Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SWLAHEC) in collaboration with the LA Office of Public Health has an opening for (1) Nurse Home Visitor in Jefferson-Davis Parish.

NFP Nurse Home Visitors:  Must possess a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing and 2 years of professional nursing experience.

Substitutions:  A baccalaureate degree in nursing may be substituted for one year of the required experience.  A Master’s degree in Nursing or Public Health may be substituted for an additional year of the required experience.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to SWLAHEC Director of Public Health Support, contracts@swlahec.com or fax to 337-478-0124.

If you have questions about this position, please contact the MIECHV Statewide Nurse Consultant, Cindy Hilger, MSN, RN at (318) 545-0136 or Cindy.Hilger@la.gov.

Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center has an opening for a full time Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Regional Coordinator in the Lake Charles area. This Regional MCH Coordinator works in the regional Office of Public Health (OPH), Bureau of Family Health (BFH) toward improving maternal, infant, and child mortality and morbidity rates.  A crucial role for the position is to identify and maintain active relationships with partners across sectors and work to align them around a shared vision of healthy, injury-free families across Louisiana. The Regional MCH Coordinator is responsible for convening meetings of regional Case Review and Community Action and Advisory Teams. These teams identify health system interventions and policy improvements to develop a comprehensive approach to addressing family health and welfare issues, while recognizing the inter-relatedness of multiple risk factors in prevention planning. A passion for injury prevention, health equity, and public health policy preferred.


  • Extensive experience reading and interpreting medical records a must
  • Must carry a valid RN license
  • Experience in Maternal and Child Health or Public Health nursing
  • Ability to work alone AND on a statewide team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, with particular competency in the Microsoft Office Suite and web browsing
  • Strong self-direction and organization skills
  • Ability to travel and access to a means of reliable transportation

To apply please send cover letter and resume to rosaria.trichilo@la.gov.

Title of the Position:  Registered Dietitian (Region 5 – Lake Charles area)

Full Time: 40 hours/week M-F
Company Name:  Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Name of Contact Person: Greg Cart

How to apply: Email or Fax Resume
Contact Name:  Greg Cart
Contact Fax:  (337) 478-0124.
Contact Email Address: contracts@swlahec.com


Website address to apply https://swlahec.com/

Position Description:   Complete nutrition assessments for WIC participants, nutrition care plans, certifies and recertifies participants, prescribes and prints food packages, reviews/evaluate prescriptions for approval of WIC special formula. Participates in breastfeeding promotions and other WIC sponsored activities throughout the year. Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum qualifications:
    • Registered Dietitian
    • Possession of a permanent La Dietitian/Nutritionist license

For additional information you may contact:

Dan Morel, RD, LDN
Regional Public Health Nutritionist 5
LDH/OPH Southwest Regional Office
Office 337-475-3219

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