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RN - Lactation/Postpartum

Job Summary:

Under general supervision and in collaboration with other members of the health care team, uses clinical judgment skills to diagnose and treat human responses to actual or potential health problems. The RN is responsible for assessing, planning, directing, providing and evaluation nursing care for patients and coordinating nurses care activities with other health care disciplines.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Assessment: standard of performance: Performs accurate multi-system assessments, including; biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, education needs and discharge planning needs. Identifies deviations from normal on routine lab diagnostic tests. Reassesses patient throughout hospitalization. Performs complete discharge assessment.

+ Planning: standard of performance: Develops an individual nursing plan of care. Nursing plan of care is sensitive to the developmental needs of the patient. Coordinates patient care activities and discharge planning with other hospital and clinic departments and community agencies. Develops patient teaching plan and documents on care plan or teaching plan. Appropriately delegates patient care activities based on patients condition and scope of practice of other health care providers. Established priories for patient care. Classifies acuity level of assigned patients.

+ Implementation: standard of performance: Initiates appropriate measures based on protocol for the management of the medical and/or surgical patient. Bases nursing care on protocol in place for management of each patient. Correctly carries out the physicians plan of care. Accurately documents in the emr. Documents care according to policy and procedure. Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach when appropriate. Performs all necessary procedures correctly. Utilizes available teaching plans in addressing patient teaching needs. Accurately calculates and administers medications. Initiates appropriate measures in emergency situations.

+ Evaluation: standard of performance: Evaluates assessment methods, plan of care, and patients response to treatment. Participates in unit quality assurance activities.

Basic Qualifications:


+ Minimum nine (9) months of RN experience.

Three (3) years lactation experience within the last five (5) years.


+ Graduate of an accredited nursing program.

License, Certification, Registration

+ Registered Nurse License (in the state where care is provided)

+ International Board Lactation Consultant Examiners Certificate

+ Basic Life Support

+ Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Additional Requirements:

+ Computer keyboarding skills.

+ Cross-trained to another perinatal area or willing to cross-train.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Previous health care experience.

+ Bachelors degree in nursing or related field.

+ One (1) year working with level 2/level 3 neonates.

+ Five (5) years of lactation experience within the last seven (7) years.

+ Two (2) years of experience in a perinatal area i.e. postpartum/labor and delivery.


+ RN-Lactation Consultant/Postpartum


TITLE: RN - Lactation/Postpartum

LOCATION: Hillsboro, Oregon

REQNUMBER: 1092013

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.