Lincoln Community Health Center
Durham, North Carolina • All Counties
December 31, 2022
December 13, 2022
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION: Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases related to the Delta variant (and possibly other strains), increased hospitalization and ICU utilization and guidance/mandates from applicable authorities, including the state and federal government, Lincoln Community Health Center has instituted a mandatory vaccination requirement for all employees as a condition of employment. This requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” within 30 days of their applicable start date. “Fully vaccinated” currently means (a) 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or (b) 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Your vaccination status will need to be confirmed by providing proof of vaccination in a form satisfactory to Lincoln Community Health Center after an applicant receives a conditional offer of employment. Lincoln Community Health Center has a process for receiving and evaluating vaccination exemption requests due to medical contraindication, disability, and sincerely held religious beliefs under applicable law. An applicant seeking such an exemption should contact Human Resources to initiate that process no later than two (2) business days after receiving a conditional offer of employment. All information regarding vaccination status will be maintained in confidence in accordance with applicable law. Our policies on vaccination requirements and related COVID-19 protocols are subject to change based on changes in the law and applicable regulations, state and federal guidance, and trends within North Carolina and our local communities.
Lincoln Community Health Center, Inc. (LCHC), mission is to provide primary and preventive health care in a courteous, professional, and personalized manner.
Key requirements for any position are our “Core Values”:
LCHC provides comprehensive, high-quality primary health care to our patients regardless of ability to pay. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we provide health care to all members of our community, including low income, uninsured patients and diverse communities. We screen potential employees to first ensure alignment with our key requirements followed by the requisite position skills set. In doing so staff must be committed to the mission who do their best to live and work the characteristics of our core values as we strive to care for ever increasing members of the communities we serve. Understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences.
We believe that diversity and inclusion is critical and promotes our commitment to serving the Durham community.
Breast Feeding Coordinator
Provides professional, nutritional services for women, infants and children who are enrolled in the Lincoln Community Health Center’s (LCHC’s) WIC Program including main site and satellite clinics. Provides individual client nutrition and diet counseling, assesses nutritional needs using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, dietary and socioeconomic information to develop a nutrition care plan. Client base can range from low risk to high-risk cases. Leads breastfeeding team by managing the breastfeeding peer counselor program and communicates with lactation consultants from outside agencies to coordinate services.
Work requires specialized knowledge in fundamental dietetics, behavior change theory and nutrition through the life cycle. Skillful application of this knowledge is required in counseling clients from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and who have uncomplicated or well-managed health issues. Ability to maintain rapport with clients. Demonstration of critical thinking as applied to practice of clinical dietetics and WIC Program guidelines. Needs to be comfortable receiving and carrying out directions from a multi-tiered agency system including Nutrition Services Branch.
Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education, approved program in Dietetics, or Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education with a bachelor’s degree in any subject area from an accredited four-year college or university, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university.
Successful completion of the North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program. International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) preferred.
Maintain 20 hours of continuing education in breastfeeding every 5 years.
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