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Truman Medical Centers WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - WIC Program HSD (8:00AM-4:30PM M-F) in Kansas City, Missouri

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - WIC Program HSD (8:00AM-4:30PM M-F)

Tracking Code

16961-124

Job Description

If you want to work where the action is, Truman Medical Centers/University Health (TMC/UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” TMC/UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, TMC/UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. TMC/UH is comprised of three campuses:

TMC/UH Heath Sciences District is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Centers serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health building , TMC’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center. We will soon open University Health 2, which will house all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.

TMC/UH Lakewood is located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families. TMC/UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.

TMC/UH Behavioral Health is the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. The Healing Canvas Building, located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.

This position provides peer support to prenatal and breastfeeding woman in the WIC clinic. Breastfeeding promotion and information is provided through individual and group support services as well as with telephone contacts. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the WIC Clinic Supervisor and Breastfeeding Coordinator.

Required Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be/have been a WIC participant who is/has breast fed for at least six months

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Ability to work with individuals

Required Experience

  • Must have been on WIC

  • Must have breastfeeding experience

Job Location

Health Sciences District - Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Shift Schedule

8:00AM - 4:30PM

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