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Registered Nurse (RN) / Per Diem - Lactation Center

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Replacement of RN per diem


Work where every moment matters.


Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Hartford Hospital’s lactation team offers inpatient bedside consultations on the postpartum unit as well immediately after delivery when ordered by a provider.

Additionally, the team offers virtual follow up appointments as scheduled when inpatient or if one calls for lactation assistance. The team is available to see outpatients in the hospital exam/consultation rooms Monday – Friday. Furthermore, the team runs a free weekly Breastfeeding Support Group and moderates the Hartford Health Care Facebook Breastfeeding Support Group.


Job Summary:

Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant nurses provide direct lactation support and education to patients and staff to ensure that a high quality, cost effective service is delivered. Advanced Practitioners are responsible for providing comprehensive, advanced, and specialized health services across the continuum of the patient’s lactation experience. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively with the Labor and Delivery, Maternity, and Women's Health and Ambulatory Health Services staff, Obstetrics and Pediatric providers. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Bedside consultations that include advanced assessment for complex patients and their plan of care to achieve the desired patient outcome
  • Competency in the use and teaching of alternative feeding methods
  • Assistance with teaching staff annual breastfeeding competencies
  • Student education for a variety of disciplines, nursing and medical.
  • Partnerships with health care resources within our organization
  • Conducts research related to breastfeeding and lactation
  • Representation of the Lactation Team at local community events
  • Uses resources effectively and efficiently to achieve pt. goals
  • Models quality customer service and willingness to service all
  • Communicates well with staff and documentation in EPIC
  • Facilitates referral to the outpatient Breastfeeding Resources
  • Flexibility in weekly scheduling and adjusting staffing needs to accommodate the high intensity and fast paced work environment


Reports to: Lactation Program Manager





  • Current Connecticut RN License.
  • Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant credential  is required
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school ASN required, BSN preferred.
  •  BLS certification by the American Heart Association

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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