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Flex Full-Time Lactation Consultant - Obstetrics

  • Job ID: 653880892
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: WMD00-UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Obstetrics (Ob)
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.31 to $36.89 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland is seeking a Flex Full-Time Lactation  Consultant to support our Obstetrics unit. 

About the Unit

  • The OB-GYN Department includes four labor and delivery rooms with two antenatal rooms, two cesarean section (C/S) rooms, dedicated post-op recovery unit, 12 private post-partum rooms, 16-bed well-nursery, and a 4-bed special care nursery (Level II nursery). This unit delivers approximately 1,000 babies each year with a C/S rate of 34 percent. All Nurses are BLS a NRP certified. Labor and Delivery nurses are all certified in electronic fetal monitoring. All nursery/OB nurses are Code Blue and S.T.A.B.L.E. certified (sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, lab work, and emotional support) for post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization.

Purpose:
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.
  • IBCLC certified or eligible for certification preferred
  • 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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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