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 RN Lactation Consultant    
 Job Number tenetnurse0313_5286    
 Job Type
 Job Category Nursing
 Company Tenet Healthcare Corporation-Nursing & Therapy
 Location Mt. Pleasant, SC
 Salary Competitive
 Date Posted 06/13/2017
 Start Date Immediately
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 Job Description
Under the direction of the Department Director, performs a variety of direct patient care, works collaboratively with the health care team, is customer focused and strives to meet unit and hospital goals.  Provides quality nursing care according to established practice standards and guidelines for the areas assigned.
1.   Prenatal Education
a.Teaches prenatal breastfeeding class.  Update syllabus as needed.
b.Provide consultations and breastfeeding information by request of doctors, perinatal educators, or patients to expectant mothers and their families.
c.In-Patient Responsibilities
d.Perform inpatient consultations and follow-up visits.  Write an accurate, descriptive breastfeeding assessment which documents the quality of the baby's latch, the mother's comfort level, education provided, and any problems noted.  Involve father and other family members in supporting the mother's desire to breastfeed.  Keep an inpatient log, which will include the patient's name, room number, brief summary of visit, the amount of time spent with the patient.  Enter any pertinent charges into the computer.
e.Provide education packets for new mothers, including extra material for specific concerns.
f.Assist with the initiation of electric breast pump use, if indicated including cleaning the equipment and storage of breast milk.
g.Assess and provide interventions for specific problems (difficult latch, poor sucking, etc.) share the plan of care with staff, and evaluate the mother's and baby's response.
h.Visit any patient on another hospital unit who is breast feeding and assist staff in planning appropriate and family centered care.
i.Initiate discussions with pediatricians, obstetricians and other specialists as indicated for any breastfeeding concerns.
j.Involve Hispanic Interpreters in breastfeeding education for Hispanic patient.
k.Record lactation education under interdisciplinary education in the mother's chart.
2.    Outpatient Consultations
a.Outpatient consultations will be encouraged for severe breastfeeding difficulty, weight loss greater than 10% of birth weight, extreme nipple soreness or engorgement, or other persistent problems.
b.Consultations may include a complete feeding assessment, infant's weight check on electronic scale before and after breastfeeding, assessment of the mother's breasts, positioning of baby while nursing, and observation of baby's latch and strength of sucking.
3.    Staff Education
a.Review current breastfeeding policies and procedures, revise if necessary in consultation with the other nursing and medical staff members
b.Breastfeeding education classes will be provided as needed for new staff members.
c.Provide information to obstetricians, pediatricians, and other staff members about breastfeeding promotion and management.

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing. 
  • Current RN license with the South Carolina State Board of Nursing. 
  • Advanced certification field of specialty/expertise encouraged. 
  • BLS certification required.
  • Competently performs unit specific duties as assigned Certification as a Lactation Consultant.
  • Previous hospital experience preferred in area specialty.
Job:   Nursing
Primary Location:   Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Hospital Location:   East Cooper Medical Center
Job Type:   Full-time
Shift Type:   8 Hour Day


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