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Lactation Consultant - Obstetrics

Requisition ID:

20154670

Business Unit:

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Location:

Bridgeport, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 32
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.



Job Summary:
• Provides lactation care and instruction to breastfeeding mothers and infants. Serves as a lactation-related clinical resource, educator, and mentor.


Responsibilities:
• Performs initial and on-going assessments of patients' lactation goals and

  issues. Instructs and demonstrates proper techniques and promotes the

  importance of breastfeeding.
• Identifies the need for standard patient teaching plans and assists with their

  development.
• Acts as a liaison to staff and physicians when addressing needs associated

  with breastfeeding.
• Contributes to the development of data tools to monitor and improve

  outcomes.
• Offers and facilitates pre & postnatal education to the childbearing community.
• Assesses, evaluates newborns to validate they are all receiving nutritional

  needs.
• Serves as lactation education for staff RNs, MDs, CNMs and the like.
• Participates in data collection for regulatory bodies.
• Other Duties as assigned
• Reflects ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice (2015), ANA Code of

  Ethics (2015), and ANA Social Policy Statement (2015).

Qualifications

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

• Required Credential(s):
• Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Connecticut Department of

  Public Health obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
• One or more of the following:
• Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association

  (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
• Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained

  prior to hire date or job transfer date.
• Certified Certification specializing in Neonatal Resuscitation credentialed from

  the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) obtained prior to hire date or job

  transfer date.
• Certified Certification specializing in Neonatal Resuscitation credentialed from

  the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job

  transfer date.
• Preferred Credential(s):
• Certified Certification specializing in Lactation credentialed from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).


Education:
• Associates Degree in Nursing Required, BSN Preferred.

Work Experience:

• Baby Friendly Experience Preferred.



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