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Staff - Registered Nurse (RN) - Lactation RN - $32-50 per hour

Parkland Health and Hospital System
Farmers Branch, Texas
Closing date
May 31, 2023

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
Parkland Health and Hospital System is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Lactation RN for a nursing job in Dallas, Texas.
Job Description & Requirements
  • Specialty: Lactation RN
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Employment Type: Permanent

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion.


Serves as a lactation consultant in the Women & Family Education department within the WISH and Parkland Education department, in order to ensure that patients and their families receive proper education and training related to breastfeeding.


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.

  • Must have two (2) years of experience in maternal/infant health.
  • Prefer experience in lactation consulting/breastfeeding instruction.
  • Must have inpatient hospital experience.

  • Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing or valid Compact RN license. Employees in this position hired on or before 01/01/2023 are exempt from this requirement.
  • Must have a current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:
    • American Heart Association
    • American Red Cross
    • Military Training Network.
  • Must have Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification upon hire or obtain it within 90 days of placement in the role.
  • Must obtain certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) within 18 months of hire date or reclassification date and maintain certification.

    • *IBLCE reserves the right to change/cancel exam dates and delays the release of test results. In instances when the staff member's exam date is documented as changed/canceled, the staff member must register for the next regularly scheduled exam date. If the new test date extends beyond the current expiration date or the 18-month initial hire/reclassification period, the new due date will be artificially extended six (6) months (last day of the month) after the new test date to allow for testing and release of test results to Parkland Health and Hospital System). In instances when the release of a staff member's test results has been documented as being delayed by the IBLCE and the results will not be received before the 18-month period, the staff member will have their new due date artificially extended six (6) months (last day of the month) from the original due date identified by date of hire or date of reclassification.

  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in the physiology and clinical management of breastfeeding.
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and hospital staff.
  • Must demonstrate patient centered/patient-valued behaviors.
  • Must be capable of handling complex or clinical specialty care.
  • Must be able to initiate changes utilizing independent judgment with minimum supervision.

Parkland Health and Hospital Systems Job ID #709381-en_US. Posted job title: Lactation Consultant RN - (6:30A-7P)
About Parkland Health and Hospital System

We will advance wellness, relieve suffering, develop and educate.


We will advance health equity through excellence as a public health system.

Parkland's values are the principles that guide us. They are reflected in our actions. Our values are spelled simply as I CARE.I CARE stands for:

Integrity - I will be honest, trustworthy, authentic, humble and transparent.

Compassion and collaboration - I will provide service in a spirit of empathy, concern and love. I will work together with others to deliver excellent care for our community.

Accountability - I will hold myself and others responsible for performance excellence, stewardship, and will welcome feedback.

Respect - I will value the unique and diverse experiences of others and treat everyone with kindness and humility.

Equity - I will value the diversity of patients and colleagues and strive to promote everyone's health, dignity, and voice.

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