Lactation Educator - Non RN
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns - San Diego, CA

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  • Per Diem


    This position is located at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in Serra Mesa.

    10-hour shift; 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, primarily weekends

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required
    • Lactation Educator Certification required
    • Current Healthcare provider CPR certification required
    • Minimum of one (1) year as an active certified Lactation Educator preferred
    • Excellent customer service skills required, ability to work as a team, as well as independently
    • Ability to work well with a variety of people
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

    The Lactation Educator will work in Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns' retail breastfeeding boutique offering information on breastfeeding, breastfeeding products and answer questions via telephone. Customer service skills are valuable as well as being compassionate and understanding.

    At Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns' New Beginnings Boutique, new moms, families and friends can find specialty products and services for all phases of life, including: Breastfeeding accessories and pumps, Nursing bras and comfort bras and The Helen K. Copley Family Health Resource Library – a lending library of videotapes, CDs, DVDs and books on women's health issues. A knowledgeable staff of lactation educators and certified bra fitters provides individuals with information on breastfeeding, parenting and other women's health issues in an intimate and friendly atmosphere.

    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
    • Walking
    • Standing
    • Gripping/grasping
    • Reaching below shoulder level
    • Keyboarding
    • Lift up to 50 pounds
    • Push/pull up to 50 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).