Lactation Consultant - Atrium Health - Albemarle - FT
Albemarle, NC, United States
Job ID: 73907
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 29741017240504-Administration - Operations
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.
- 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.
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.