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Beth Israel Lahey Health Lactation Consultant - RN (Mother/Baby) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Type: Per Diem

Time Type: Part time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Lactation Consultant - RN (Mother/Baby)

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Provides competent and compassionate nursing care by utilizing the nursing process; as evidenced by assessing / reassessing the patient’s needs, developing, implementing, and evaluating an individualized lactation plan of care

  2. Performs thorough admission assessment / reassessments in accordance with policy

  3. Identifies and develops an individualized lactation plan of care and modifies the plan with changes in the patient’s condition

  4. Identifies and documents patient/family/significant other teaching needs throughout the hospitalization

5.Identifies discharge planning needs of patient/family/significant other on initial assessment and throughout the hospitalization

  1. Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided, to ensure quality care and the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.

  2. Lactation documentation/plan is accurate and complete

  3. Demonstrates ability and utilizes the computer system as required for documentation; incident reporting and prompt acknowledgment of all orders.

  4. Individualized discharge instructions / referrals are accurate and complete.

  5. Demonstrates knowledge of hospital policies and procedures for medication administration.

  6. Utilizes the eMAR system for expressed breast milk feeding; scanning all patient ID bracelets and all medications/expressed breast milk consistently 12. Demonstrates knowledge of common medications and use with breastfeeding.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be a registered nurse who holds a valid RN license in Massachusetts

  2. IBCLC certification required

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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