JOB SUMMARY: Participates as an essential member of the healthcare team on the WAC unit. This position would require maintaining competencies and providing clinical lactation therapy for the breastfeeding inpatient and outpatient Mother-baby couplet and, with mother's of premature or other high-risk newborns. Provides education for prenatal & postpartum breastfeeding and formula feeding mothers. Serves as a clinical resource person for physicians, CNM's, NP, PA's, nurses & other healthcare providers in order to promote optimal care. Demonstrates knowledge of the nursing process as a standard, incorporating elements of holistic family centered care through the collection, verification and organization of data about a patient's health status, planning for care, implementation of the plan and evaluation
1) Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to optimize numbers of breastfeeding & breast milk feeding infants.
2) Develops and implements standards of care, policies and procedures for breastfeeding/breast milk management.
3) Assesses infant's readiness to breastfeeding/breast milk feeding.
4) Documents teaching, consultation, and response in the medical record. Report findings to appropriate staff.
5) Provides education to parents who are interested in breastfeeding/breast milk feeding. May include: bedside consultation,
classes, reading materials, or other methods identified as needed.
6) Participates in discharge teaching related to breastfeeding/breast milk feeding and formula feeding.
7) Provides telephone counseling to breastfeeding/breast milk feeding mother's in the community.
8) Provides education for staff on protocols, care plans, and general breastfeeding and formula feeding information and updates.
9) Responsible for supporting the Performance Improvement process and involvement within the department. Includes evaluation and improvement in the areas of outcomes, access, education, satisfaction, and costs.
10) Participates in special projects as delegated and other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION : Graduate of professional school of nursing.
KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: Sufficient experience to demonstrate ability to accept responsibility as an INP RN (job specific). Hospital Pediatric, NICU or OB experience preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY : Current Montana License as a Registered Nurse. BLS, STABLE and NRP certification required. Certified Lactation Counselor or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant required within six months of hire.
Aptitudes : Ability to achieve cognitive, organization and emotional maturity to deal effectively with multiple tasks, stresses, deadlines, difficult situations and/or customers. Possesses interpersonal/communication skills necessary for effective, non-judgmental, and empathetic patient care and customer relations. Open to feedback and open to a changing environment, which requires flexibility in scheduling and department assignments.
Additional Information: Weekend Rotation required and Holiday by phone only.
Weekend and/or Holiday Rotation may be required.
St. Peter's Hospital - 11 months ago
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