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Lactation Consultant (RN) Per Diem

UC Davis Health
Sacramento County, California
Closing date
Aug 7, 2022

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Position Type
Per Diem
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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Department Description The department is made up of the University Birthing Suites and Women's Pavilion. The Women's Pavilion cares for a wide variety of female medical surgical patients (i.e., trauma, surgical oncology, urology, gynecology), as well as postpartum, antepartum, and newborns. The University Birthing Suites is a comprehensive labor and delivery unit with the ability to care for high-risk women throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period. Candidates for this position will be trained to care for women in all areas of the University Birthing Suites and Women's Pavilion.

Job Summary

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Salary Range


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Appointment Type

Per Diem

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7pm - 7am or 7am - 7pm


Main Hospital



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Benefits Eligible




Provides individual patient consultations related to breastfeeding to post-partum mothers in the inpatient setting; provides and updates patient education materials, policies and procedures related to breastfeeding; provides staff education services, disseminates research / clinical findings to professional staff; collaborates with outpatient lactation support services and outpatient clinics; supports employee and community lactation services.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum one year paid experience as a lactation consultant.
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Possession of a current California RN license.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Knowledge of current trends in nursing.
  • Commitment to excellence in patient care.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates accountability and professionalism.
  • Adapts to change in a positive, professional and productive manner.
  • Knowledge of legal implications in clinical practice and documentation.
  • Knowledge of performance improvement and evidence-based practice.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • CPR Certification.
  • NRP Certification.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Special Requirements
  • References reflect an overall meets or exceeds.
  • Ability to work overtime, float to other areas and work weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to safely lift 25 lbs. and assist in moving patients, and stand on feet over extended periods.
  • This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
  • The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

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