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PRN Lactation Consultant/Maternal Educator

Location: 9981 So HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL
Department: Family Education - Support
Categories: Nursing
Type: PRN
Shift: 7:30 AM-4:00 AM
Schedule: Days

Description:

The Lactation Consultant (LC) focuses their clinical practice on providing assistance to breast feeding mothers and infants. Responsible for comprehensive maternal, infant and feeding assessments related to lactation and provides education to clients concerning pregnancy, childbirth lactation and parenting. The LC provides a variety of specialized services, including individual consultation, breastfeeding classes and instruction in the use of specific breastfeeding assistive devices. They also serve as a resource for families, staff and providers. The LC is an advocate for breastfeeding while also acknowledging a woman's right to infant feeding choice. Provides care based on established clinical nursing practice standards subscribed to by American Nursing Association and in accordance with the Florida Nurse Practice Act. IBCLC and AWHONN standards. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization vision and mission. Uses knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through excellence in customer service and performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.

Requirements:

Educational Requirements

Degree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/
Preferred
and/or
Bachelor'sSciencePreferred

Experience Requirements

Minimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/
Preferred
and/or
2 YearsOB NursingRequiredor
2 YearsNICURequiredor
2 YearsLactation EducationRequired

State of Florida Licensure Requirements

LicensesRequired/
Preferred
and/or
Registered Nurse LicenseRequired

Certifications/Registration Requirements

Certificates/RegistrationsRequired/
Preferred
and/or
IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)Requiredand
BLS (American Heart Association / Basic Life Support)Required