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Lactation Educator RN

Company: St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Campus
Location: Conroe
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewCHI St. Lukes Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, has been serving our community since 1954. We proudly provide a vast array of services that help us keep our community safe and healthy.The Woodlands Hospital a primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, womens services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centers Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Childrens Hospital.Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring, and our families need protection. With our combined resources, we are committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community. This role will allow you to give back to our community and broaden your healthcare skills.We want our patients to be care for with respect and compassion. Our Nursing Team is a vital part of our patients success to recovery. Do you have excellent follow-through skills? Are you organized and able to multi-task? Do you love caring for people? Would you like to work in a place that values your skills? Did you know we are an academic teaching facility? We have a team of people waiting for you. If you are compassionate about healthcare and would like to impact patients every day, connect with CHI St. Lukes Health today to experience what it is like to collaborate with a talented healthcare team!We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
    • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
    • Vacation, Personal Days and Holidays
    • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
    • Matching 401(k) Retirement Programs
    • Wellness ProgramResponsibilitiesExpectations:Provides support to mother/infant dyads with breastfeeding needs and lactation problem in a manner developmentally appropriate for adolescents and adults as necessary; Accountable for evaluation of continuous quality improvement, and compliance with hospital policy and procedure.
      • Instructs mothers on all tasks necessary to initiate and maintain lactation during the infants hospitalization; may include prenatal instruction and post-discharge follow-up
      • Evaluates breastfeeding oral motor mechanics of infants and milk transfer making appropriate recommendations and management strategies
      • Documents observations, assessments and recommendations made during consultation in patient record
      • Performs all tasks necessary to ensure the mothers adherence to quality control departmental policies related to milk collection, storage and transport
      • Obtains information on maternal medication use and evaluates its compatibility or prohibitive status related to breastfeeding or expressed breast milk feeding
      • Attends continuing education Workshops, seminars and in-services and fulfills all mandatory education requirements as documented on staff development roster
      • Attends staff meetings and/or reads minutes 90% of the time to keep abreast of current information as documented in meeting sign-in sheets
      • Participates in Hospital Performance Improvement activities, offers written or verbal recommendations and Participates in development of team goals on a yearly basisQualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
        • Associates Degree in Nursing or Diploma
        • Bachelors in Nursing Preferred
        • Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) required
        • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
        • BLS with skills demonstration Minimum Experience:Two (2) year of Lactation ExperienceMinimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
          • Excellent public relation skills
          • Knowledge of the principles and skills of the nursing process to provide patient care and treatment.
          • Critical thinking skills
          • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal
          • Basic Computer skills familiarity with Windows based software programs.Preferred
            • Experience working in an acute care facility

Keywords: St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Campus, Conroe , Lactation Educator RN, Healthcare , Conroe, Texas

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