Lactation Consultant

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Lactation Consultant-1700994

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Position Summary

The IBCLC Lactation Consultant is a member of the nursing staff who influences quality patient care in the area of lactation and breastfeeding through an integral role as educator and consultant.

Duties of the IBCLC Lactation Consultant may include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the Clinical Competencies for the Practice of an IBCLC.
  • Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team and consult with physicians, and other appropriate individuals as necessary in order to serve as a direct resource to breastfeeding mothers and babies.
  • Functions as a Lactation Consultant in area of expertise, collaborating with the mother, the primary nurse, physician and related members of the health team in the management of lactation and breastfeeding
  • Integrates knowledge, evidence-based practice and assessment skills that incorporate specific age and culture related care.
  • Assists the primary nurse to formulate a nursing care plan for establishment of lactation and breastfeeding.
  • Collaborates with all members of the health care team incorporating evidence based practices to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate lactation and breastfeeding problems and to suggest treatment approaches and outcomes.
  • Develops, evaluates and revises policies and procedures related to lactation and breastfeeding.
  • Monitors and evaluates hospital practices for lactation and breastfeeding.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement for regulatory compliance, patient satisfaction, lactation and breastfeeding.
  • Collaborates with OB/Ped Leadership in the development of programs.
  • Designs and implements educational programs to families, and the community about breastfeeding and human lactation through teaching prenatal and post-natal breastfeeding classes.
  • Re-evaluates needs with leadership for program development and growth.
  • Assists health care team in maintaining their current knowledge base and competency with breastfeeding through the development of educational programs
  • Develops and maintains discharge support resources.
  • Provides documented evidence in the medical record of patient/family teaching and their responses and understanding of the teaching. Ensures that patient education and instructions are consistent with that of the physician or designee
  • Follows up with lactating moms within all areas of Stony Brook Hospital who seek a consultation
  • Working Conditions:

    Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. This position is classified by OSHA as Category 1

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Education: Bachelor degree required
    • Licensure: IBCLC Certification required; Registered Professional Nurse ( RN)
    • Experience: Minimum of two years of lactation consultant nursing experience
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)

    Preferred

    • Prior experience as a lactation consultant in Pediatric or Obstetrics in a tertiary center or large community center
    • NRP

    Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

    All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

    The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

    The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

    Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


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    Official Job Title: TH Instructional Support Specialist
    Job Field: Nursing
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Lactation Support Program-Stony Brook University Hospital
    Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 7AM-3:30PMLactation Support Program-Stony Brook University Hospital
    Posting Start Date: May 17, 2017
    Posting End Date: Jun 16, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience
    Salary Grade: SL3

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