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Lactation Consultant - PRN

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Hudson
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Provides direct lactation care and instruction to breastfeeding mothers and infants.The Birthing Center at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital helps thousands of expectant families bring their babies into the world each year. Our Childbirth Education/Lactation Services department is designed to help these families - answering questions they may have and preparing them for their new arrival. The highly experienced perinatal nurse educators and lactation consultants within our department work with expectant parents and other family members to teach healthy behaviors for pregnancy, establish realistic expectations for labor/birth, and promote positive, memorable birth experiences.We offer an extensive listing of childbirth and parenting education classes - from basic information about pregnancy and various Lamaze classes to prenatal yoga or sibling preparation, infant care and safety, and more. As a designated Baby Friendly Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital provides an environment of care that supports mothers to make an informed infant nutrition decision, and establish successful breastfeeding for women who choose to breastfeed.Our experienced staff of lactation consultants is dedicated to providing evidence-based education and support to expectant and new parents. Lactation consultants collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide individualized feeding plans and support to new mothers.- Our 14 board-certified lactation consultants are available to support inpatients day and night, and outpatients through our growing outpatient Lactation Consultant service.-Unit Highlights- Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Childbirth Educators- Private Lactation Consulting Opportunities- Opportunities for Professional Growth & Development, Continuing Education- Positive, Friendly Work Environment-- Opportunity to Promote Health and Wellness for Moms and Infants- Make a Positive Impact on Parenting, Infant Safety and Development in Your Community- Minimum 1-Year Experience Required in Obstetric/Pediatric Nursing- RN-Licensure-Required- BSN-Preferred- Certification in Lamaze and Birth Support, Lactation, and/or Infant Wellness and Safety PreferredResponsibilities:

  • Performs initial and on-going assessments of the mother/baby dyad's lactation goals and issues.
  • Develops evidence-based feeding plans that address the mother and infant's feeding issues.
  • Designs and implements patient education, staff development, consultation, counseling, research, and community involvement, in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Supports community outreach, education programs and activities.
  • Maintains knowledge of current lactation theories and research.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • RN from an accredited registered nursing program.
    • BSN preferred.Certifications:
      • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider.
      • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).
      • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification within 6 months of hire.
      • Will consider candidates with Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification or equivalent upon hire, with successful completion of IBCLC certification within 18 months of hire.Complexity of Work:
        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
        • Ability to provide Inter-disciplinary collaboration and form plan of care.Work Experience:
          • One year of hospital or community-based nursing experience working with breastfeeding mothers and infants preferred.
          • Will consider candidates with two years of nursing experience in a non-related field or two years of verified lay-experience (paid or voluntary) working with breastfeeding mothers and infants in a hospital-sponsored or community setting under the supervision of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or minimum two years of experience as certified health and wellness educator/instructor.Physical Requirements:
            • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
            • Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.
            • Note: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Keywords: LC, CLC, IBCLC, breastfeeding, support, childbirth, postpartum, baby, mother, nursing, RN, infant, newborn, maternal, maternity, baby-friendly, lactation
                The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

                Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

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                Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
                Schedule: Part Time

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Akron , Lactation Consultant - PRN, Professions , Hudson, Ohio

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