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Position Summary: The WIC Certifier/CPA (Competent Professional Authority) is responsible for determining WIC eligibility and prescribes appropriate food packages for clients, provides basic nutrition education in individual or group format, and issues checks and makes appointments using the WIC CIMS Windows-based computer program. External contacts include patients, families, physicians and outside organizations and agencies. This position may work in any clinic location operated by MHS WIC Services.
Minimum Requirements: Washington WIC experience preferred Bilingual language skills preferred, Spanish desirable
Education/Licenses/Certifications: The following health professionals are qualified to be a CPA without having to complete paraprofessional competencies: Registered dietitian, physicians assistant, Registered Nurse, or ARNP Nutritionist with Masters degree in Nutrition or Public Health from an accredited school Person with B.S. or B.A. in Nutrition or in Home Economics with a nutrition emphasis
Persons not meeting the above professional qualifications shall be recognized as Paraprofessional CPAs by meeting all of the following requirements:High school diploma or GED Completing 6 months of training on WIC certification and nutrition principles and education Completing the Minimum Paraprofessional Competencies for Washington WIC Completing monthly in-services on nutrition related topics Required to obtain certificate denoting completion of 8 hour HIV/AIDS training Required to obtain a Medical Assistant-Registered license or Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist License
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.