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Job Title: Lactation Serv Spec

Company: Good Samaritan Hospital

City/State: Suffern, NY

Category: Nursing/Nursing Management

Department: Lactation

Position: Per Diem

Hours: Varied

Shift: Day

Req #: 14360

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Lactation Consultant is responsible for supporting and promoting breast feeding for the mother and baby dyad and for facilitating lactation services support and education for breast feeding mothers and their infants as well as education and support for maternity staff working with the post-partum mother-baby dyad.

Responsibilities:

Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care of the mother and baby breastfeeding dyad. Provides breastfeeding education, support, and counseling to both inpatient and outpatient nursing mother-baby couplets requiring or seeking breastfeeding assistance. Provides daily bedside lactation rounds. Teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes. Facilitates monthly breastfeeding support group. Maintains relevant breastfeeding educational materials for patients and staff and annually review breastfeeding policy. Conducts daily follow-up phone calls to discharged patients experiencing breastfeeding issues. Facilitates annual staff breastfeeding education and competencies. Collects & reports breastfeeding data required by New York State DOH. Maintains Joint Commission core measures for breastfeeding in policy and practice. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements:

Experience:

Three years of Lactation Consultant experience.

Education:

BSN preferred.

Licenses / Certifications:

Current NYS nursing license required Current IBCLC Certified Current BLS/NRP Certification

Other:

If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.