Lactation Specialist (IBCLC), Maternity Care Ctr, Per Diem, Nights
Company: Adventist Health NW
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the
greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are
driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health,
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always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our
Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center is a 254-bed
acute-care hospital serving Kern County communities with key
service areas including brain and spine, heart, cancer care,
orthopedics, emergency services, three Quest Imaging locations and
the Adventist Health Physicians Network. The hospital is staffed by
more than 645 affiliated physicians, 1,832 associates and more than
Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center has deep roots in
Kern County - serving the community for more than 100 years!
Adventist Health Bakersfield has also been recognized as the
only Top Hospital in Kern County, by the Leapfrog group. While this
is a great recognition, what it really shows is our unwavering
commitment to give our very best for our community as we carry out
our mission of "Living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness
and hope." As one of six hospitals in California and one of 35 in
the nation with this "Top General Hospital" status for patient
safety and quality care, we appreciate being our community's
hospital of choice.
We're looking for someone to join our team as a Lactation
Provides inpatient lactation services to women and their
families adapting the instruction and care to the lifestyle,
cultural lifestyle, cultural background and socio-economic status
of the patient. Works in collaboration with the direct nursing
staff and the physician to assist the patient in achieving a
satisfactory start to successful breastfeeding. Assists in the
implementation of short and long range goals applying to
breastfeeding that are identified by the nursing staff providing
direct patient care.
- Employs an interdisciplinary approach to providing
comprehensive newborn assessment and lactation support. Facilitates
the coordination of all necessary services for patients and
families. Coordinates patient care for hospital admissions,
specialty referrals, and ancillary support departments based on the
assessment from the newborn visit. Within the assigned service area
of operation, contacts every woman who has delivered a newborn,
offers telephonic assessment and lactation support, generates a
nursing care plan, and monitors follow up. Assesses the needs of
the mother and her newborn in the post-partum period. Documents
identified high risk factors and problems, which may require
consultation and intervention, and plans for appropriate follow
- Collaborates with other members of the health care team to
identify parent's educational and competency gaps related to
breastfeeding and newborn assessment. Conducts and documents
individual or family lactation or newborn visits to address the
identified gaps associated with the newborn or lactation visit. In
collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, assesses
staff knowledge and identifies competency-based educational needs
of staff related to breastfeeding patients and newborn assessment.
Provides both formal and informal medical and nursing staff
education services in a manner that is consistent, uniform,
efficient and cost-effective. Evaluates the effectiveness of the
education and modifies educational plans as needed.
- Provides daily assessment and support of new mothers and
infants in conjunction with the nursing staff. Appropriately
documents breastfeeding assessments, interventions and plan of care
in the medical record. Communicates breastfeeding assessment and
plan of care with bedside nurse to ensure continuity. Performs
duties of the clinical nurse in assigned setting when necessary.
Assists with development and updating of lactation protocols in
collaboration with a health care team of physicians, nurse
practitioner, midwife, social workers, and nutritionists. Teaches
group prenatal newborn care and lactation classes. Provides
education and mentoring to health care professionals. Mentors
nursing staff in providing inpatient education.
- Communicates and markets breastfeeding education programs to a
broad target audience using appropriate methods, and based on
identified/assessed needs. Provides breastfeeding education to
obstetrical and pediatric care providers in the community.
Communicates the assessment and plan of care to the mother and/or
baby's doctor when seen in the outpatient clinic.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
- High School Education/GED or equivalent: Preferred
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of
education/related experience: Preferred
- Two years relevant experience: Preferred
- Experience teaching health education classes and facilitating
support groups: Preferred
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC):
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Required
Keywords: Adventist Health NW, Bakersfield , Lactation Specialist (IBCLC), Maternity Care Ctr, Per Diem, Nights, Other , Bakersfield, California
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