WIC Peer Counselor
Company: CommonSpirit Health
Posted on: July 30, 2022
Overview 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.
Responsibilities Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a
PER DIEM Peer Counselor for the Franciscan WIC Clinic in Lakewood.
Positive team culture with a great, motivated learnng environment
and rewarding work with women, chldren and families. Flexible work
schedule with occasional weekends required. Job Summary: This
position is responsible for providing basic breastfeeding
information, education, support, and encouragement to WIC pregnant
and breastfeeding mothers to meet their breastfeeding goals.
Support is given through phone contacts, home visits, WIC clinic
classes and contact, and/or hospital visits. Client contact may
occur outside usual clinic business hours and/or outside the WIC
clinic environment. Essential Duties: Provides peer counseling to
pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, home visits,
clinic visits, and/or hospital visits at scheduled intervals
determined by the local WIC program. Provides peer-level support to
breastfeeding mothers to help meet their breastfeeding goals.
Educates and consults with new mothers about successful
breastfeeding techniques and basic breastfeeding management,
one-on-one and in class settings. Is available outside usual 8 to 5
working hours to new mothers who are having breastfeeding problems.
Proficiently communicates one-on-one, on the phone, and in writing.
Understands and utilizes referral/yield protocols. Communicates
promptly and effectively with WIC staff regarding client's risk and
concerns. Strictly adheres to defined scope of practice.
Demonstrates enthusiasm, empathy, and professionalism. Delivers
basic breastfeeding information and support to clients during
pregnancy and post-partum, including telling them about the
benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and getting
a good start with breastfeeding. Helps clients prevent and handle
common breastfeeding concerns and refers clients to Lactation
Consultants or other professionals for complex issues or diagnosis.
Keeps accurate and timely records and paperwork. Completes
documentation and reports, such as client contacts, referral forms,
contact logs, telephone logs, and other records, accurately and in
a timely fashion. Keeps accurate time and mileage records. Adheres
to and follows FHS confidentiality guidelines and release of
information policy. Manages time appropriately and efficiently.
Manages time appropriately and efficiently within the parameters
set by the peer counselor project. Attends department, site, and
other meetings as scheduled with the Peer Counselor lead. Performs
related duties as required. Qualifications Education/Experience:
Any combination of education and work experience that would
demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.
Experience with the WIC program preferred. Reliable transportation
and cell phone required. License/Certification: Completion of the
Loving Support Curriculum provided by the Breastfeeding Peer
Counselor Lead within 30 days of date of hire. Current driver's
license valid in the state of Washington or other evidence of
Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Lakewood , WIC Peer Counselor, Other , Lakewood, New Jersey
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