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The Childbirth Educator/Lactation Consultant is a professional registered nurse who is certified to assist parents in making the transition from the role of expectant parent to the role of responsible parent. The educator disseminates evidenced-based information dealing with Family-Centered Maternity Care from conception, through pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and into new family life. The overall goal is to work with the parents and other health professionals to provide the tools that are necessary to cope with pregnancy, labor and delivery and the demands of early parenting. The educator is qualified to assess the needs of the client, adapt the program to the identified needs, implement a teaching plan and evaluate the outcome. The educator may also teach Natural Family Planning. The educator must have an understanding of age ranges from birth through those of childbearing years.
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred, with current
- Knowledge of current nursing, medical and health trends and practices.
BLS Certification required.
- Ability to act in a professional capacity and serve as a professional role model.
- Delivery room experience preferred.
- Prepared Childbirth Educator certification preferred (e.g. Lamaze, ICEA, Bradley, Academy of Certified Birth Educators, etc)
- IBCLC certification or eligibility to sit for certification exam is required.
Must be an RN and a certified lactation consultant.
Conditions of Employment
In adherence with our safety and compliance regulations, all new employees are subject to a criminal background check and health clearance (including drug testing through Occupational Health) prior to the first day of employment.
The health and safety of our patients and employees is a top priority at St. Francis Care, which is why we have instituted mandatory flu shots effective Fall 2013. Exemptions for medical and religious reasons will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Please be aware all St. Francis Care facilities are smoke and tobacco free
Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Francis Care is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or any other legal recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinance.