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Lactation Consultant - Levine Children's Hospital

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 117304
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 7a-7p, 10a-10p, weekdays, weekends.
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005030923-LCH Lactation Services

Overview

Two 12 hour shifts per week, either 7a-7p or 10a-10p, weekdays or weekends as needed.  Certification or pending examination results by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners required. At least 2 years experience in breastfeeding and human lactation preferred. 

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) has taken the community to another level of service to provide care for the growing population of children in our region.  At 247 beds, LCH is the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington DC.  It serves high acuity patients as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health and offers a full complement of over 125 pediatric subspecialists in over 30 different pediatric specialties.  We have 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including Cardiac ICU), an 85-bed Level IV NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation floor.  Levine Children’s Hospital is also Charlotte’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, staffed by doctors trained in pediatric emergency medicine.  LCH has successfully ranked as a Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years.  Additionally, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital have earned Magnet re-designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet designated health care organizations showcase excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes.  
 

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. BLS for pediatrics and adults required per policy guidelines.