Lactation Consultant
Riverside Health System - Newport News, VA

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Riverside Regional Medical Center has an exciting opportunity as a Lactation Consultant. This individual works under the direction of the Prenatal & Parenting Coordinator. The lactation consultant provides a variety of education and support service for the breast feeding patinent and family, the Women and Infant Care population, medical staff and the community. In addition, this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient serviced on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information need to identify each patient's requiremnts relative to his or her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department policy and procedure book. Performs other duties as assigned.

LICENSURE:
RN license preferred, IBCLC certification within six months of hire and must be maintained for continued employment.

EXPERIENCE:
Previous experience of two years preferred. Must be able to read

and comprehend, manipulate numbers, and interpret data. Comprehensive knowledge of nursing process.

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