Lactation Specialist-P/D

Bridgeport, CT
Sep 13, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

The Lactation Coordinator is a RN certified in Lactation and is a role model in patient education and support. Working collaboratively with the health care team, she will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for nursing mothers, guide and develop program for nursing personnel, collaborate with health care professionals, coordinate program activities and demonstrate professional growth and development.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Major Activities
    • 1.1 Accountable for the delivery of quality patient care utilizing the nursing process in Women's Care Center, Labor & Delivery, NBICU, Pediatrics, and ER. May also be called to any department or unit with a need for lactation services for their patient.
  • 2. Clinical Practice
    • 2.1 Serves as a clinical resource to nursing personnel, patients and their families, and health care professionals.
  • 3. Professional Development
    • 3.1 Establishes professional goals and plans for achieving these goals.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Appropriate combination of: RN, BSN or demonstrated experience and skill Nursing Certification in Lactation (IBCLC)


EXPERIENCE


2-3 years clinical experience in specialty area


LICENSURE


Maintain current RN licensure in State of Connecticut; current IBCLC certification: BLS & NRP also required.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Ability to possess leadership role in a mature and sympathetic attitude to be sensitive to the new mothers at Bridgeport Hospital.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Standing/walking, frequent bending, reaching, stooping, squatting positions. Helps lift heavy objects and patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds with assistance from staff and using appropriate lifting techniques and/or equipment. May be exposure to infectious diseases.


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Job Info

Job: 12025

Department: Mat Child Health Ed
Category: EDUCATION
Sub Category: NURSE 1
Status: Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Shift: AS NEEDED
Hours: .04

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