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RN Lactation Consultant

Company: Geisinger
Location: Scranton
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: RN Lactation Consultant
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Per Diem
Work Type: Part time
Department: JM-GWV Women's & Children's Nursing Division
Date Posted: 11/05/2021
Job ID: R-22510
Job SummaryResponsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an integrated lactation educational program. Coordinates and provides instruction for all medical and nursing staff. Works closely with team members such as, but not limited to, nurses, physicians, Social Services, feeding team, and other maternal infant clinicians to ensure patient educational needs are met.
Job Duties

  • Develops protocols and programs supporting breastfeeding for all lactating mothers.
  • Delivers prenatal education regarding benefits of breast-feeding to all clinic patients.
  • Teaches breastfeeding classes and provides private consultations as requested by mother, nurse or physician.
  • Maintains and organizes loaner pump program and resource center.
  • Maintains affiliation with local support groups.
  • Provides follow-up for all first-time breast-feeding mothers and infants or any couple needing special care.
  • Continues with outreach programs in community and surrounding hospitals.
  • Facilitates and promotes the integration of lactation philosophy amongst the staff including general philosophy of breastfeeding of the premature infant.
  • Provides ongoing staff development related to lactation services.
  • Attends patient care rounds.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement in relation to lactation.
  • Participates in research projects involving lactation.
  • Education of staff on supplemental nursing techniques.
  • Educates attending physician staff.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
    Position DetailsWork Schedule/Details:
    • This role is per diem
    • Shifts will be either 11A to 7P or 3P to 11P
    • 2 weekend shifts per month
      EducationGraduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)
      ExperienceMinimum of 5 years-Nursing (Required), Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)
      Certification(s) and License(s)Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Certified Lactation Consultant - International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
      Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , RN Lactation Consultant, Healthcare , Scranton, Pennsylvania

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