Under the general supervision of the Clinical Coordinator Lactation & Childbirth Education or as assigned, is responsible for coordinating, planning, creating written materials for, implementing, and assessing the breastfeeding program for nursing services. Includes appropriate orientation of the program to all new nursing service employees. Promotes breastfeeding classes, and establishes breastfeeding support groups. 1. Provides breastfeeding information and education to postpartum and ante partum patients, and assists mothers in resolving problems related to breastfeeding through individual consults. Promotes breastfeeding throughout the hospital, by means of but not limited to, in-services to staff; production and distribution of appropriate literature to patients and staff; and development of protocols. Orients new nursing employees regarding basic breastfeeding and problem solving techniques to be taught to mothers. 2. Assesses staff development needs relative to breastfeeding knowledge and support, and prepares staff in first line lactation education and support techniques. 3. Reviews and makes available written materials for patients and staff regarding breastfeeding instructions, both introductory and discharge. 4. Makes regular rounds on breastfeeding mother on nursing units and is available for individual consults throughout the hospital. 5. Conducts regular breastfeeding classes for patients. 6. Maintains a breastfeeding hotline for patients with answering machine available, so that patients who have been discharged can get timely responses to their queries and makes follow-up calls to discharged breastfeeding mothers at scheduled intervals. 7. Continues to strive for consistency of teaching and care relative to breastfeeding mothers by staff nurses, certified nurse midwives, and physicians (obstetric and pediatric).
1. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. 2. BSN or eight or more years of current equivalent experience. 3. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse by the state of Michigan. 4. Certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (I.B.L.C.E.). 5. Minimum of 2 years experience working with postpartum and ante partum patients and their infants.
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