RN - Lactation Consultant

The Lactation Consultant is responsible for providing lactation management services to new parents. These functions are performed in accordance with the hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

  • Education:- Graduate of an approved School of Nursing.Experience- Previous experience in maternal-child health nursing.Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. - Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification required. (IBCLC certification preferred) - - Completion of Breastfeeding Continuing Education Program (BCEP) required during employment.Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job.1. Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. Generates creative solutions; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.2. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in-group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.3. Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.4. Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and negligible amount of force frequently. (Frequently: activity or condition exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are considered sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. - 5. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and t