Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Health Medical Center

Department: Neonate Nursing - Roosevelt

Schedule: Regular PT 24 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Varied

The certified RN, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an expert in the management of the breast-feeding mother-baby dyad, acting as a coach, consultant, teacher, and lactation expert. The incumbent works collaboratively with NICU, PICU, OB, Post-Partum, and nursing care teams to develop feeding plans for a range of infants, from the normal newborn to the complex neonate, and with the interdisciplinary team to provide continuity of care upon discharge of patients. The position provides lactation support and services to breast-feeding mothers/infants by physician or nurse referral. Participate in interdisciplinary performance improvement and clinical research to promote evidence-based lactation services and to improve clinical outcomes. Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice, guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols within the area of lactation and breastfeeding to meet the goals and objectives of Valleywise Health.
 
Hourly Pay Range: $34.15 - $50.37
 
Qualifications
Education:
  • Requires a high school diploma or GED.
  • Prefer a bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing.
Experience:
  • Must have two to five (2-5) years of experience in obstetrical, neonatal, and/or pediatric providing direct consultation to lactating mothers.
Specialized Training:
  • Must complete a I.B.C.L.C training program.
Certification/Licensure:
  • I.B.C.L.C. certification and/or certified lactation consultant/educator is required.
  • Must possess a current, valid Arizona RN license and be in good standing with the Arizona Board of Nursing.
  • Requires BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center upon hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Requires the ability to read, write, and speak effectively in English.
  • Bilingual is preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work with culturally diverse people.
  • Requires excellent communication, time management, and leadership skills.
  • Must have clinical experience and knowledge in breastfeeding consultation.

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