Primarily responsible for care given to a group of clients which includes assessment of patient breastfeeding needs, education and support to all breastfeeding mothers and their families, and providing documentation and communication to the physician and nursing staff. Acts as resource to nursing staff with lactation problems.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required. BSN degree preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico RN license. BLS Required. Completion of Certified Lactation course preferred.
SKILLS: Must be able to pass skills competency checklist applicable to area. Must be able to read, speak and write English fluently.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years OB experience.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Manager, Women's Services
- Bloodborne pathogen B
Works flexible hours based on patient need.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Frequently lifts, positions, and pushes equipment. Hearing and visual acuity within normal or correctable limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.