Lactation Specialist

Employer
The Judge Group
Location
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Closes
Aug 02, 2021
Ref
2309177554
Specialty
Lactation
Position Type
Specialist
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
For Profit
Location: Allentown, PA
Description: Looking for a RN or LPN who has a passion for OBGYN, Breastfeeding and an understanding of latching. This candidate must be willing work independently and comfortable taking initiative when managing the program by themselves.

Shift: Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Responsibilities:
  • Functions as a member of the practice clinical care delivery team to provide selected clinical care to patients in the direction of an RN, or provider.
  • Focuses on the needs and concerns of the breastfeeding mother and infant(s). Advocates for the breastfeeding family in preventing, recognizing, and resolving breastfeeding difficulties while promoting improved breastfeeding outcomes.
  • Participates in the coordination of lactation follow-up office visits and education
  • Functions as a member of the care delivery team to assist the provider and nurse as needed and directed.
  • Acts as a resource to clinical staff for breastfeeding issues. Identifies actual or potential patient risks and communicates those risks to the licensed nurse or provider upon recognition.
  • Completes vital signs on patients after completing the vital sign competency assessment.
  • Gives phone advice and administers selected medications to patients after completion of required education and mentoring.
  • Plans, implements, evaluates, and educates all levels of office personnel within pediatric specialty on lactation updates.
  • Provides direct and indirect care for designated patients as appropriate and as assigned.
  • Serves as a clinical expert and consultant in the care of the breastfeeding family.
  • Records information in the patient's medical record, billing and other systems in a timely manner using approved formats.
  • Communicates and documents consultations.
  • Coordinates scheduling of diagnostic test(s), as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Valid LPN or RN license in the state of PA.
  • Minimum 3 years Work in an office based medical practice.
  • Demonstrates respect for the right of patients and their families.
  • Background of consultation, advanced knowledge in the care and education of breastfeeding
  • Knowledge of breastfeeding learning principles.
  • Competency in managed care process and understanding of referrals, prior authorizations, and insurer requirements.
  • BLS - Basic Life Support - (Upon Hire)
  • IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - (Upon Hire)

All interested and qualified candidates can send their resumes to njordan@judge.com for a direct contact or apply directly via the link below.
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Contact: njordan@judge.com
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