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RN (Registered Nurse) Lactation Consultant/IBCLC - St. Elizabeth Boardman - Postpartum/Mother Baby

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Lactation Consultant is responsible for providing professional guidance and optimum assistance to breastfeeding families to attain a satisfactory nursing relationship and achieve family's goal for breastfeeding success.Essential Job Functions--- Assesses, plans, provides, and evaluates need for breastfeeding support, education, and professional nursing care.--- Collects, interprets, and applies data collected from breastfeeding patient to provide appropriate interventions to meet patient's needs.--- Identifies and intervenes to address patient and family need for lactation support and educational needs.--- Acts as the leader and mentors other team members in lactation.--- Assists in the efficient operation of unit.--- Works toward the improvement of lactation services through continuing educational offers to the staff of Perinatal services.--- Participates in the unit-based Performance Improvement program and adheres to required patient care standards for the assigned area.--- May be requested to provide community lactation education to patients and support systems.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationInternational Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Certification (required within 14 months of hire and must be maintained)Current RN license in state they are working or covered by compact (preferred)EducationAssociates or Bachelors in a healthcare related field (preferred)Bachelors of Science Nursing (preferred)Work Experience1 year of hospital experience working with postpartum breastfeeding mothers (preferred)Previous experience counseling postpartum families in breastfeeding (preferred)TrainingEPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (required)Skills--- Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and implementation) to nursing staff and others.--- Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.--- Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.--- Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care.--- Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses and revises plan of care accordingly.--- Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.--- Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.--- Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.--- Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops.--- Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.--- Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.--- Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.--- Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.--- Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.--- Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences.--- Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.--- Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.--- Maintains patient records and charts to ensure accurate communication and continuity of patient's medical treatment and nursing care.--- Performs lactation care--- Knowledge of satisfactory breastfeeding--- Breastfeeding teaching and educationWorking ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be required to use physical restraintsMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*May have periods of constant interruptionsGeneral office environment* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsLifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 67-100%Lifting/Carrying (50-100+ lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 67-100%Push/Pull (50-100+ lbs.) 34-66%Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 1-33%Climbing 1-33%Balance 1-33%Bending 67-100%Sitting 1-33%Walking 67-100%Standing 67-100%Additional Physical Requirements/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/audio recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearDepth perceptionUse of latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposureMany of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

Keywords: Mercy Health, Youngstown , RN (Registered Nurse) Lactation Consultant/IBCLC - St. Elizabeth Boardman - Postpartum/Mother Baby, Healthcare , Youngstown, Ohio

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