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Lactation Consultant - RN (Roanoke, VA, US, 24014)

Company: Carilion Clinic
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

How You'll Help Transform Healthcare: 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.
  • Ensures complete, accurate and timely documentation of care.
  • Collaborates with members of the health care team/patient/family to develop, implement, and evaluate an age-specific interdisciplinary plan of care. --Revises plan according to changes in patient status.
  • Patient/family (caregiver) educational needs are identified in a timely manner, incorporated into the plan of care, implemented and documented appropriately.
  • Consistently demonstrates the role of patient advocate, protector of patient's rights, and provider of psychological/social/cultural support.
  • Applies knowledge of growth and development to appropriately care for patients served.
  • Uses and cares for breastfeeding equipment and devices appropriately.
  • Completes appropriate activities related to the rental or sale of all items in the Lactation Retail Center.
  • Maintains professional conduct and practices in an ethical manner, accountable for professional actions and legal responsibilities.
  • Maintains professional conduct and practices in an ethical manner adhering to the Standards of Practice and the IBLCE Code of Ethics.
  • Maintains and expands knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education activities.
  • Obtains certification no later than 2 years after employment. --Maintains current IBCLC. ----
  • Determines and performs within clinical, leadership, and/or education pathways to support (direct/indirect) evidence-based, quality patient care service and performance improvement.
  • Exhibits clinical expertise in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Plans strategies to reduce length of stay, turn around time, resource consumption and improve patient outcomes.
  • Functions as role-model for clinical practice to coworker, student and physicians.
  • Manages resources, establishes priorities, and modifies environment to meet patient care needs.
  • Completes manager/director predetermined projects within specified time frame and according to preestablished guidelines.
  • Uses problem-solving methods to facilitate resolution to patient and personnel situations that present in the work area. What We Require:Education: Associates degree in Nursing, BSN preferred.--Experience: One year maternal/child experience in an acute care setting in which lactation skills were utilized is required. Three years are preferred.Licensure/Certification: RN required: IBCLC required within the first 12 months of hire into this position.Other: Must successfully complete orientation and competency requirements. Must obtain/maintain CPR. Must be able to meet essential job functions. About Carilion 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. Requisition Number: 142082--Employment Status: Full time--Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital--Shift: Day--Shift Details: Three 12 hour shifts/week with weekend rotationRecruiter: DANA E JOHNSON--Recruiter Phone: 540-400-4631--Recruiter Email: dejohnson@carilionclinic.orgFor more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: Carilion Clinic, Roanoke , Lactation Consultant - RN (Roanoke, VA, US, 24014), Professions , Roanoke, Virginia

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