HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse - Lactation Consultant - FT Evenings in Wichita, Kansas

Serves as a clinical expert for lactation and breastfeeding. The Lactation Consultant provides in-depth, individual assistance for mothers and families experiencing special or complex circumstances associated with lactation and breastfeeding. The Lactation Consultant encourages the support of breastfeeding in the medical setting through patient consultation, staff education and implementation of optimal breastfeeding policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates the ability to adapt technique/treatment to age of population served, including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, while providing care/service with respect to cultural differences and spiritual needs.

  • Provides clinical expertise and care related to lactation, which includes use of the nursing process with mothers and infants that may be high or low risk, inpatient, outpatient or telephone consultations. Provides supporting documentation.

  • Provides formal and informal teaching to parents and hospital staff. Education provided in settings outside the medical center shall be in accordance with medical center policy.

  • Participates in improving care and practice to create a relationship focused patient care environment, which meets customer needs and includes delegation of activities related to lactation consistent with the position descriptions for patient care personnel, medical center policies, legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Identifies opportunities for performance improvement, Enhance professional self-development and accept accountability for professional practice based on research, customer feedback and peer review.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to promote and provide consistency of care delivery, maintains effective channels of communication within the department and across the medical center to promote relations and interactions.

    • Required Registration, Licensure or Certification *
  • Current Licensure in the State of Kansas as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN)

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy

  • IBCLC or in progress within 2 years

    • Required Education or Experience *
  • Completion of an accredited registered nurse degree program

    • Preferred Education or Experience *
  • Previous nursing experience

    • Required Knowledge and Skills *
  • Lactation support skills

  • Ability to utilize the nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patient/and/or significant others

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

  • Personal computer skills

Title: Registered Nurse - Lactation Consultant - FT Evenings

Location: Kansas-Wichita-Wesley Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00323-15735