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Lactation Specialist

Company: CommonSpirit Health
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewSt. John's Regional Medical Center, located in Oxnard, California is a recognized as a Top 250 Hospital in the Nation and as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades. St. John's Regional is a part of Dignity Health's Southern California Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation, boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety, and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at .ResponsibilitiesIn keeping with the Dignity Health's health care philosophy, the certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an expert in the management of the breast-feeding mother-baby dyad acting as coach, consultant, teacher, and lactation expert. Provides education to patients and staff in formal and informal settings. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Maternity Center, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatrics, and OB nursing care teams to develop feeding plans for a range of infants from the normal newborn to the complex neonate. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide continuity of care upon discharge. The position provides inpatient and outpatient lactation support and services to breastfeeding 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. Participates 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 St. John's Regional Medical CenterQualificationsMinimum Requirements:

  • Minimum two (2) years recent clinical experience in Mother and Baby Care with one (1) year as a Lactation Consultant in an acute care setting
  • Specific training and certification in the area of lactation and breastfeeding
  • Current IBLC Certification (CT LACCOUN)
  • Current AHA CPR Certification (CT CPRBLS)Current AHA NRP Certification (CT NRP)Preferred Requirements:
    • Two (2) or more years of Lactation Consultant experience in an acute care setting and outpatient clinical experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Health Education, or related field
    • Master's Degree
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish, both speaking and writing
    • CA Registered Nurse License (RG RN)Special Skills:
      • Effective communication skills, high ethical and professional standards, excellent analytical skills.
      • Ability to act as role model IN professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Oxnard , Lactation Specialist, Other , Oxnard, California

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