Adheres to hospital infection control policies for Women's and Children's Services including handwashing, nails, jewelry, and dress code.
Demonstrates proper response to hospital codes and alerts according to policies.
Integrates knowledge, evidence-based practice and assessment skills with providing holistic support and care for breastfeeding families.
Educates women, families, and the community about breastfeeding and human lactation through teaching prenatal and post-natal breastfeeding classes.
Assists health care team in maintaining their current knowledge base and competency with breastfeeding
Provides evidence-based information to mothers and health professionals regarding medication usage during breastfeeding breastfeeding.
Supports mothers after discharge by providing telephone and outpatient consultation to resolve breastfeeding issues.
Encourages families to make informed decisions regarding the feeding of their children by providing evidence-based information that is free of personal bias.
Collaborates with team members to determine daily assignments and completion of work in a timely manner.
Works collaboratively and interdependently with other members of the health care team to establish and communicate the patient's plan of care.
Documents all consults and orders properly and efficiently in the electronic medical record.
Recognizes differences of opinion and supports parents informed decisions.
Encourages, promotes and participates in yearly departmental goals and initiatives.
Adheres to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
Contributes to performance and quality improvement activities such as skills verification, departmental meetings, councils, PACE and other organizational goals and initiatives.
Supports, utilizes, and shares evidence based nursing and breastfeeding practices obtained through continuing education.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN and a minimum of three (3) years in clinical practice.
One year in obstetrical or neonatal nursing
NC Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure or holding temporary license pending endorsement in NC
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
Certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) required.