LCMC Health offers “Career Jumpstart” program to community

New Orleans, LA – LCMC Health is pleased to offer “Career Jumpstart,” a free five-week program designed to prepare job seekers for clerical positions within the medical field. Career Jumpstart classes are designed to foster participants’ professional development and to improve their technical skills (which are easily transferrable to other industries and positions). This program is made possible with the support of the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF).

“LCMC Health is committed to investing in our community through this exciting program,” said Greg Feirn, CEO, LCMC Health. “Our hospital system serves the healthcare needs of the community, and the ability to foster a stronger and more skilled work environment and better opportunities is just as valuable.”

Career Jumpstart takes a blended learning approach, offering both small-group classroom sessions and self-paced online classes. At the end of the program, participants can expect to have gained knowledge and skills in communication, career growth, customer service, time management, conflict resolution, professional presence, and basic computer skills. The computer skills training is designed to prepare participants to take the Microsoft Word Certification exam.

This program will be offered weekly starting Tuesday, April 23, 2018, with classes held in University Medical Center’s Conference Center, 2000 Canal Street, through May 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. There is limited space available, and beginning Wednesday, March 14, 2018, those interested can apply by searching “Career Jumpstart” via

To be considered for the program, participants must be eligible for work in the United States, have a completed resume, and must possess a GED, High School diploma or equivalent. They must also successfully complete a background check and drug screen. While not necessary, it is recommended that participants also have basic computer skills, possess a positive attitude, and be highly motivated to seek employment. Qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview to determine who will be selected for the program. LCMC Health is offering an information session regarding Career Jumpstart at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at University Medical Center, Conference Center Room C. Attendance is not required to apply. Those interested can also email Hope Owens, the program’s coordinator, at