The Lactation Consultant RN develops a breastfeeding program to include parent and staff education, updating of protocols, consultation and follow-up.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Advocates breastfeeding as an optimal nutritional approach for the infant to health care multidisciplinary team and parents who are interested in breastfeeding, including bedside consultation, classes, and reading materials.
Evaluates parent's interest in breastfeeding and infant's readiness to breastfeed, and resolves individualized care to assist mothers with breastfeeding, providing one-on-one bedside consultation and in-hospital follow-up.
Provides education for staff on protocols, care plans, and general breastfeeding information and updates.
Documents teaching and response in the chart. Reports findings to appropriate staff.
Evaluates effectiveness of breastfeeding program and redesigns as needed.
Participates in data collection and neonatal outcomes reporting related to breastfeeding.
Discusses breast pump rental, and/or buying a breast pump, if indicated, providing necessary information and demonstration of pump equipment.
Participates in discharge education related to breastfeeding and developmental issues.
Post discharge, follows up by phone contact or by family returning for weight check and or lactation consult as indicated.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Advanced knowledge of the process and benefits of lactation for mothers and infants.
Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to mothers and infants through the nursing process and standards of nursing practice with care and respect for the diversity of human experience and to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of separate patients.
Able to perform tasks exclusively without need for routine oversight.
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.
Social skills to interact with a wide-range of constituencies.
Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Able to maintain a calm and helpful attitude, even under times of stress, and take appropriate and reasonable steps to resolve issues.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: using required software applications, data entry, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Associate's
- MAJOR - Nursing
- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Inter Ntl BC Lactation Consult (IBCLC): Must have One of the following: -CLC: Certified Lactation Consultant OR -IBCLC: International Lactation Certification.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!