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Clinical Lactation Consultant (Non-RN)

Company: Yuma Regional Medical Center
Location: Yuma
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Job Description:

The Clinical Lactation Consultant is a professional with a Lactation Consultant certification eligible. The Lactation Consultant demonstrates clinical expertise, professional judgment, and knowledge of the breastfeeding dyad. The Lactation Consultant involves her/himself in the following functions: A. Providing education and support to breastfeeding mothers and their families prenatally, post-partum, and outpatient. B. Providing documentation, implementation modalities, and communication concerning the breastfeeding dyad for the M.D. and health care team. C. As a consultant and researcher for the nursing staff, physicians, and breastfeeding dyad. D. Participating in specific outreach programs specific to Maternal Child Health. The Lactation Consultant functions independently, in a non-administrative role. Posting Department Family Support Services Posting Department Description YRMC participates in the Universal Hearing Screening Program recommended by the Arizona Department of Health Services. OAE and ABR screening is used to determine possible hearing deficits. Referrals are made to local Hearing Specialists for followup and intervention. Our Family Support Services includes childbirth education, antenatal testing, high risk prenatal clinic and lactation consultants. All of these areas matrix with the inpatient units of the dept. Lacatation Consultation and education is provided by certified lactation consults who are Registered Nurses, to new mothers both inpatient and outpatient in LDRP, Pediatrics, the NICU, and other units in the hospital when needed. The Lactation Consultants are resources to the entire health care team, providing education and training whenever needed. The Lactation Consultant also interacts with physicians and their office staff to provide information on the latest advances in breastfeeding equipment and supplies and the latest up to date educational information available so they can share with their patients both before and after they deliver. Area of Interest Service Support Start Date Immediately Work Week Varied Daily Hours 8 Bi-Weekly Hours 48 External Education Education Required:

Graduate from a Lactation Consultant Program

Education Preferred:

AS or higher level education External Experience Experience Required:

3 years of related maternal infant nursing. Computer proficiency (must be able to pass computer proficiency assessment)

Experience Preferred:

Experience with EPIC Electronic Health Record or similar electronic record systems. Requires Call No Relocation Yes Job Status HRLY- .5

Keywords: Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma , Clinical Lactation Consultant (Non-RN), Professions , Yuma, Arizona

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