Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is seeking an Administrator of WIC for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Division, in the Department of Pediatrics. The Administrator of WIC directs and coordinates all activities of the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC); a program designed to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age five (5) who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
Organizes the functions of the program through appropriate departmentalization and delegation of duties.
Establishes formal means of accountability from all personnel employed in the program.
Regularly schedules interdepartmental and departmental meetings, where appropriate, to maintain liaison between the medical staff and supervisors representing the multi-disciplinary components of the program and the University.
Prepares reports for and attends meetings with governing bodies regarding the total activities of the program, as well as governmental developments, which affect health care.
Provides for and ensures the implementation of personnel policies and practices that adequately support sound patient care and maintain accurate and complete personnel records.
Receives and acts upon the reports of authorized inspecting agencies to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines.
Implements the control and effective utilization of the physical and financial resources of the program.
Pursues a continuing program of formal and informal education in health care administrative and management areas to maintain strength and broaden one’s concepts, philosophy and ability, as a healthcare administrator.
Maintains a close liaison with state consultants to the project to ensure awareness of new policies governing the use of funds and to accurately advise the chairman and staff of these policies.
Directs and assists in preparation of budgets and allocation of funds based on studies of costs, review of departmental budget estimates, and familiarity with operating procedures.
In the absence of the Medical Director, assumes duties of planning, directing and coordinating all activities to ensure full patient care in accordance with accepted medical standards, federal and state guidelines and the Rutgers University policies and procedures.
Manages the program's financial activities and keeps the department informed of the financial condition of the programs for the purpose of planning, control and efficiency of operations.
Prepares reports to federal and state agencies.
Hires, evaluates and disciplines staff, utilizing the Rutgers University staff personnel policies and procedures.
Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures, specific to their jobs.
Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, and state regulations, laws, and Rutgers University policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Administration, or related field.
Three (3) years of relevant experience, two (2) years of which shall have been in an administrative capacity.
Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirements.
Master’s degree in Nutrition, Administration or related field,is preferred.
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