|Job Title:||Lactation Consultant|
|Department:||Mother and Baby|
|Location:||Mary Catherine Bunting Center|
|Standard Weekly Hours:||36|
|Travel to Offsite location:||No|
|Job Summary:||The Lactation Consultant provides education & intervention to mothers who choose to breastfeed and to promote knowledge, competence and support among the staff responsible for patient care.|
|Requirements:||-Must possess an Associates Degree.|
-Must be licensed (RN) to practice in Maryland or must be able to obtain a Maryland license based on timeframe of licensing board.
-Must possess IBCLC Certification.
-Five (5) years current clinical experience in perinatal care.
-Three (3) years experience as an LC
-Must have strong interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, knowledge of adult learning principles, knowledge of human growth & development, expert knowledge of maternal child nursing and lactation.
-Must be able to perform breast assessments
history taking use of breast pumps, shields & other equipment used to assist in breastfeeding
-Must be computer literate.
-Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
-Must be able to work independently and possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
-Must possess the ability to effectively communicate and deal tactfully with other personnel, visitors, patients, physicians, customers, and the general public.
-Must be flexible, have personal integrity, and the ability to function effectively as a team member.
-Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.