WIC Nutritionist


About the organization

CCAP is a private non-profit community action agency in RI that was formed as part of our nation’s War on Poverty. CCAP is one of the largest community action programs in Rhode Island providing Family Medicine & Dental Care; Behavior Health Services & Substance Abuse Counseling; Head Start & Child Care; Family Development Services; Social Services, WIC Nutrition Program, Food Bank, Home Heating & Energy Assistance employing over 340 people. Last year we touched the lives of over 40,000 Rhode Islanders.


Provides nutrition information and education materials designed to improve health status, achieve positive change in dietary habits and emphasize links between nutrition and health, all in keeping with the individual's personal, cultural, and socioeconomic preferences. The nutritionist performs nutrition assessments of all WIC participants.


Evaluates nutritional status of WIC clients.
Provides nutrition education to achieve a positive change in dietary habits.
Problem solves patient related concerns and refers appropriately.
Assigns food packages on individual basis to WIC participants.

Troubleshoots computer problems with QWIC system.
Accountable for patient flow and client satisfaction of WIC office in absence of WIC Coordinator.
Participated in JCAHO work groups, WIC staff meetings, Health Center staff meetings.
Ensures compliance with State / Federal , JCAHO standards.
OSHA and Infection control standards.
Participate in JCAHO quality improvement committee meetings.
Other duties assigned as needed.

Nutritionist has full access to patient medical and WIC records for accurate counseling. Maintains confidentiality of all materials in accordance with State and Federal laws and CCAP policies and procedures

Generally sedentary office work, some manual dexterity for keyboard work and pricking children and adults for blood work. Must be available for appropriate training at RIDH. Moderate physical activity.


Minimum of BS Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
Licensure in State of Rhode Island, preferred
Basic computer knowledge
Skilled in anthropometric and hematological (lead and iron) measures
Extensive verbal and written communication with patients so they understand information provided.
Able to enter computer data and typed SOAP notes.
Must review studies and keep updated with appropriate nutrition materials.



Application instructions

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