Lactation Consultant in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Lactation Consultant

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (rotating weekends) 
Category: Education Training and Professional Development • Job ID: 01578-108850

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time


 Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan
Lactation Consultant
Woman’s Place Services
Full Time – Day Shift – 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 Woman’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 Lactation Consultant to join our team who provides education, assistance and support to breastfeeding mothers and their infants to attain a successful breastfeeding relationship.

 
What you will do in this role:
 
  • 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.
  • Provides inpatient and outpatient consultations, support, counseling and educational classes for families experiencing routine and/or complex issues associated with lactation and breastfeeding.
  • Serves as consultant/resource for physicians and other healthcare providers concerning lactation issues to achieve optimal patient care breastfeeding outcomes.
  • Provides in-services on current evidence-based breastfeeding issues to others on the healthcare team and shares information from current breastfeeding reference materials.
  • 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 breastfeeding challenges, thus enhancing maternal role satisfaction.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with patients, staff, physicians and community services supportive of breastfeeding families.
  • Communicates effectively with the breastfeeding mother and significant others using age and audience appropriate language/teaching materials

 

 

 

Qualifications

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 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:

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification within two (2) years of hire date.

Center City San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served by Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Our 354 bed hospital offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our Suzell Waller Women’s pavilion, the only stand-alone facility in downtown San Antonio dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, has earned an excellent reputation, one baby at a time.


Metropolitan Methodist Hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare and for the third consecutive year as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. We are pleased to announce it is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We have also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for our focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 5 consecutive rating periods, as well as Leapfrog’s Top General Hospital award in 2017. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Metropolitan 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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