Under general supervision, the WIC Educator delivers WIC services to participants by determining and documenting eligibility, maintaining participant and program records, interviewing and providing nutrition and breastfeeding education promoting behavior change. In addition, refers WIC participants to appropriate healthcare, community, and social service programs. As the WIC Educator Lead (Lactation), triaging pump referrals, ensuring breast pumps are issued in accordance to the Denver Health WIC Pump Policy and Procedure. In addition, maintains inventory of all breastfeeding supplies, assists with staff training and mentoring, assists with breastfeeding promotion, and completes high risk breastfeeding counseling.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Education: High school diploma or GED-equivalent. Additional education in nutrition, dietetics or directly related field and/or completion of a dietetic technician program approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics preferred. Experience: A minimum of six months of Denver WIC experience is required. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of basic spelling and math, including measurements used for weight, height, and length (fractions, pounds, and ounces). Proficient typing and bilingual skills preferred. Ability to: operate standard office equipment; prepare and maintain accurate and neat records; communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to: work as a team member; provide quality customer service skills in person and over the phone; promote breastfeeding and provide lactation support. ~Level I and II certification completed for the Colorado WIC Program within 60 days of employment, Level III within 6 months of employment. CPR certification required within 6 months of employment. Lactation Management Specialist or Certified Lactation Counselor certification preferred. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 3991
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.