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Lactation Consultant (RN), Mother/Baby

Employer
Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.
Location
Lexington, Kentucky
Closing date
May 16, 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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Job Description:

Part-time, Days

The Lactation Consultant is a member of the Mother/Baby nursing team and is responsible for educating and supporting mothers who plan to breastfeed, monitoring of infants at risk for delayed breastfeeding, and assisting the mother/infant pair with feeding and bonding. Responsibilities include staff education, assisting with departmental policy and procedure development and evaluation, monitoring outcomes related to breast-feeding and infant nutrition and participation in continuing education and professional development activities. As a clinical nurse, this individual spends majority of his/her time (> 50%) coordinating, ensuring and providing direct patient care activities on the unit through: provision of nursing rounds, assessments and treatments; facilitating admission, transfer and discharge activities; provision of patient and family-centered education; care coordination and individualized treatment planning as applicable, etc.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, and Licensures Required:

Graduate from a nursing school with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in nursing

Has a minimum of 2 years nursing experience in maternal child care.

Current RN licensure to work in Kentucky

Adequate hours in lactation education to sit for Lactation Certification Exam IBCLC

If you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!

Employees will be expected to comply with Baptist Health's infectious disease and vaccination policies, which include but may not be limited to compliance with BHS' mandatory vaccination policies for influenza and COVID unless reasonable accommodations are needed under applicable law

Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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