Rounds on the Maternal/Infant Unit, or other units with lactating mothers, at various AdventHealths as assigned. Visits each breastfeeding mother/baby and evaluates and encourages the nursing dyad. Greets all patients in a friendly, professional manner. Keeps thorough and appropriate notes on each patient.
Works in the various AdventHealth Lactation Centers’ as assigned. Provides private consults for breastfeeding mothers, answers the breastfeeding telephone help line, facilitates the weekly mother/baby luncheon, sells breastfeeding products/collects money, and keeps accurate records.
Plans and presents prenatal breastfeeding classes. Collects evaluations at each class and makes changes to the classes as needed. Arrives early enough to prepare for class and coordinates class so it runs smoothly.
Provides accurate and consistent information to clients and patients regarding breastfeeding as well as AdventHealth policies and procedures. Attends staff meetings and seminars to stay updated. Reviews literature/new research and shares information with colleagues and staff.
Works well with hospital staff and provides in-service programs on request.
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate from a school of Nursing
Maternity nursing or newborn nursing experience
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Florida state or multi state Registered Nurse (RN)
Certified Lactation Consultant
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Under general supervision, the Lactation Consultant supports the breastfeeding mother and baby at AdventHealth, its satellite locations, and in the community. The Lactation Consultant teaches breastfeeding classes, makes rounds on the maternity units, provides a telephone helpline, and offers private consultations and breastfeeding products (i.e. pumps, bras) in a retail store. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.