The IBCLC Lactation Consultant is a member of the nursing staff who influences quality patient care in the area of lactation and breastfeeding through an integral role as educator and consultant.
Duties of the IBCLC Lactation Consultant may include but are not limited to:
Demonstrates proficiency in the Clinical Competencies for the Practice of an IBCLC.
Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team and consult with physicians, and other appropriate individuals as necessary in order to serve as a direct resource to breastfeeding mothers and babies.
Functions as a Lactation Consultant in area of expertise, collaborating with the mother, the primary nurse, physician and related members of the health team in the management of lactation and breastfeeding
Integrates knowledge, evidence-based practice and assessment skills that incorporate specific age and culture related care.
Assists the primary nurse to formulate a nursing care plan for establishment of lactation and breastfeeding.
Collaborates with all members of the health care team incorporating evidence based practices to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate lactation and breastfeeding problems and to suggest treatment approaches and outcomes.
Develops, evaluates and revises policies and procedures related to lactation and breastfeeding.
Monitors and evaluates hospital practices for lactation and breastfeeding.
Participates in Quality Improvement for regulatory compliance, patient satisfaction, lactation and breastfeeding.
Collaborates with OB/Ped Leadership in the development of programs.
Designs and implements educational programs to families, and the community about breastfeeding and human lactation through teaching prenatal and post-natal breastfeeding classes.
Re-evaluates needs with leadership for program development and growth.
Assists health care team in maintaining their current knowledge base and competency with breastfeeding through the development of educational programs
Develops and maintains discharge support resources.
Provides documented evidence in the medical record of patient/family teaching and their responses and understanding of the teaching. Ensures that patient education and instructions are consistent with that of the physician or designee
Follows up with lactating moms within all areas of Stony Brook Hospital who seek a consultation
Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. This position is classified by OSHA as Category 1.
Required: Education: Bachelor degree required. Licensure: IBCLC Certification required; Registered Professional Nurse (RN). Experience: Minimum of two years of lactation consultant nursing experience. Basic Life Support.(BLS)
Preferred: Prior experience as a lactation consultant in Pediatric or Obstetrics in a tertiary center or large community center. NRP.
Special Notes: Resume/CV should be included with the online application.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already partially vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol, including booster vaccines. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.
The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.
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