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Lactation Consultant, NICU

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 111231
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531085030920-BCH Intensive Care Nursery


Embark on a rewarding journey as a Lactation Consultant (full time, Days) in our NICU Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. Join our compassionate team and make a lasting impact by providing specialized care to our tiniest patients and their families. 


Position Highlights: 


  • Shift Schedule:  Full time, Days, (4x-week) plus weekend rotation 
  • Department: NICU
  • Location:  Brenner Children’s Hospital Birth Center 


What We Offer: 

  • Generous PTO: Accrue up to 25 days/year, to be used for vacations, sickness, holidays, and personal matters. 
  • Education Reimbursement: We invest in your professional growth, offering up to $2,500 per year towards a bachelor’s degree and up to $5,000 per year towards a graduate degree. 
  • Wellness Incentives: Take advantage of up to $1,350 per year in wellness incentives through our LiveWELL program, prioritizing your well-being. 
  • Parental Benefits: We understand the importance of family, providing six weeks of paid birthing-mother maternity leave and four weeks of paid parental leave. 
  • Retirement: Secure your financial future with up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions. 



What You’ll Need: 


  • Graduation from an accredited college/university with bachelor’s degree in administration, Nutrition, or Nursing. 
  • 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.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.  
  • Prior experience in a neonatal intensive care or pediatric unit as an IBCLC preferred.
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred. 




How You’ll Impact Patient Care: 


Exemplifies expertise in addressing complex lactation challenges. Assumes responsibility for enlightening and supporting mothers of Brenner infants in fundamental breastfeeding techniques and offers guidance in resolving issues faced by mothers encountering breastfeeding difficulties. Additionally, conducts staff training in providing breastfeeding consultations and diligently curates breastfeeding resources. Furthermore, oversees the collection and analysis of breastfeeding statistics and actively contributes to research aimed at enhancing related outcomes. Collaborates seamlessly with the interdisciplinary team in optimizing nutritional care and proactively preventing complications for pediatric patients related to breastfeeding.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

 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 and Birth Center. 

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.



Where You’ll Work: 


Discover an enriching nursing career at Brenner Children's Hospital, nestled in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As part of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center family, you'll collaborate with over 150 full-time pediatric experts across 30+ subspecialties, along with dedicated pediatric surgical specialists. With over 4,500 annual admissions and 21,000 subspecialty visits, your role as a Lactation Consultant will be pivotal in providing exceptional care and making a lasting impact on the lives of children and families in our vibrant community. 


If you are a dedicated lactation consultant looking to make a difference in patient care, we welcome you to be a part of our team in the Birth Center at Brenner Children’s Hospital. Join us and experience the fulfillment of providing exceptional healthcare in a supportive and dynamic environment.  Apply today