Baystate Health Lactation Consultant, Per Diem in Springfield, Massachusetts

Lactation Consultant, Per Diem

The Lactation Consultant is an engaged employee who performs assessments on inpatients and outpatients who are referred for individual breastfeeding consultations and/or teaching. The consultant possesses a broad knowledge of perinatal nursing practices, anatomy and physiology, and clinical breastfeeding issues. The incumbent is responsible for providing care specific to breastfeeding patients and acting as a consultant/resource to the multidiscipline team (nursing, physician, and social workers, etc). The Lactation Consultant provides ongoing support to our community of new families beyond the birth of the baby.

What you will do:

Performs assessments on inpatients and outpatients who are referred for individual breastfeeding consultations and/or teaching Plans, implements and evaluates individual breastfeeding education based on patient assessment and medical plan of care. Teaches patient and significant others about breastfeeding self management. Documents all aspects of breastfeeding education.

Develops and maintains good human relation skills, which are consistent with the principles of the hospital, with patients and their significant others, medical staff, and other employees

Employee participates in self development and educational activities. Maintains skills and is aware of current information through journals and conferences, as evidenced through attendance records.

Provides education to multidiscipline team as requested and/or needed.

Provides ongoing support and education to new families beyond the birth of the baby, via phone support, breastfeeding support group, and community events

Consultant collaborates with Nursing Administration and Nursing Management in all aspects of the Lactation Consultant Program.

What you will need:

  • RN License, AND required, BSN preferred
  • 5 years working with mothers and infants
  • BCLC. Certification must be obtained wihtin 12 months from the date of hire and maintained thereafter.
  • CPR

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job ID: 83236

Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Full/Part Time: Per Diem

Regular/Temporary: Regular