Work Schedule/Days: Day / Saturday; Friday; Variable
Employment Type: PRN
Requisition #: 78105
Participates as interdisciplinary patient care team member to provide lactation services and education to meet needs of identified patient population within the scope of the medical center’s mission and values.
- Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Education, Nursing, or related field
- Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
- Experience in pediatric populations from birth through early childhood
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
- Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/services appropriate to the age of patients served
- Must possess excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrates expertise in care of mothers/infants with complex breastfeeding problems.
- Determines breastfeeding plan and provides instruction and support to mothers breastfeeding children requiring hospitalization.
- Evaluates positive signs of lactogenesis and latching on.
- Evaluates adequacy of breast milk intake and determines appropriate goals.
- Evaluates and monitors any problems or complaints related to breasts or pumping equipment.
- Evaluates and dictates pumping frequency and duration.
- Implements appropriate teaching interventions based on infant’s clinical condition, mother’s progress, and breastfeeding goals.
- Implements standards of care and policies and procedures for breastfeeding management.
- Designs, implements, and monitors policies and procedures to assess quality control in the collection, transport, storage, and feeding of breast milk to hospitalized infants.
- Designs, implements, and monitors policies and procedures to provide nourishment to breastfeeding mothers of hospitalized infants.
- Designs, assesses, implements, and monitors an inpatient lactation management standard of care.
- Designs, implements, and monitors policies and procedures to assess the procurement and maintenance of lactation equipment.
- Designs, implements, and monitors policies and procedures for use and access of electric breast pumps by patient’s mother.
- Assists in assessing, planning, and evaluating teaching materials and methods used for breastfeeding.
- Maintains educational materials for patients and healthcare providers.
- Assesses use of educational materials to teach patients and healthcare providers.
- Directs lactation training and education of clinical staff.
- Designs and provides lactation management education and competency-based training for nursing and nutrition staff.
- Designs, conducts, and evaluates educational programs and materials related to lactation management for patients, employees, medical, nursing, nutrition, and support staff to ensure quality patient care.
- Designs, implements, and evaluates a breastfeeding teaching module with pre- and post-tests to become a mandatory part of each professional orientation session for new employees.
- Implements departmental standards for documenting all aspects of work-related activities.
- Documents lactation assessment using appropriate format.
- Documents response to lactation therapy using appropriate format.
- Documents all services for billing purposes.
- Documents participation in data collection, analysis, and review for quality monitoring using appropriate tools.
- Documents and dictates the delivery and effectiveness of family and community education.
- Participates as a member of interdisciplinary team.
- Participates in interdisciplinary rounds and patient care conferences.
- Participates in discharge process.
- Advises appropriate team members of changes in patient condition.
- Evaluates needs of interdisciplinary team members on lactation-related issues, plans education module, and instructs on lactation-related issues.
- Plans education module and instructs residents and medical students on lactation-related issues.
- Plans and initiates professional development responsibilities.
- Stays abreast of current trends in lactation care.
- Participates in professional development programs.
- Shares new knowledge with the healthcare community.
- Performs other responsibilities as required.
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting – Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Address: 1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Function: Allied Health – Nutrition