Clinical Nurse Lead-RN
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns - San Diego, CA

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  • Full Time


    This position is located in Serra Mesa.

    8-hour shift; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, every other weekend

    Required Skills and Qualifications
    • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse licensure
    • Current BCLS and NRP certifications
    • RN with current IBCLC certification
    • Three years recent clinical experience as a Lactation Consultant - RN in the hospital setting on a post-partum unit or in the NICU
    • Superb interpersonal skills as well as oral, written, and presentation skills
    • Advanced computer skills
    Preferred Skills and Qualifications
    • Leadership experience
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Functions as a clinical resource for lactation care in addition to individually providing expert lactation consultation services to patients and families; utilizes the nursing process in the approach to care of patients to promote quality breastfeeding/lactation outcomes; conducts annual performance evaluations, monitors completion of employee annual requirements, coaches employees as needed, reviews/approves timecards and co-ordinates new hire orientation; organized and able to clearly present a formal class or presentation; able to prepare reports utilizing computer expertise. Collaborates with the Manager to ensure implementation of department operational goals and those of the hospital including Baby-Friendly, Magnet and Planetree Designations. Clients include patient/family nursing staff, physicians and the organization.

    Lactation services are provided primarily on an inpatient basis to a very busy 72 bed mother-baby unit (MIS) and a fast-paced 84 bed NICU. This position will practice primarily on the MIS unit and float occasionally to the NICU. In addition to a high functioning lactation team. SMBHWN has a New Beginnings Boutique, staffed by Certified Lactation Educators, to provide retail accessories, basic education and several support groups to promote a successful breastfeeding experience for expectant and new parents.

    Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns is a nationally recognized, full-service Women's Hospital with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year and is part of the Sharp HealthCare system, which won the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
    Located in San Diego, it is nationally recognized for its care of expectant mothers and delivering babies, as well as its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – the largest in Southern California. Other services include Operating Room suites and PACU, Mother/Infant Services, Women’s Acute Care, and the Perinatal Special Care Unit with centralized monitoring specializing in high-risk antepartum care.

    Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns provides a full range of medical and surgical services for women of all ages, including robotic gynecologic surgery and oncology and is San Diego's only hospital dedicated to women's care. In 2009 and 2010, the hospital received the Press Ganey Summit Award for physician satisfaction scores above the 95th percentile or above for their two most recent physician partnership reports.

    Essential Physical Requirements May Include
    • Sitting
    • Walking
    • Standing
    • Twisting (trunk)
    • Twisting (neck)
    • Bending (waist)
    • Flexing/extending (neck)
    • Gripping/grasping
    • Fine manipulation/pinching
    • Reaching below shoulder level
    • Reaching above shoulder level
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Bed mobilization (scooting/rolling)
    • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
    • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
    • Lift up to 50 pounds
    • Push/pull over 100 pounds
    • Carry up to 25 pounds
    Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

    Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).

    Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.