Consultant - Lactation

  • Mission Health System
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Apr 20, 2018
Healthcare

Job Description


Job Summary: The Lactation Consultant enhances the breastfeeding experience of the mother/baby dyad through education of the patient and staff, giving direct patient assistance, and assessing and managing breastfeeding problems. The Lactation Consultant also determines the need for breastfeeding devices and aids, distributing them and educating in their use.

Required Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Nurses with an Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing must sign agreement to obtain BSN within 4 years of the hire date in to position. Nurses who are nearing the end of their professional career may be exempted from this

Preferred Education: None

Required License: Must have and maintain current licensure as registered nurse with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Compact license may apply, licensee should confirm with NCBON; BCLS

Preferred License: National Certification in area

Required Experience: 2 years in Maternal/Child nursing role including breastfeeding support

Preferred Experience: 3 - 5 years in Maternal/Child nursing role including breastfeeding support