Per Diem RN-II
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns - San Diego, CA

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This position is located in Serra Mesa.

8-hour variable shift; 9:00 am – 5:30 pm and 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, weekends


Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse licensure required

Completion of an approved lactation course of study that prepares applicant to take the IBCLC exam required

Current BCLS and NRP certifications required

IBCLC within one to two (1-2) years lactation hire date or maintenance of IBCLC required

Three (3) or more years of counseling breastfeeding mothers with recent experience in the hospital post-partum unit or in the NICU setting required

Effective interpersonal skills as well as oral, written, and presentation skills required

Advanced computer and charting skills required

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

This position is for the Lactation Consultant for Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. The lactation consultation services to patient and family that progresses them towards self-identified and individualized breastfeeding goals. Utilizes the nursing process in the approach to care of patients to promote quality breastfeeding/lactation outcomes.

SMBHWN is one of the few free-standing women's hospitals in the country delivering over 8000 infants per year. Lactation services are provided primarily on an inpatient basis to a very busy 72 bed mother -baby unit (MIS) and a fast-paced 61 bed NICU soon to be 81 bed unit. 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




Twisting (trunk)

Twisting (neck)

Bending (waist)

Flexing/extending (neck)


Fine manipulation/pinching

Reaching below shoulder level

Reaching above shoulder level



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.