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Lactation Coordinator SCH

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jul 2, 2020

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Job Description

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Status: Full Time

Work Schedule: Rotate on call per dept needs, rotate wknds/holidays as nec.

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Hours:7a-3p

Shift: Shift 1:

FTE: 1.000000:



Summary:


The certified lactation consultant is a registered nurse who is responsible for applying the nursing process in the care of the breastfeeding mothers and infants, with a focus on the clinical support of lactation needs, encouragement, education and consultation in both inpatient and outpatient setting. Responsible for the overall coordination of all the Lactation Services provided at SOCH. Responsible for supervising and evaluating all current Associates in the Registered Nurse Lactation position employed at SOCH. Must be able to communicate effectively on all levels. Creates an environment that promotes breastfeeding and learning for staff and patients. Oversees the financial performance of the lactation program. Responsible for evaluating all breastfeeding metrics and developing any quality assurance plans necessary to improve the caliber of the program.

Responsibilities:


EDUCATION
  • Current New York State Nursing License required
  • BSN required
  • Certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant required
  • Current Basic Life Support required
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program required
  • Meets and is current and competent with all New York State licensure requirements. Not limited to Infection Control and Child Abuse mandatory reporting.

EXPERIENCE
  • Experience in the field of lactation consultation required
  • RN experience in the field of Maternal Child
  • Experience in a leadership role (Charge Nurse, Manager)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Demonstrated clinical ability
  • Excellent communication skills.

ENVIRONMENT
  • Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment; typical of most office jobs.
  • Occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions.

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Nursing can be intellectually, physically and emotionally demanding. Subject to inside environmental conditions: protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. Subject to hazards includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving parts or frequent exposure to many unpleasant physical and environmental conditions. Nurses work shifts that include nights, weekends and holidays. There are times travel to another CH facility is required for training and educational purposes.


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