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Lactation Consultant - RN

Employer
Rochester General Health System
Location
Rochester, New York
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Discipline
Registered Nurse (RN)
Specialty
Lactation
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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SUMMARY:

As a RN Lactation Consultant, your demonstrated empathy, patience and excellent ability to guide are key in preparing mothers to breastfeed and providing safe care for infants.

STATUS: Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Women's Care - Postpartum

ATTRIBUTES
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2 years experience as a lactation consultant
  • Strong analytical, computer, and communication skills:
  • RN licensed in New York
  • International board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) must be completed within 1 year of hire.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Program Development. Inform about the nutritional and physiological benefits of human milk; assist with decision making; provide anticipatory guidance concerning common problems associated with breastfeeding; describe and encourage good infant rooting, latching and suck-swallow pattern; discuss dietary requirements, medications or other substances which may have an effect on breastfeeding
  • Individualized Care. Provide individualized assistance to mothers with an identified lactation problem
  • Leadership & Collaboration. Collaborate with other health workers in maintaining frequent and regular communication with the breastfeeding dyad; assist with staff education including all aspects of lactation management and clinical issues
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