WIC Nutritionist - RD

  • Full-time
  • Vancouver, WA
  • posted June 21, 2024
Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Clinical Dietitian

Salary Range:


Position Description:

Full-time Registered Dietitian/ Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) position available for our WIC program located in the Vancouver, WA. This position will also travel to the Battle Ground and Washougal WIC sites. 

Registered Dietitian (R.D.) is responsible for Nutrition high risk counseling and assisting with the WIC certification process if serving at a WIC site. The R.D. may also provide patient risk assessment, nutrition education, and nutrition services for patients of the Medical Clinics, Home Health Agency, MSS, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintains complete and up-to-date charts (documenting counseling session as specified by program guidelines in legible form), and statistical program records but not limited to: Misys EMREHR records, WIC/CIMS Flow sheet, WIC diet records, certification sheets weight/height grids, diet evaluation sheets, infant birth outcomes, appointment schedules and encounter forms.
Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with team members and other Sea Mar staff. Serves as a liaison between Nutrition and/or WIC and other clinic and community services and makes referrals as appropriate.
Provides Medical, MSS, and patient nutritional assessment and nutrition counseling. Facilitates
appointment time through scheduling and following up on failed appointments according to
protocol, coordinates services with other health professionals, and cooperates with other
departments. Documents assessment, treatment, and plan of action from counseling session in
Medical record according to protocol.
Compares information collected to program criteria to accurately determine WIC eligibility and
nutrition risk factors.
Determines appropriate food package, explains nutrient content of WIC foods, identifies contracted food vendor, issues manual or computerized food vouchers and documents check issuance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nutrition from an accredited university.
Completed an accredited dietetic internship program or Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics.
7 hours of HIV/AIDS course.
WA State Registration and Certification for Dietitian or RD/CD eligible with attainment of these credentials within time period stated in the Sea Mar Nutrition Program Policies and Procedures Manual.
Medical Assistant-Registered Certification required for Hemoglobin testing for WIC RD. WIC staff who do not have the Medical Assistant-Registered Certification are not permitted to perform the Hemoglobin testing. Staff are required to obtain the Certification after hire or promotion.
The experience should reveal demonstrated interest in nutrition services and nutrition education.
Experience in community nutrition setting with an interest in basic nutrition and childhood development is desirable.
Pre-hire and annual employee health screening required
Annual influenza vaccine required. Only exception is for employees with a medical or religious exemption approved by Administration. Employees with an approved medical or religious exemption must wear a mask at all time during the flu season.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in a community nutrition setting with an interest in weight management, diabetes education and pediatric nutrition is desired. 
Minimum of 1-2 years experience in outpatient or similar nutrition setting is highly preferred.
Experience with long term care programs.
Current Adult/Pediatric CPR.


To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW.  Please include that you are a Certified Dietitian in the State of Washington in your application materials. If you have any questions regarding this position, email Luke Trembley, WIC Coordinator, at LukeTrembley@seamarchc.org.


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