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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016

Valley Health System Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood, NJ
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Job Description:

* Job Summary:

* Act as an educator/Resource Person for staff, physicians, breastfeeding families throughout the childbearing years. Provide lactation management strategies in caring for the breastfeeding dyad. Provide quality breastfeeding assistance and help dyad meet breastfeeding goals. Participates in development and implementation of projects and activities. Assist with Complex breastfeeding situations. To fulfill the needs of patients in a variety of age groups, family members, and the community by coordinating and providing educational activities in accordance with licensure, certification, training, and regulatory requirements. Respond effectively to new and changing working environments.

* Education:

* Registered Nurse/IBCLC with up-to-date certification

* Special Skills:

* Current IBCLC certification who adheres to Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for IBCLC s. Completion of General Orientation, CPR Certification, and Unit Based Orientation which includes appropriate age and development competencies of the patient population served. Demonstrates effective interactive and communication (oral, written, presentation) skills. Ability to perform work accurately and pay attention to details, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure. Ability to function competently in stressful situations and a changing work environment related to changing patient needs. Ability to work cooperatively within the health-system; with patients and family members; and with multidisciplinary team members (i.e., physicians, Rehab, Respiratory, DI, Lab, etc.). Ability to utilize effective time management skills to set priorities, perform job related responsibilities, and respond quickly to emergency situations. Ability to use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to effectively problem-solve and deliver care.

Valley is an equal opportunity employer. Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.