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Inpatient Lactation Consultant job

Holy Cross HealthGermantown, MD
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Company Description

Holy Cross Health is a Hospital & Health Care institute that was founded in 1963 and headquartered in Silver Spring, MD. They have the vision to rehabilitate the patients quickly through their state-of-the-art healthcare facilities. To cure and diagnose the patients, they engage their employees in offering different special services such as Seniors, Neuroscience, Gynecologic Surgery, Maternity, Joints, Cancer, and much more. They entice, enthuse, and appreciate the efforts of their employees and award them different employment benefits such as health insurance, flexible spending account 401K plan, and much more. They prefer to incorporate creative, proactive, and professional candidates who can tackle the pressing situations of the patients carefully. They recruit new employees in different domains such as marketing communication specialists, clinical researchers, major gifts officers, food service cashiers, patient registration representatives, and much more.

Job Description

General Summary:

The Lactation Consultant plans implements and evaluates the continuing educational activities for designated clinical areas. Under the direction of the Vice President, Women's, Infant's and Children and in collaboration with the Nurse Managers and the clinical staff, the Lactation Consultant serves as a resource for the lactation Program to improve nursing practice and quality of patient care.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Preferred)
  • Current licensure by Maryland State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse (Preferred)
  • Board certified as a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Ongoing membership in chosen certifying organization
  • CPR certification or attendance one hired at a HCH CPR training class
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
  • Minimum of one (1) year clinical experience in relevant clinical area
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
Working Conditions:
  • Flexibility in work schedule to meet breastfeeding education needs
  • Ability to lift, push, pull patients and equipment and to bend body down at waist
  • The Lactation Consultant sees patients in all areas under Women & Children's Services: High Risk Perinatal Center, Labor & Delivery, Maternity Suites, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics and any other area in the hospital as needed.


Reporting Relationship:

Reports directly to the Manager of Perinatal Programs

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

TASKS

  • Prepare and distribute health education materials, such as reports, bulletins, and visual aids, to address smoking, vaccines, and other public health concerns.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in public health care.
  • Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.
  • Document activities and record information, such as the numbers of applications completed, presentations conducted, and persons assisted.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Holy Cross Health

Type

Hospital

Size

Large

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Physicians

Founded

1963

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