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Lactation Consultant/Baby Friendly Coordinator in Gardena, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Job Title: Lactation Consultant/Baby Friendly Coordinator 

City: Gardena / State: California    

Obstetrics

Day Shift

From 8:00 AM

To 4:30 PM

                                      


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title:  Lactation Consultant 

Job Summary:

The Lactation Consultant, is responsible for providing support for the mother-infant breastfeeding experience. The tasks include assessment, planning, interventions, and evaluation of lactation support and education for clients.  The Lactation consultant will promote a breastfeeding friendly environment at MHG.

 Essential Job Duties:

  • Facilitates breastfeeding support 
  • Conducts competency-based employee trainings on infant feeding appropriate to the departments practice
  • Promotes breastfeeding and assists mothers in reaching their own breastfeeding goals
  • Communicates with Pediatricians and OB/GYN providers to improve lactation support for clients who elect to breastfeed
  • Reviews, updates and evaluates suitable educational materials to facilitate understanding
  • Adjusts teaching to meet patient and family needs including language and literacy level
  • Participates in evaluation of the patient education effectiveness
  • Documents patient education and progress in accordance with practice standards within the EHR
  • Maintains professional growth in the area of educational techniques to promote quality patient education services
  • Facilitates prenatal classes as needed
  • Participates in prenatal education events to promote breastfeeding support
  • Data Collection and analyzation for requirements of Baby Friendly initiative and designation
  • Audits, and surveys as part of the Baby Friendly program
  • Education of nurses, and patients in support of Baby Friendly initiatives
  • Participation in coalition meetings in support of Baby Friendly designation
  • Maintains and reviews requirements of Baby Friendly designation
  • Support OB clinic with Education of Childbirth and breastfeeding support
  • Other duties as assigned




Job Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • Possesses a high school diploma.
  • Three years of lactation education experience required

 Licensure/Certifications:

  • Current Lactation Consultant Certificate
  • Current BLS for Health Care Providers card

 

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • Possesses a high school diploma.
  • Three years of lactation education experience required

 Licensure/Certifications:

  • Current Lactation Consultant Certificate
  • Current BLS for Health Care Providers card