RN Lactation Consultant in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital

RN Lactation Consultant

San Antonio, TX, United States
PRN/Per Diem  PRN 
Category: Education Training and Professional Development • Job ID: 02531-108274

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SHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

 Methodist Hospital
Registered Nurse (RN) Lactation Consultant
Women’s Place Services
PRN – Non-Exempt
 
 

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. Submit your application today!

 

Benefits:
 

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 to join our 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:
  • Establishes priorities based on the individual needs of the breastfeeding mother, infant, child and family.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides written instructions and information to reinforce and enhance verbal and demonstrated teaching. Documents the evaluation, plan, interventions and outcomes appropriately.
  • Communicates effectively with the breastfeeding mother and significant others using age and audience appropriate language/teaching materials.
  • 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.
  • Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is licensed for 382 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. It receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world’s first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:
 

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

  • Education: Completion of approved Lactation Training Course
  • 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 the 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:

  • 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:
    • Enroll in a BSN or higher degree nursing program within two years of hire date and submit documentation to facility CNO
    • 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.

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

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

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!

 

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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