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Lactation Consultant Registered Nurse

Employer
Inova Health System
Location
Fairfax County, Virginia
Closing date
Mar 10, 2022

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Discipline
Registered Nurse (RN)
Specialty
Lactation
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center, Nonprofit
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Job Description

The Lactation Center at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is seeking a full-time Lactation Consultant. This is a 0.75 FTE position with day and evening hours. Qualified candidates are eligible for a $5,000 sign on bonus!

The Lactation Consultant will see patients at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, located in Fairfax, Virginia. Our team is committed to provide superior, personalized, and compassionate care to our patients, their newborns, and families.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a top-ranked 182-bed acute care community hospital, delivering around 3,200 newborns per year, that serves the rapidly growing suburbs of Northern Virginia. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is committed to providing safe care, excellent service and is continuously striving to improve each patient's unique experience. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital was recently named the Best Hospital for Maternity Care by the US News and World Report.

Current IBCLC certification is strongly preferred.

The Inova Registered Nurse
  • Provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Conducts all patient care in a patient and family-centered manner. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education.
  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
  • Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment, and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. Determines process for delivery of care from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration.
  • Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice. Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving.
Benefits
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive paid time off (PTO) accruals that increases with tenure
  • Seven annual holidays in addition to your PTO
  • Competitive 401k match
  • Educational assistance
  • Relocation assistance available for qualified candidates
  • Free parking for all Inova team members at all Inova locations
Requirements
  • A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting
  • Education: BSN or MSN or
If Associates Degree RN-Within 6 months of start date, meet with nurse leader:
  • Identify which Accredited School the employee plans to attend
  • Submit a review of transcript from the school indicating the required pre-requisites and timeline for taking the courses
  • Provide a written plan with anticipated BSN completion date.
Complete BSN within 24 months of start date
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider Certification from the American Heart Association required
  • RN licensed, or eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a RN
  • Proficient in English, strong verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal skill and the ability to display a caring demeanor towards others. Proficient computer skills required.
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About Us

Inova is Northern Virginia's leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare - every time, every touch - to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova's 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.

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