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Northern Arizona Healthcare Lactation Consultant in Flagstaff, Arizona

This is a relief position

The Lactation Consultant, under the supervision of the Director and/or Clinical Manager, is responsible for conducting on-going assessments, patient and family education, and identifying and correcting variances from the Breastfeeding Center Program. S/he plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates services that are consistent with overall needs of breastfeeding women. This position may be caring for adolescents and adults.

Patient Care/Education:

  • Completes assessment of the patient seeking expertise.

  • Implements changes in plan according to patient's individual needs.

  • Prioritizes and problem solves to meet changes in patient status/condition.

  • Utilizes pain scale in pain assessment; includes assessment of pain.

  • Implements provider orders relating to Breastfeeding services.

  • Participates in follow up services and patient education.

  • Provides Family Centered Care.

  • Demonstrates ability to travel to other departments.

  • Provides breastfeeding education and support skills to families, staff and providers.

  • Responds to RN request for inpatient consultation.

  • Directs and delivers breastfeeding services and supplies.

  • Develops the patient plan of care for breastfeeding mothers.

  • Assists and/or performs procedures.

Communication/Documentation:

  • Documents assessments, interventions, and patient responses.

  • Communicates and documents patient/family learning needs.

  • Documents interventions and patient response to interventions and any changes in patient's condition/status.

  • Communicates patient information to provider.

Administrative:

  • Completes evaluation of services and program goals.

  • Makes referrals.

  • Leases supplies and equipment.

  • Assists in data collection.

Collaboration:

  • Involves Perinatal SW in designated patient populations.

  • Works with providers and staff to enhance their skills and understanding of the program.

Compliance/Safety:

  • Responsible for reporting any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety-related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.

  • Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employee's area of responsibility.

  • If required for the position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.

  • Completes all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame.

  • Maintains knowledge of Breastfeeding Center protocols and all practice guidelines/general operating practices.

Education:

High School Diploma or GED- Required

Bachelor's Degree- Preferred

Certification & Licensure:

National Certification as IBCLC- Required

BLS (American Heart Association)- Required

Experience:

Hands on experience supporting and educating breastfeeding women- Required

Evaluation of Services experience- Required

Program Development- Preferred

Bilingual- Preferred

Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs.

Requisition ID: 2019-4584

Street: 1200 N, Beaver St.

Call Required: No

Experience: Hands on experience supporting & educating breastfeeding women/evaluation of service - Required

Full Name: First Last: ALLISON GREGG

Email Address: Allison.gregg@nahealth.com

Shift: Variable

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