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Job Title

 

Lactation Consultant/Technician

 

Job Summary

 

Provides quality guidance/education to the lactating women in the Maternal/Child area.  Participates in establishment of standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines for breastfeeding.

 

Essential Functions

 

As a clinically competent health care professional, delivers lactation assessment and instruction to obstetrical inpatients and outpatients. Effectively interacts with patients and other health team members, while maintaining hospital standards.

 

Teaches and promotes breastfeeding for new families in the early postpartum period. Is able to process billing information, keep Breastfeeding statistics. Is responsible for conducting on-going assessments, mutually developing the patient plan of care for breastfeeding mothers who seek services; directing and delivering breastfeeding services and supplies, patient and family education, identifying and correcting variances from the Breastfeeding Center Program, and completing evaluations of service effectiveness. S/he follows accepted breastfeeding practices and the policy/procedures.

S/he assists and/or performs procedures that are within the scope of Lactation Technician practice. S/he seeks assistance and support when necessary, assists in data collection, organizes those aspects of patient care for which s/he is responsible, and maintains accountability for own practice and those functions s/he delegates. Within a specified work period, plans, implements and evaluates services that are consistent with overall needs of breastfeeding women. S/he practices within accepted ethical and legal parameters of care. This position may be caring for adolescents and adults. S/he will have the knowledge and skills to care for the physical and developmental needs of this breastfeeding population.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment and attention to detail
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Ability to identify problems and resolve them using systems approach.

 

Qualifications:

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Two (2) years of patient/medical experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability and willingness to work within a mulch-disciplinary team

 

Although certification is not required for hire for this position, candidates must be willing to obtain certification within twelve (12) months of hire through company-sponsored training and development program.

For consideration, all candidates must successfully complete pre-employment process, which includes: skills assessment, drug & alcohol screening, interview, physical examination, etc… This position offers a competitive compensation package, outstanding benefits including Health, Dental, Disability, and Vision Insurance, 401k, and a great working environment.

Salary Range

  • $15.25 – $47.72/hour

Working Conditions

  • 8hour shifts
  • Sunday – Saturday
  • Fulltime: 40+ hours per/week

 

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