SC Department of Public Safety Licensed Practical Nurse-WIC/IMM-Summerville in Dorchester County, South Carolina

Under supervision, provides care to individuals within established guidelines in clinics and community settings. Provides nursing care per agency policies/procedures and standing medical orders. Provides quality customer service and maintains strict confidentiality. *Assessment and Certification: *Provide WIC certifications including health history, anthropometrics, immunization screening, hemoglobin or hematocrit testing, evaluation of risk status, prescription of WIC food package, documentation, and high risk referrals following program standards and protocols. Provide and document individual nutrition education counseling and follow-up for participants with low risk medical conditions. Plan, conduct, and evaluate group nutrition education classes using the facilitated learning process in accordance with WIC guidelines and agency policies. Document all nutrition education contacts according to WIC policies and procedures. Perform hemoglobin controls as needed in accordance with CLIA and Agency standards.Within established guidelines, obtains patient data through observation and interviews/history; provides nursing care per established plan of care and/or policies/procedures. Provides WIC certifications according to agency policies/procedures to include: health history, anthropometrics, immunization screening, hemoglobin, evaluation of risk status, nutrition and health counseling, prescription of WIC food package, documentation, and high risk referrals. Documents care provided in accordance with agency policies/procedures. P5rovides group nutrition classes. Food Packages and Special Formulas:Provide assistance to families with infants on contract and List I formulas including education, dispensing, and monitoring as assigned. Refer participants on List II and metabolic formulas to the registered dietitian according to WIC guidelines. Breastfeeding Promotion, Support and Outreach:Provide breastfeeding promotion and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Screen and refer pregnant and breastfeeding women and infants to the Breastfeeding Coordinator according the Referral Guidelines. Issue and monitor breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies. Participates in WIC outreach activities. Immunization Services:Reviews immunization status, administers age appropriate vaccines per standing orders; completes the SC Certificate of Immunization appropriately. Performs other duties as assigned. Professional Development and Training:Update professional skills and knowledge to assure delivery of quality WIC Nutrition and Immunization Program services.Participates in continuing education opportunities. Completes and maintains certification (s) required for the position. Minimum and Additional Requirements: Positions in this classification require licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing. Current driver's license or ability to obtain reliable transportation.

Diploma in practical nursing and two (2) years' experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. (1) year experience must be in a pediatric office/clinic setting. Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state.

May be required to use personal vehicle. Must be able to lift 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time. Institutions of higher learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. *NOTE: *A copy (official or unofficial) of your transcript(s) must be uploaded as an attachment with your application for interview consideration. If offered a position, an OFFICIAL COPY of transcript(s) is (are) required prior to hiring.

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse-WIC/IMM-Summerville

Agency: DHEC-PH Region-Low Country

Opening Date: Sat. 05/06/17

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 06/16/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

State Salary Range: $26,988.00 - $49,932.00 annually

Agency Hiring Range: Min: $26,988.00 Max:$31,988.00

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Location: Dorchester County, South Carolina

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)