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RN - Cert Lactation Consultant (FT) GCE

Employer
Ballad Health
Location
Greeneville, Tennessee
Closing date
May 23, 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
SCOPE OF POSITION
The RN - Certified Lactation Consultant is responsible for providing guidance for lactating clients and directs others in assisting these clients. The Consultant will assist in furthering breastfeeding knowledge by maintaining current information on breastfeeding practices. The Consultant shall serve as a resource and role model for other positions. The Consultant shall provide educational information/classes for prenatal patients and health care professional regarding principles and practices for effective breastfeeding and related activities.

The RN - Certified Lactation Consultant is responsible and accountable for the care of the assigned patients. The Consultant is expected to practice autonomously within the scope of professional standards, the rules, and regulations established by the State Board of Nursing, and knowledge of policies and procedures within Ballad Health. This individual shall demonstrate skill in developing and guiding collaborative collegial practice that delivers safe competent care based on meticulous application of the nursing process. The Consultant will demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of the diverse cultural backgrounds of patients and caregivers. The position involves maintaining current knowledge of evidence based nursing practice and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills in the implementation of all phases of the nursing process. The Consultant will actively participate in patient care quality and performance improvement through data collections and implementation of identified action plans. The Consultant shall serve as a professional role model as a caregiver, mentor, teacher, and resource for peers and other providers.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
See Table of Organization.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduate from an accredited Nursing program. Minimum two years experience working with childbearing families or maternal health nursing. Must be able to completed job related competencies as deemed necessary to the performance of the RN role in the nursing department of employment.
Valid and active RN licensure in appropriate state
Valid and active IBCLC certification (or obtain within one year of employment) required
Valid and active CLS, CLS, or CBS certification in lactation support required if pending IBCLC
AHA BLS required

Compensation

Location and Work Requirements
Work Schedule:8 AM to 5 PMShift:DayOn Call:YesWeekends:NoTravel Required:Local Travel
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