintain regular work schedule. This position may be required to work

     flexible or extended hours with minimal advanced notice.

vResponsible for maintaining a high standard of care that meets the needs of the WIC

     clientele at Waimnalo Health Center.  This includes but is not limited to servicing WIC     participants to the best of your ability by:

v  Developing a good rapport with the Waimanalo community especially the WIC

     Participants and WHC patients by facilitating open, honest, and culturally sensitive

     communication with client, families, and members of the health care team.


v  Provides comprehensive assessment nutrition planning, client education and counseling and assignment of vouchers to WIC clients.


v  Provides individual or group breastfeeding counseling, education, and support to all pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding participants Ensures accurate completion of client intake (i.e., immunization forms, Hemoglobin testing (Massimo), consent/authorization forms, referral forms and lab forms.  Refers participants to other sources of health care.


v  Ensures at least two nutrition education contacts are offered per certification period.


v  Assigning appropriate food packages that best meet the participants needs (i.e... Special formulas, tailored food packages).


v  Ensures all client information is documented within the HIWIC system according to WIC guidelines, standards, policies and procedures. Completes at least 12 hours of continuing education credits.

vCommunicates effectively with physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionist, staff, and

     other allied health care providers in a conscientious and professional manner. Assigns

     high-risk clients to high-risk log so the RD can provide follow-up.

vEnsures compliance with Waimnalo Health Center policy and procedures as outlined

     in the Waimnalo Health Center Employee Handbook, including documentation and







v  Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or other health field. 


v  Valid certified lactation counselor certification (CLC) preferred


v  Two-Step Tuberculosis clearance is required.


v  Hepatitis B clearance via immunization records of 3 hepatitis B vaccines and

     hepatitis Bsurface antibody quantitative blood test blood test preferred.






v  Health Benefits (Medical, Dental Drug, Vision) – Employee coverage paid by WHC


v  Discounted Medical and Dental services provided by WHC


v  Paid Holidays – 10 Full days and 2 Half Days


v  Paid Time Off (PTO) 1 to 3 years – Max. Accrual = 120 hours


v  3 to 8 years – Max. Accrual = 160 hours


v  8 + years – Max. Accrual = 200 hours


v  Paid Wellness Hours


v  Wellness Bucks - $200 annually


v  Group Term Life Insurance


v  Supplemental Group-term Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance


v  Employee Retirement Savings Pan 403(b) – Employer match 50% of employee contribution up to a maximum of 3% of employee wages


v  Flexible Spending Program


v  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


v  Longevity Benefit – After 10 or more years of service


v  Tuition Assistance Program


v  Free Parking


v  and more.....