Dignity Health RN, Lactation Consultant in SANTA MARIA, California
Marian Regional Medical Center , located in Santa Maria, CA, is nationally ranked among the top 10% in the nation for safety core measures in Cardiac Services and has the only comprehensive Cancer treatment and resource program from Los Angeles to San Francisco. In April 2012, Marian opened its doors to a brand new state-of-the-art facility which houses the latest technology to support excellent physicians and caregivers who deliver compassionate care each and every day. Marian's new hospital includes 191 beds, expanded and enhanced Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, NICU and women's services.
Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care.
About this Position
In keeping with the Dignity Health's health care philosophy, the certified RN, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an expert in the management of the breast-feeding mother-baby dyad acting as coach, consultant, teacher, and lactation expert. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Birthing Center, Newborn and Intensive Care nurseries, Pediatrics, OB, 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 and outpatient IBCLC 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 area of lactation and breastfeeding to meet goals and objectives of Marian Regional Medical Center.
Recent minimum three (3) years clinical experience in Mother & Baby Care with one (1) year as a Lactation Consultant in an acute care setting required.
Current IBCLC Certification
BLS and NRP certifications
CA Registered Nurse
Experienced- two (2) or more years of Lactation Consultant experience in an acute care setting and outpatient clinical experience preferred.
Effective communication skills, high ethical and professional standards, excellent analytical skills.
Ability to act as role model professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
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Job ID 2018-49615
Employment Type Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental
Department Breastfeeding Clinic
Hours / Pay Period .01
Facility Marian Regional Medical Center
Location SANTA MARIA
Standard Hours Varied