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Consultant Lactation RN

Employer
Midland Health
Location
Midland County, Texas
Closing date
Aug 7, 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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The RN, with a focus on patient safety, is required to function within the

parameters of the legal scope of practice and in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws;

rules and regulations; and policies, procedures and guidelines of the employing health care

institution or practice setting. The RN functions under his or her own license and assumes

accountability and responsibility for quality of care provided to patients and their families

according to the standards of nursing practice. The RN demonstrates responsibility for

continued competence in nursing practice, and develops insight through reflection, self-analysis,

self-care, and lifelong learning. This RN will meet the needs of patients (inpatient or outpatient)

requiring education, assistance, and/or guidance related to breastfeeding.

SHIFT AND SCHEDULE

Full Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

Complete a comprehensive assessment. This includes the initial and ongoing, extensive

collection, analysis and interpretation of data.

Synthesize the data collected during the comprehensive assessment to identify problems,

make nursing diagnoses, and to formulate goals, teaching plans and outcomes.

Implement the plan of care. The RN may begin, deliver, assign or delegate certain

interventions within the plan of care for patients within legal, ethical, and regulatory

parameters and in consideration of health restoration, disease prevention, wellness, and

promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Evaluate and report patient outcomes and responses to therapeutic interventions in

comparison to benchmarks from evidence-based practice and research findings, and plans

any follow-up care and referrals to appropriate resources that may be needed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

An associates degree (ADN) or diploma in nursing is required. A Bachelor of Science in

Nursing (BSN) degree is preferred. Our aim is that MMH nurses are prepared at the BSN

level. We are committed to support your pursuit of a BSN education. A BSN and

certification in clinical area of expertise will be required to advance within the clinical

nurse professional practice ladder.

Current State of Texas License as a Registered Nurse

Certification in area of specialty (e.g., IBCLC, CBE) preferred

Current BLS upon hire; NRP required within 6 months

Experience in lactation education and care of mothers or newborns preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential

responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals

with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual must be able to:

Stand, walk, sit, stoop, reach, lift, see, speak and hear. Lifting is limited to 35 lbs. for

clinical staff and to 50 lbs. for non-clinical staff. The individual must use an assisted-lift

device or get another individual(s) to assist with the lift that is over these maximum

limits.

Requisition ID: 2022-2379

External Company Name: Midland Health

External Company URL: https://www.midlandhealth.org/
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