Lactation Consultant/RN PRN - Childbirth Center
Company: Hendricks Regional Health
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Job Summary : Seeking flexibility to schedule as needed. Minimum
two years lactation consultant experience required. IBCLC
preferred. BSN or willing to complete BSN degree within five years
from hire date. To provide a assistance to the breastfeeding mother
in attaining her individual breastfeeding goals through the
Lactation Consultant's skill in assessment, planning,
implementation, and evaluation; the Lactation Consultant functions
as member of the multi-disciplinary health care team as a manager,
consultant instructor, mentor, and/or preceptor to other
physicians, nurses, health care professionals, and patients and
theirfamilies.Job DescriptionEssential Responsibilities: 1.
Fiscala. Coordinates and/or furnishes through sales or rentals
appropriate supplies and equipment for management of lactation.b.
Uses resources and supplies efficiently; promoting cost saving and
effective use of budget allocation.c. Manages time productively in
the completion of duties and promotes cost saving through
delegating assignments and use of proactive scheduling based on
acuity and census.d. Attends product and practice change education
and applies such to promote non-salary cost saving.2. Qualitya.
Identifies, analyzes, and formulates a plan of prevention and
intervention that results in the attainment of the breastfeeding
mother's individual goals.b. Participates in continuous quality
improvement activities including, but not limited to, meaningful
use, value based purchasing, application of regulatory measures,
work redesign and nurse sensitive indicators.and implements
investigations on issues related to lactation management.c.
Utilizes current research findings in practice as evidenced by at
least annual review of current unit policies, procedures and
protocols related to the management of the breast feeding couplet
and breast milk collection and storage guidelines.d. Assesses,
plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of nursing care and
applies constructive intervention to advance the practice of
professional nursing practice as it relates to the nursing
couplet.e. Demonstrates critical thinking, ability to multitask,
and provide complete documentation per unit and Hospital standards
including critical situations and events.3. Patient Satisfactiona.
Assist families to obtain information, education and clinical
lactation consultation assistance in breastfeeding related
services.b. Conducts/oversees contents and teaching of the
breastfeeding preparation classes for expectant and post partum
patients. This may include ongoing support groups for parents post
discharge.c. Facilitates proper latch-on and frequency of nursing
of the breastfeeding couplet in a therapeutic environment.d.
Assists mothers with common breastfeeding problems; facilitates
increased duration of breastfeeding: facilitates successful
breastfeeding experiences.4. Patient Safetya. Incorporates safe
patient care practices into daily routines including, but not
limited to, fall prevention, safe patient mobilization, medication
administration, and patient identification prior to care.b.
Assesses counsels and supports with lactation problems.c. Provides
support for breast milk suppression for the formula feeding mother
including determination of mother-baby nutritional success with
milk suppressions and formula feeding, anticipatory guidance,
interventions to support success of couplet, and client/family
education.d. Provides information and support for the mother of
multiples.5. Professional Growtha. Maintains knowledge and
expertise in lactation skills and serves as a department expert.b.
Acts as a role model and preceptor to communicate, implement and
support unit objectives and standards as they relate to the nursing
couplet.c. Shares clinical expertise by conducting formal and
informal in-service programs.d. Coordinates and/or conducts
orientation and continuing education inservices on various topics
related to lactation management and equipment to staff and/or
health care professionals.e. Maintains licensure and actively seeks
opportunity for growth in such areas as certification, Hospital
clinical advancement programs, advanced degree, and nursing shared
leadership and council opportunities. 6. Customer Servicea.
Initiates and receives referrals from physicians and patients,
coordinates the counseling of the nursing couplet as a co-dependent
unit, and communicates with physicians and staff the plans of care
formulated with the mother-baby couplet.b. Serves as
Clinic/Outreach Consultant : provide early interventions , ongoing
counseling, and management of short-term and long-term lactation
dysfunctions in association with obstetrician and/or pediatrician.
This may involve telephone, office or home visit counseling of the
breastfeeding couplet.c. Meets Hospital identified customer service
standards; addresses ethical issues, and promotes commitment to
co-workers.d. Exhibits excellent guest relations to patients,
visitors, physicians and co- workers; shows courtesy, compassion
and respect; conforms to Service Excellence requirements. This
position requires communication and interaction with the public,
co-workers, administrators, contacts from other hospitals, schools
and/or other departments.Please note this job description is not
designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for
this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any
time with or without notice. Education and Experience Required: 1.
RN graduate of accredited school of Nursing2. Minimum of 2 years
experience in counseling breastfeeding mothers required.Mandatory
Licensure/Certifications: 1. Valid, current RN Indiana license. 2.
Clinical Lactation Consultant training and/or International Board
Certified Lactation Consultant certificate. 3. BLS certification;
may obtain upon hire.Work Shift : Varied Shifts (United States of
America)Scheduled Weekly Hours : 0
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