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San Antonio, TX, United States

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak

RN Lactation Consultant

Women's Place Department/Registered Nurses (Direct Patient Care)

Full Time, Non-Exempt

***Day shift coverage during week; must have weekend availability***


Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Women's Place Department Name department. Submit your application today!



We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Seeking an RN Lactation Consultant who is a member of the healthcare team who is knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced in lactation and breastfeeding management. He/she applies the nursing process and oversees the provision of education, assistance and support to breastfeeding mothers and their infants to attain a successful breastfeeding relationship in accordance with the patient’s goals. Delivers nursing care according to the standards of care defined within the American Nurses Association and the Texas Nurse Practice Act. 

What you will do in this role:

1. Establishes priorities based on the individual needs of the breastfeeding mother, infant, child and family. 

2. Presents current evidence-based information on breastfeeding issues to empower women to make informed decisions, learn the skills to successfully initiate and maintain lactation and to overcome obstacle to breastfeeding, thus enhancing maternal role satisfaction. 

3. Evaluates breastfeeding process with mother/infant dyad, develops and implements a feeding plan based on the individual needs and goals of the breastfeeding mother/infant including evaluation of outcomes and appropriate follow-up. Modifies the recommended feeding plan based on the evaluation of outcomes. 

4. Provides written instructions and information to reinforce and enhance verbal and demonstrated teaching. Documents the evaluation, plan, interventions and outcomes appropriately. 

5. Communicates effectively with the breastfeeding mother and significant others using age and audience appropriate language/teaching materials. 

6. Serves as consultant for physicians and other healthcare providers concerning lactation issues to achieve optimal patient care outcomes. Provides professional leadership and advanced knowledge in the practice of lactation management. Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with patients, staff, physicians and community services supportive of breastfeeding families. 


Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics: 
1. Education: Completion of approved Lactation Training Course 
2. Experience: None 
3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). Includes: Demonstrates knowledge of: breast anatomy, physiology of lactation, benefits of breastfeeding and human milk, basic management and techniques such as positioning, achieving latch-on, and evaluating intake, prevention and management of simple and complex breastfeeding problems, correct usage of breastfeeding equipment and support products, management of special situations, nutritional guidelines, effects of medications and medical conditions in relationship to breastfeeding, and resources for breastfeeding support. 

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: ALL of the following: 
1. Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree (BSN) nursing program. RNs hired as of 01/01/2013 that do not have a BSN upon hire must do all of the following: 

1. Enroll in a BSN or higher degree nursing program within two years of hire date and submit documentation to facility CNO 
2. Complete the BSN or higher degree nursing program within five years of hire date 

Note: Verification of high school graduation/GED is required for those who completed nursing diploma programs. 

2. Obtain and maintain the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Certification within two (2) years of hire date.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care! 

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak continues to grow and build on our reputation as a hospital where high-tech and high-touch come together. It is a streamlined, energy-efficient, patient-focused health care facility equipped with the most modern technology available. With over 240 beds, services include emergency care, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, neonatology, oncology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and acute rehab services.


Methodist Hospital Stone Oak is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. The stroke rehabilitation program has received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification of Stroke Rehabilitation. Methodist Hospital Stone Oak belongs to the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery and has become a leader in robotic surgeries with a highly experienced team of surgeons offering this minimally invasive option to patients. Surgeons from around the country come to train under the facility’s world class team. The hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A and by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. It also been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and by as #1 in San Antonio and #6 in the entire nation. Methodist Hospital Stone Oak is 1 of only 102 hospitals to receive’s 5-star rating. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Stone Oak under Locations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Facility: Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Job ID: 03132-102860
Category: Education Training and Professional Development
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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