Registered Nurse (RN) – Allied Healthcare – Lactation Consultant

Registered Nurse (RN) – Allied Healthcare – Lactation Consultant

Registered Nurse (RN) – Allied Healthcare – Lactation Consultant



POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Allied Healthcare – Lactation Consultant

LOCATION: Porterville, CA          


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Job Description:


We are currently in need of a Registered Nurse Lactation Consultant who will focus on helping breastfeeding women and their families define and achieve their breastfeeding goals by providing evidence-based care, customer service, and cultural sensitivity. Likewise, you will provide breastfeeding education to other health care professional team members, possesses clinical knowledge and skills to meet lactation practice standards.


Our ideal Lactation Consultant candidate will be responsible for providing safe, family-centered patient care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating lactation plans for the breastfeeding or chest-feeding dyad, as well as for the pumping parent. On top of that, you must be fully collaborative with the patient, patient’s family, significant others, and members of the health care team.


To ensure success as a Lactation Consultant, you must demonstrate specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding or chest-feeding and human lactation. You will be an integral part of our healthcare team and must function within the Scope of Practice as defined by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Moreover, you must follow the standards of practice as defined by their professional association and adheres to policies, procedures, and guidelines of care.




?     Provide lactation assessment, management, education, and instruction.

?     Perform consultations, rental or sale of lactation equipment and supplies, telephone triage, and prenatal education as appropriate.

?     Offer post-delivery consultative care to patients, such as breastfeeding or chest-feeding, family bonding, planning, and so on.

?     Coordinate and manage the care for patients, including those with complex needs.

?     Communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, and coworkers, being an advocate for the patient at all times.

?     Evaluate the patient’s response to care and initiates independent and/or collaborative changes where appropriate.

?     Performs initial and on-going assessments of patients’ lactation goals and issues. Instructs and demonstrates proper techniques and promotes the importance of breastfeeding.

?     Identifies the need for standard patient teaching plans and assists with their development.

?     Acts as a liaison to staff and physicians when addressing needs associated with breastfeeding.

?     Contributes to the development of data tools to monitor and improve outcomes.

?     Offers and facilitates pre and postnatal education to the childbearing community.

?     Assesses, evaluates newborns to validate they are all receiving nutritional needs.

?     Serves as lactation education for staff RNs, MDs, CNMs and the like.

?     Participates in data collection for regulatory bodies.


Job Benefits:


?     Competitive salary

?     Direct Deposit

?     401K

?     Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

?     Employee discount program

?     Excellent room for growth and advancement




?     Minimum of 1 year of recent experience as an RN in a clinical setting.

?     Active RN license within the State of practice.

?     Current certifications (variable depending on the facility).

?     Ability to work independently without supervision.

?     Ability to interact effectively with patients.

?     Organization and time management skills.

?     Cooperative working relationships with all members of the healthcare team.

?     Ability to use assessment and problem-solving skills effectively.

?     Display strong communication skills with physicians and hospital staff.

?     Must be able to develop and implement a personal plan for continued growth and self-development.

?     Ability to work with flexible time schedules as a means of meeting the patient’s lactation support needs.

?     Display knowledge of the change process and how to affect change.




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