Lactation Educator RN

Employer
CHI Health Saint Elizabeth Reg Med Ctr
Location
Lincoln County, Nebraska
Posted
Oct 12, 2021
Closes
Oct 30, 2021
Ref
2502505624
Specialty
Lactation
Position Type
Teacher / Educator
Hours
Full Time
Overview

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That's what you'll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You'll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we'll create healthier, stronger communities

St Elizabeth is a Level III high-risk facility with 11 LDR's + 2 OB ED Beds, 2 OR's, 23 Postpartum rooms, and a 27 bed Level III NICU. Our practitioners include OB/GYN, Family Practice and Nurse Midwives. Our facility offers resources to OB Hospitalists, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Neonatology experts, and anesthesiology access 24/7. In addition, we offer neonatal transport services.

Responsibilities

* Coordinates care of postpartum patients who are nursing through visits to individual patients; helps nursing mothers with potential/actual problems; is available for follow-up phone calls for support and guidance; works in close consultation with staff teaching patients.
* Acts as a resource person for staff caring for patients. Acts as a communication link between Maternal Child staff.

* Provides education to new mothers about breastfeeding as well as sharing knowledge with all maternal child areas.

* Provides backup support to appropriate areas, including Maternal Child Health, NICU and Childbirth Education, within the scope of license

* Complies with internal and external regulations, policies and procedures; identifies areas of noncompliance and assists in resolution. Demonstrates leadership in achieving nursing division goals and supports Shared Governance structure.

* Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in meetings, inservice programs, continuing education programs, and fulfills yearly requirements as stated by policy. Assists in the orientation of new staff and participates in Quality Improvement activities.

* Maintains a professional attitude with patients, visitors, and other hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient and other hospital information.

* Maintains compliance with established, departmental, and organizational policies, procedures, and objectives concerning quality improvement, safety, and environmental conditions and infection.

* Acknowledges the value of multicultural traditions and demonstrates this when caring for clients.

* Contributes to planning for use of physical, human, and capital budget fiscal resources.

* Assess patient's pain and establishes an acceptable pain level. Responds and intervenes to verbal and non-verbal pain

* Participates in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

Qualifications

Preferred: Completion of a nursing program in an accredited institution.

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in nursing, nursing/health care administration, or related field.

Required: Registered Nurse License in Nebraska or Iowa, Nebraska and Iowa are compact states, so license must be held in the state of your residence.

Board Certified Lactation Consultant- IBCLC required, or progression towards certification to comply with the requirements of the IBCLC Board to include 2500 clinical hours in breast feeding. Certification completion not to exceed 4 years from hire.

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say Professional Level-with AED, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.