The lactation consultant provides breastfeeding patients and families with the information, education, skills and clinical treatments essential to the successful attainment of their breastfeeding goals. Identifies treatment plans for the management of lactation problems, acts as a breastfeeding resource for medical and nursing staff, and promotes breastfeeding as a the preferred feeding method for newborns.
Graduate of a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). Will consider other nursing degrees on an individual basis
1 year experience as a Lactation Consultant, Counselor or Educator
Current Wisconsin RN license
Specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding and human lactation
Proven assessment care planning skills
Proven communication skills: listening, written and verbal
Bachelor of Science - Nursing (BSN)
2 years postpartum experience; telephone triage or information experience, clinic experience
Group facilitation or teaching experience
Internal Number: 5860BR
About UnityPoint Health - Meriter
UnityPoint Health - Meriter is dedicated to providing comprehensive, coordinated care through our clinics, hospital and home care services for patients located in South Central Wisconsin. With a combined staff of 3,500 employees, UnityPoint Health - Meriter offers adults and children primary and specialty care, including heart and vascular, orthopedics and women's services. We have been recognized three times as a 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics.
We are proud to be part of UnityPoint Health, one of the nation's most integrated health systems. UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Iowa and Illinois through more than 280 physician clinics, 32 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and home care services.
Meriter Hospital is a not-for-profit, 448-bed community hospital providing a wide-ranging scope of medical and surgical services.