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RN Lactation Consultant - PRN 8/23/2016

Christus Health San Antonio, TX

Company
Christus Health
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
5000131276806
Location
San Antonio, TX
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree
AJE Ref #
575959207

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Description

SUMMARY:



Works in collaboration with the Nursing Department Managers and Supervisors to identify educational needs of the patient population in CSR Women's Services and CSR Children's Hospital in the specialty area regarding lactation as well as educational needs of the staff, to develop programs to meet these needs, and evaluate outcomes. Supports and promotes breastfeeding of infants, provides consultation for mothers experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding. In addition to direct patient and family education, orients new hospital staff, trains and serves as a mentor to staff regarding lactation.

Collaborates with Nurse Managers to assure competency validation of new staff and facilitates annual competency validation updates regarding lactation.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

A.EDUCATION: Minimum associate degree in nursing and Lactation experience and expertise.

B. EXPERIENCE: 3 years of experience in breastfeeding education

C. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: RN license and Lactation Consultant Certification.

D. EQUIPMENT/SKILLS: The Lactation Consultant must have demonstrated knowledge and skill in the following:

Expertise in the clinical area

Teaching skills

Developing courses and evaluation tools

Written and verbal communication skills

Interpersonal skills

Basic computer skills

Problem solving skills

Critical thinking skills



E. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Works in a well lit, temperature controlled environment. May encounter exposure to

body fluids and exposure to infectious disease.



F. OTHER:

Must successfully complete the pre-employment/post job offer heath screening

and the annual screening each year thereafter as an associate.