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UPMC Nutrition Assistant - WIC in Altoona, Pennsylvania


UPMC is hiring a full-time Nutrition Assistant to assist with administrative tasks in the WIC department. Are you looking for a rewarding career in healthcare? Apply today!


Assist and support the professional staff in providing quality services. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.


  • Participate in outreach activities to increase WIC enrollment as requested by Supervisor.

  • Maintain computerized clinic schedules for maximum efficiency.

  • Provide assistance and support to the professional staff.

  • Determine participant income eligibility in accordance with Agency and Department of Health policies.

  • Print and issue food instruments in accordance with Department of Health policies.

  • Maintain participant records in accordance with Agency and Department of Health policies and procedures.Complete online documentation of all nutrition education contacts, topics and comments.

  • Provide basic nutrition and health information to participants.

  • Provide breastfeeding promotion and basic breastfeeding education and support to participants.

  • Maintain filing systems at clinic sites. Pull participant files in preparation for daily and satellite schedulesPerform anthropometrics measurements and hemoglobin testing for participants in the absence of the CPA.

  • Complete documentation of nutrition education, food instrument issuance, participant referrals and abuse of services. Assist participants in Voter Registration as necessary.

  • Assess and document Immunization Record information.

  • Assess families' progress in achieving healthy eating goals and provide ongoing nutrition education to support the established goals.

  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.

  • Receive incoming calls, clarify needs of the caller, schedule appointments as required, provide WIC information and forward messages to other staff as appropriate.

  • Connect laptops for synchronization upon return from satellite clinics.

  • Participate in staff meetings, inservice education sessions and quality assurance activities.

  • Prepare supplies/equipment/laptops for satellite clinic sites.

  • Perform data entry using the Department of Health QuickWIC Data System.

  • Endeavor to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.

  • Maintain and protect participant and Agency confidentiality.

  • Contact participants who are No-shows' and promptly reschedule missed appointments.

  • Participate in Agency committees as requested.

  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.


  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • Minimum of six months related work experience.

  • Competency in computer skills in a Windows based environment.

  • Demonstrate ability to perform computer skills in specialized computer application(s) as needed.

  • Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid Pennsylvania driver's license and auto liability insurance.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 940428807