Lactation Consultant PRN

Company: Saint Alphonsus

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US-ID-Boise
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Full-Time
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Job Description Department:
ID101_25012 Family Center
Expected Weekly Hours:
0
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Position Purpose:
Provides professional infant nutrition and lactation care in collaboration with members of the health care team in the ongoing assessment, planning and treatment of breastfeeding patients and families. Utilizes resources wisely while promoting physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of services. Serves as a patient advocate.

In addition to providing hands-on care for the mother-baby breastfeeding dyad, the Lactation Consultant serves in a broad range of capacities including, but not limited to, delegation, assessment, planning of care and treatment, teaching of the patient and the patient's family, teaching and mentoring professional staff working in perinatal clinical settings, and providing organizational leadership and expertise in the area of breastfeeding.

The Lactation Consultant is expected to exercise competency in judgment, decision making, coordination of nursing interventions, and delegation of function or responsibility.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

1. Bachelor's degree required.

2. International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification required.

3. Must be licensed in the State of Idaho as an International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) recognized health care professional, preferably as a Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, or Physical Therapist.

4. Must have 3 years of experience in infant nutrition or maternal and child health.

5. American Heart Association Basic Life Support for HealthCare Provider (BLS/HCP) certification required.

6. Interpersonal communication skills required.

7. Knowledge of personal computers.

8. Some inventory experience helpful.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Meets medical center's Guiding Behaviors and Caring Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations.

2. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric as applicable).

3. Revenue Management

Ensures the accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to the patients.
4. Demonstrates compliance with hospital safety policies and procedures.

5. Performs and documents comprehensive nutrition and breastfeeding assessments and plans of care based on patients' and clients' needs.

6. Educates patient based on assessment of needs.

7. Communicates patient's current status and plan of care to other caregivers (verbally and in writing).

8. Demonstrates safe operation of patient care equipment.

9. Advocates for the rights of patients.

10. Provides nursing measures to alleviate or reduce pain.

11. Demonstrates therapeutic communication.

12. Establishes therapeutic and professional boundaries.

13. Integrates knowledge, experience, professional standards and hospital policies into practice.

14. Practices with the rules, regulations and ethics as defined by the International Board of Lactation Certification Examiners.

15. Assumes a lead role in coordinating and providing evidence-based inpatient and outpatient clinical services for the Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program.

Provides clinical assessment of the family breastfeeding relationship.
Analyzes the assessment information; identifies concerns, problems and goals; and develops plan of care.
Implements therapeutic interventions for simple and complex lactation needs.
Problem solves and intervenes to prevent potentially serious clinical situations.
Evaluates outcomes and modifies plan of care.
16. Serves as a mentor, consultant and coach to those with less lactation experience. Provides lactation training for FMC, PEDS, NICU, Family Center and Infant Nutrition Resource Team. Acts as preceptor to orient new nurses. Provides other trainings, in-services, and workshops as needs are identified.

17. Consults with interdisciplinary team members: physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, dietitians, speech therapists, and social workers to achieve the best nutritional clinical outcomes.

18. Working with the Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program Team, develops and recommends infant nutrition and breastfeeding in-patient and outpatient policies and procedures.

19. Maintains working relationships with other Medical Center departments. Working with the Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program Coordinator, responds to requests and complaints from patients and their families.

20. Represents the Family Center on appropriate community and Medical Center committees and work groups which are relevant to promoting and supporting the mission and vision of SARMC and the Family Center.

21. Working as part of the Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program team, assumes leadership role in all aspects of a comprehensive lactation program as described above and including the breastpump leasing program; retail store; employee breastfeeding support program; telephone support warmline

Job Description Details:

GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:

Provides professional infant nutrition and lactation care in collaboration with members of the health care team in the ongoing assessment, planning and treatment of breastfeeding patients and families. Utilizes resources wisely while promoting physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of services. Serves as a patient advocate.

In addition to providing hands-on care for the mother-baby breastfeeding dyad, the Lactation Consultant serves in a broad range of capacities including, but not limited to, delegation, assessment, planning of care and treatment, teaching of the patient and the patient's family, teaching and mentoring professional staff working in perinatal clinical settings, and providing organizational leadership and expertise in the area of breastfeeding.

The Lactation Consultant is expected to exercise competency in judgment, decision making, coordination of nursing interventions, and delegation of function or responsibility.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree required. International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification required. Must be licensed in the State of Idaho as an International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) recognized health care professional, preferably as a Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, or Physical Therapist. Must have 3 years of experience in infant nutrition or maternal and child health. American Heart Association Basic Life Support for HealthCare Provider (BLS/HCP) certification required. Interpersonal communication skills required. Knowledge of personal computers. Some inventory experience helpful.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Meets medical center's Guiding Behaviors and Caring Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric as applicable). Revenue Management Ensures the accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to the patients. Demonstrates compliance with hospital safety policies and procedures. Performs and documents comprehensive nutrition and breastfeeding assessments and plans of care based on patients' and clients' needs. Educates patient based on assessment of needs. Communicates patient's current status and plan of care to other caregivers (verbally and in writing). Demonstrates safe operation of patient care equipment. Advocates for the rights of patients. Provides nursing measures to alleviate or reduce pain. Demonstrates therapeutic communication. Establishes therapeutic and professional boundaries. Integrates knowledge, experience, professional standards and hospital policies into practice. Practices with the rules, regulations and ethics as defined by the International Board of Lactation Certification Examiners. Assumes a lead role in coordinating and providing evidence-based inpatient and outpatient clinical services for the Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program. Provides clinical assessment of the family breastfeeding relationship. Analyzes the assessment information; identifies concerns, problems and goals; and develops plan of care. Implements therapeutic interventions for simple and complex lactation needs. Problem solves and intervenes to prevent potentially serious clinical situations. Evaluates outcomes and modifies plan of care. Serves as a mentor, consultant and coach to those with less lactation experience. Provides lactation training for FMC, PEDS, NICU, Family Center and Infant Nutrition Resource Team. Acts as preceptor to orient new nurses. Provides other trainings, in-services, and workshops as needs are identified. Consults with interdisciplinary team members: physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, dietitians, speech therapists, and social workers to achieve the best nutritional clinical outcomes. Working with the Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program Team, develops and recommends infant nutrition and breastfeeding in-patient and outpatient policies and procedures. Maintains working relationships with other Medical Center departments. Working with the Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program Coordinator, responds to requests and complaints from patients and their families. Represents the Family Center on appropriate community and Medical Center committees and work groups which are relevant to promoting and supporting the mission and vision of SARMC and the Family Center. Working as part of the Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program team, assumes leadership role in all aspects of a comprehensive lactation program as described above and including the breastpump leasing program; retail store; employee breastfeeding support program; telephone support warmline

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