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Lactation Consultant Nurse

Company: NCH Healthcare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

The Lactation Consultant Nurse is responsible for providing high-quality lactation support and services to breastfeeding mothers and infants, both inpatient and outpatient. This includes educating patients, families, and the community on the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as developing feeding plans for a range of infants from the normal newborn to the complex neonate. The Nurse works closely with the Birth Center, Newborn and Intensive Care Nurseries, Pediatrics, OB and Family Practice to ensure continuity of care for patients. The Nurse also acts as a mentor to nursing staff and healthcare learners to promote evidence-based clinical practice and supports breastfeeding skills in the mother-infant dyad.

  • Provide lactation support and services to breastfeeding mothers/infants
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide continuity of care upon discharge of patients
  • Evaluates results of care using accepted outcome criteria, revises the plan accordingly, and refers to the provider when needed
  • Acts as a professional leader and development role model in professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills Qualifications:
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Minimum of Associate degree (BSN preferred)
    • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida
    • At least 2+ years' Obstetrics nursing experience
    • Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification from the American Heart Association required
    • Certification as a Lactation Consultant through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC) or certification as a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor) or CBC (Certified Breastfeeding Counselor) required
    • Bilingual in Spanish or Creole preferred
    • Knowledge, skills and abilities in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows
    • Excellent teaching, verbal, and written communication skills essential

Keywords: NCH Healthcare, St. Louis , Lactation Consultant Nurse, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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