WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager
JOB CODE: OHA17-0204
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 02/28/17 11:59 PM
SALARY: $5,231.00 - $7,714.00 Monthly
JOB TYPE: Permanent
LOCATION: Portland, Oregon
AGENCY: Oregon Health Authority-Public Health
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees.
OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care.
This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Nutrition and Health Screening (NHS) section, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is classified as management service, supervisory and is not represented by a union.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position carries out the objectives and goals of the WIC Program and, to a more general extent, the goals and objectives of the agency. This position directs a major program by developing and implementing policies and procedures and program priorities of the WIC Program and by determining the most effective utilization of resources in order to reach goals and objectives for providing services to the WIC target population. This position is responsible for very complex operations in terms of local program services, certification and eligibility determination, nutrition education and breastfeeding promotion, and integration and outreach.
The position assures the implementation, accuracy and integrity of the federally required biennial compliance reviews of all contracted health agencies and coordinates these reviews with the Public Health Division triennial review process. This position participates in the program's Caseload Compliance Review regular monitoring process, including development and implementation of intervention strategies to assure the federal performance measure is met.
This position has direct supervisory authority over the Nutrition and Local Services Team including health professionals such as registered dietitian/nutritionists and health educators. This position is a member of the state WIC Office management and leadership teams. As designated by the NHS Section Manager, this position represents the WIC program at various public health and nutrition partnership meetings and fosters collaboration among partners in support of the mission and goals of the program. This position is designated as the Oregon State WIC Nutrition Coordinator as required by USDA.