Lactation Consultant

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Job Summary

Welcome to the next phase of your rewarding nursing career. Welcome to Carilion Clinic, an organization of comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices and other complementary services. Our affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions provide additional opportunities for research and education. Joining us, you can expect supportive leadership, inter-professional teamwork, state-of-the-art technology, extensive training and innovative learning, and advancement potential.

 

As part of the health care team, assumes primary accountability for the coordination and provision of individualized lactation care for patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Utilizes delegation and critical thinking skills to provide quality service through a team oriented, collaborative approach to patient care.

 

Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates breastfeeding in order to achieve optimum patient outcomes for mother/infant dyads as appropriate to service area.

 

Interacts with patients, families, visitors, and all members of the health care team to develop, coordinate, and manage the plan of care.  Delegates and oversees delivery of patient care.  Maintains patient, staff and customer confidentiality.  Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and assesses data reflective of the patient's status.  Interprets the appropriate information to identify each patient's requirements relatives to age specific needs and provides care according to departmental policies and procedures.  May be exposed to infectious disease, bio-hazardous and hazardous materials, including regulated medical wastes, and combative patients.  Work is performed in patient care environment and is often fast-paced, requiring use of prioritization skills.  Physical requirements include:  lifting, prolonged periods of standing, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching, walking, etc.  May be asked provide care at other Carilion facilities to meet patient needs. Supports the Culture of Excellence and actively practices the Carilion Clinic Mission, Values, and Guiding Principles. 

 

Based in western Virginia, we inspire better health through compassionate care, medical education and research and neighborhood outreach. Note the worthy advantages of supportive leadership, state-of-the-art technological resources, inter-professional teams, innovative learning, and advancement potential.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelors degree preferred. AA Nursing or Allied Health Care Field required.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years or equivalent maternal/child experience in an acute care setting in which lactation skills were utilized.

Licensure/Certification: RN and IBCLC required.

Other: Must successfully complete orientation and competency requirements. Must obtain/maintain CPR. Must be able to meet essential job functions.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.

 

 


Requisition Number: 27257 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 
Shift: Day/Evening 
Shift Details: Day/Evening ; Weekend rotation and on call required
Recruiter: DANA E JOHNSON 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4006 
Recruiter Email: dejohnson@carilionclinic.org


This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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