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Lactation Consultant - PRN - Atrium Health Union

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Monroe, NC, United States
Job ID: 65349
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 7a-7p
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11081005630902-Lactation Center


Atrium Health Union is a 182-bed hospital in Monroe, NC, providing comprehensive emergency services and specialty medical care. The campus offers a variety of medical services, including a day surgery center, cancer treatment center, long-term care facility, behavioral health center, specialty care clinics, a community wellness and outreach program, a women and children’s center, interventional heart program and physician practices. Over the past 15-plus years our hospital has been serving the Monroe area, and we have worked to add new services and more specialized physicians and programs to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community.



Serves as an expert in the management of complex lactation issues. Responsible for educating and assisting mothers of Brenner infants in breastfeeding basics and helps resolve problems for breastfeeding mothers who experience difficulties. Educates staff to assist with breastfeeding consultations and maintains breastfeeding resources. Maintains breastfeeding statistics and participates in related outcomes research. Also collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the nutritional care and prevention of complications for pediatric patients related to breastfeeding.


Graduation from an accredited college/university with Bachelor's degree in Administration, Nutrition, or Nursing. Prior experience in a neonatal intensive care or pediatric unit as an IBCLC preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred.


Current IBCLC certification or eligible to sit for exam. If not currently certified, must apply to sit for the exam at the next scheduled application date. CPR certification required.


1. Provides consultation in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to mothers of patients in the management of breastfeeding to promote optimal patient outcomes.

2. Educates staff and complex breastfeeding management.

3. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary care team in monitoring breastfeeding progress of mothers and modifying the plan of care to promote optimal outcomes.

4. Maintains breastfeeding statistics for Brenner Children's Hospital.

5. Develops policies and procedures as needed for Lactation Consultant services, breastfeeding equipment and resources and participates in performance and quality improvement activities and outcomes projects.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrates ability to successfully counsel and assist mothers with breastfeeding skills Ability to develop educational programs for families and staff Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing Ability to maintain effective relationships with medical and nursing staff, employees and the public

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Possible exposure to infectious and contagious diseases Subject to many interruptions and stressful conditions Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances Moderate noise environment