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Lactation Consultant- Atrium Health Cleveland- PRN

Shelby, NC, United States
Job ID: 65714
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11111004930902-Lactation Center

Overview

Shift Details: PRN Variable

Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby is a 241-bed hospital serving greater Cleveland County, NC, and the surrounding region. We were the first Level III trauma center in NC, offering advanced emergency care.

We strive every day to bring advanced care to the community. We also believe in serving the community outside our hospital walls, as evidenced by our commitment to health education, and through our contributions to organizations such as United Way and Relay for Life.

The Labor and Delivery Unit at Atrium Health Cleveland has 8 labor rooms, 3 triage rooms, 1 OR suite and 1 PACU bed, while the Mother Baby Unit has 19 rooms for couplet care, antepartum, GYN surgery, pediatrics and 5 Special Care Nursery beds for newborns that need a higher level of care. We serve our patient population alongside a highly skilled team of physicians, midwives, pediatric hospitalists and anesthesiologists. Our exceptional group of teammates “bring it home” for our patients daily. We offer specific education to assist our new graduate nurses and certifications courses to enhance the experience of experienced team members. The ideal candidate for our team is caring, compassionate, flexible, and has strong critical thinking and assessment skills.

Job Summary

Participates as an essential member of the healthcare team providing clinical lactation therapy for patients. Serves as a clinical resource person for physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in order to promote optimal patient care and assists in the marketing of lactation services to professional and non-professional consumers.



Essential Functions

  • Makes lactation rounds as needed to meet the clinical lactation needs of breastfeeding inpatients.
  • Conducts independent assessments of the breastfeeding mother and baby (inpatient and/or outpatient setting).
  • Designs, implements and evaluates individualized plans of care to meet patient needs.
  • Coordinates lactation management with the staff.
  • Provides outpatient clinical assistance for breastfeeding difficulties which includes an appropriate care plan and communication with referring physicians.
  • Evaluates breastfeeding educational materials and products on an ongoing basis.
  • Develops lactation curriculum and teaches breastfeeding classes for the patient education department.
  • Consults with physicians or midwives to advise on special breastfeeding problems.
  • Provides inservices for new and existing staff in the field of breastfeeding and human lactation.
  • Appropriately documents interactions with patients (inpatients and/or outpatients).
  • Assists in development of policies, procedures and standards consistent with current trends/literature.
  • Keeps updated on current issues and best practice standards in breastfeeding and human lactation by attending workshops and reading pertinent periodicals, journals and books.

     

Physical Requirements

 

Work requires walking, standing, sitting, reaching, and bending. Must have the ability to speak clearly and be easily understood. Visual acuity and acute hearing are required. Must be able to lift 20 pounds of weight.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Certification or pending examination results by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners required. Maintains re-certification and continuing education as required by IBLCE. At least 2 years experience in breastfeeding and human lactation preferred. Bachelor's Degree preferred. RN Licensure preferred. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) for pediatrics and adults from AHA is required.