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Lactation Consultant

  • Job ID: 863947302
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: NICU A
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $23.75 to $41.09 / hour

Description

A Lactation Consultant provides optimal breastfeeding management.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct clinical lactation rounds assessing patients' status and problems, and develop individualized care plans.
  • Conduct clinical training of professional, nursing and ancillary staff.
  • 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.
  • Assist in marketing lactation program to the community, establishing preceptorships and conducting informational seminars.
  • Maintain accurate and legible patient care records and develop reports.
  • Design and update staff instruction manual, review current and planned educational materials, policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Analytical ability and independent judgment; interpersonal skills; organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Clinical lactation management skills including psycho-motor skills necessary to use appropriate breastfeeding aids and teaching skills to provide related in-services.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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