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
- Oversees and coordinates lactating patients' needs by providing
up-to-date and accurate information and appropriate lactation
applying age specific knowledge relevant to the care of the
- Prioritizes services to inpatients as determined by: 2%
A. First time breast feeding mothers
B. Breastfeeding problems/concerns identified by the nursing
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.
- Develops and implements protocols and standards of care for
breastfeeding mother in collaboration with the Medical Staff and
- Precepts new employees, nursing students and resource for
maternal and newborn staff
- 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
8 Maintains appropriate consultation documentation and
9 Provides information for access to breastfeeding equipment and
appropriate to the lactating mother and breastfeeding
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.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Missouri
Nursing Diploma or Associates in Nursing Required.
BSN or completion of BSN within 5 years of hire date is
Certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultant
One Year Experience working with lactating women and
Self-motivated and can function independently.
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.
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.
- 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
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
(Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously:
The most significant of duties are included, but this does not
exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental
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
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.
As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy
communities in the region through our commitment to high quality,
safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of
We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were
members of our family.
We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of
the common good.
We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and
We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and
FACES - Friendly - Available - Caring - Efficient - Safe
Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and
effective communication with internal and external customers.