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WIC Certifier

Franciscan Medical Group Lakewood, Washington

The posted compensation range of $19.73 - $27.13 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-293978 Employment Type Full Time Department Womens and Childrens Services Hours/Pay Period 64 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm, Fridays 7:30am-4:00pm Remote No Category Education and Training

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Franciscan Medical Group is seeking a part time WIC Certifier for the Franciscan WIC Clinic in Lakewood/Parkland. Come join our dedicated, passionate team to encourage and support healthy lifestyle goals for womens, infants and children. We enjoy the important, enriching work we are privileged to do every day. We offer a Saturday clinic to meet our clients needs once a month who are not able to make weekday appointments. 

Job Summary:
Provides nutritional assessments, certifies clients for WIC program, and prescribes food packages following all applicable federal and state program policies. Provides basic health education to WIC clients, which may include education on community resources, basic nutrition, and lactation. Work includes documenting services, scheduling client appointments, and providing other basic WIC services. An incumbent provides initial client orientation and financial screening, and contributes to the ongoing assessment of client needs.

Work requires knowledge of community health nutrition, strong customer service skills, and the ability to follow all applicable policies, procedures, and standards.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Certifies clients for WIC program eligibility through Nutritional Assessment, using federally mandated assessment questions to determine qualifying risk factors.
  • Prescribes individually tailored food packages for clients.
  • Provides basic health education such as basic nutrition, education, avoidance of harmful substances during pregnancy, basic lactation education, education on community resources, and other similar topics.
  • Schedules WIC clients for appointments and provides telephone communication with clients, including reminders of appointments, missed appointments, and follow-up appointments.
  • Provides and documents basic WIC services.
  • Implements federal and state WIC program policies.
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.
    Performs related duties as required.



  • Associate’s degree in a related discipline and two years of related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job
  • OR
    Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and one year of related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.
    Equivalent additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for the education requirement.


  • Current Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant-Registered OR Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist within 90 days of hire.


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