Job Description

Job Title: Lactation Consultant
Job ID: 738207
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: MAGEE Lactation Center
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Magee-Womens Hospital is hiring a Lactation Consultant to support our Lactation Center. The Lactation Consultant provides optimal breastfeeding management.

Responsibilities:
  • Act as a lactation consultant and referral resource for other health team members, patients, and their families.
  • Assist in employee preparation for lactation consultant certification examination.
  • Assist in marketing lactation program to the community, establishing preceptorships and conducting informational seminars.
  • Conduct clinical lactation rounds assessing patients' status and problems, and develop individualized care plans.
  • Conduct clinical training of professional, nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Design and update staff instruction manual, review current and planned educational materials, policies and procedures.
  • Follow the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Maintain accurate and legible patient care records and develop reports.
  • Participate in discharge planning by identifying post-discharge needs and providing breastfeeding instruction; providing information on the safe use of medication with breastfeeding and breastfeeding aids as well as on community support groups and services.

Qualifications

  • Board Certified Lactation Consultant required.
  • Analytical ability and independent judgment; interpersonal skills; organizational and leadership abilities required.
  • Clinical lactation management skills including psycho-motor skills necessary to use appropriate breastfeeding aids and teaching skills to provide related in-services required.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Board Certified Lactation Consultant

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Salary Range: $22.60 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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