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RN- Lactation Center

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: CHESTERFIELD
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Need to have passed IBCLC boards.

The Lactation Consultant is a specialist educated to focus on the needs and concerns of the mother and baby in order to prevent, recognize and solve breast feeding difficulties. The Lactation Consultant provides ongoing educational updates to the physician and nursing staff. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values.

 

Principle Accountabilties:     % of Time Spent

 

1.     Oversees and coordinates lactating patients’ needs by providing                                80%

up-to-date and accurate information and appropriate lactation assistance,

applying age specific knowledge relevant to the care of the patient.

                                               

2.     Prioritizes services to inpatients as determined by:                                                     2%

A.    First time breast feeding mothers

B.    Breastfeeding problems/concerns identified by the nursing staff,

physician or mother.

C.    Mothers whose baby is in SCN.

D.    Consultation requested by physician.

E.    Round on other breast feeding mothers as time permits.

 

3.     Develops and implements protocols and standards of care for assisting                       1%

breastfeeding mother in collaboration with the Medical Staff and Maternal

Child Managers.           

4.     Precepts new employees, nursing students and resource for                                    2%

maternal and newborn staff

 

5.     Conducts follow-up telephone calls to breastfeeding mothers who had lactation         2%

             problems while in the hospital.

                                                                                      

6      Answers the Lactation Center phone calls and maintains records of phone calls,        2%

refer to MD if needed.                                       

           

7      Provides consultation on an outpatient basis as a continuum of care for the                2%

breastfeeding patient.  Maintains records of visits including assessment, actions, recommendations, and referrals to physicians when needed.                             

                       

8      Maintains appropriate consultation documentation and statistics.                                 2%

 

9      Provides information for access to breastfeeding equipment and devices                    1%

appropriate to the lactating mother and breastfeeding infant.                  

                       

10   Evaluates products related to lactation and makes recommendations regarding          1%

their benefits to the lactating women.                                                                 

           

11   Maintains knowledge of current lactation practice. Participates in professional

organization for lactation.   Participates in promotion of lactation in the community       2%             

       

12   Provides support and a positive environment for St. Luke’s employees who                 1%

wish to continue breastfeeding when returning to work.              

                       

13   Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.                                            2%

 

Total 100%

 


Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Missouri Required.

Nursing Diploma or Associates in Nursing Required.

BSN or completion of BSN within 5 years of hire date is required.



1.     Certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)

2.     One Year Experience working with lactating women and breastfeeding infants.

3.     Self-motivated and can function independently.

4.     The patient care provided will take into consideration the specific age related needs of the patient. The Lactation Consultant provides patient care to the adult population.

5.     Current certification in a Basic Life Support required or course will need to be completed during orientation classes, prior to working on the nursing divisions. 

6.     Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program

 

COMPETENCY WILL BE VALIDATED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS.  STANDARDS DENOTING AN ANNUAL OR MORE FREQUENT COMPETENCY VALIDATION ARE LOCATED IN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE.  COMPLETION OF HOSPITAL SAFETY PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED ANNUALLY.  PARTICIPATION IN A BLS, IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS.



 

Employee is required to walk continuously and sit occasionally. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20lbs.) medium (21-50lbs.) load occasionally and heavy (50lbs+) load frequently.

Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs. with assistance.

Employee is frequently required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to do simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and CRT terminal work. Verbal and cognitive ability, as well as motor coordination and manual dexterity are required. Speech, hearing, and near-visual acuity are required. Employee is frequently exposed to blood borne pathogens.

 

(Occasionally:  1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)

 

The most significant of duties are included, but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.

 

Job Relationships: Brief descriptions of the types of interactions that occur for this job.

 

Takes direction from:    Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager

Provides direction to:     Nursing Staff

Supervised by:              Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager


MISSION

Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.

Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.

 

VISION

As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized services.

 

CORE VALUES

Human Dignity

We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.

 

Compassion

We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.

 

Justice

We honor each person’s rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.

 

Excellence

We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement.

 

Stewardship

We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.

 

FACES - Friendly - Available - Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield , RN- Lactation Center, Other , CHESTERFIELD, Missouri

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