RN Lactation Specialist - Rex Lactation
Company: UNC Health Care
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Description Become part of an inclusive organization with over
40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health
and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Our Perinatal
Services Department is comprised of Lactation Consultants,
Perinatal Educators, Birth Certificate Registrars, Car Seat
Technician and a Newborn Screening Coordinator. Our services
include breastfeeding support, pregnancy and parenting classes,
completion and filing of birth certificates with the local and
state departments of Vital Statistics, infant safety seat checks
and State mandated infant screening. Our team consists of
Registered Nurses, Educators, Child Passenger Safety Technician and
Administrative staff who are committed to delivering high quality
and compassionate care with a family centered approach.
Summary:Lactation Specialist assesses patient breastfeeding needs
and implements a plan of care to provide for adequate infant
nutrition through education, support and assistance. Collaborates
with healthcare team members to provide patient, staff and
community education and support. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Adheres to hospital infection control policies for Women's and
Children's Services including handwashing, nails, jewelry, and
dress code. Demonstrates proper response to hospital codes and
alerts according to policies.
2. Integrates knowledge, evidence-based practice and assessment
skills with providing holistic support and care for breastfeeding
families. Educates women, families, and the community about
breastfeeding and human lactation through teaching prenatal and
post-natal breastfeeding classes. Provides evidence-based
information to mothers and health professionals regarding
medication usage during breastfeeding.
3. Assists health care team in maintaining their current knowledge
base and competency with breastfeeding.
4. Supports mothers after discharge by providing telephone and
outpatient consultation to resolve breastfeeding issues. Encourages
families to make informed decisions regarding the feeding of their
children by providing evidence-based information that is free of
5. Collaborates with team members to determine daily assignments
and completion of work in a timely manner. Works collaboratively
and interdependently with other members of the health care team to
establish and communicate the patient's plan of care.
6. Documents all consults and orders properly and efficiently in
the electronic medical record. Recognizes differences of opinion
and supports parents informed decisions. Encourages, promotes and
participates in yearly departmental goals and initiatives. Educates
women about the value of breastmilk and option to pump if
Other InformationOther information:
* Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or
* Must have RN License & LBCLC. Certification as an International
Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) required.
* IBCLC;RN NC LIC;BCLS
Professional Experience Requirements:
* Minimum of three (3) years in clinical practice preferred. One
year in obstetrical or neonatal nursing preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
* Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and
communicate clinical information, technical procedures, and health
care issues. Ability to effectively present information to adult
learners. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive
inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive
speeches and presentations on controversial topics to public
groups. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions. Ability to
calculate figures and amounts such as discounts. Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
valid conclusions. Ability to implement critical thinking.
Job DetailsLegal Employer: NCHEALTHEntity: UNC REX Healthcare
Organization Unit: Rex Lactation Work Type: Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week: 8.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job:
US:NC:RaleighExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Raleigh , RN Lactation Specialist - Rex Lactation, Healthcare , Raleigh, North Carolina
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