Lactation Consultant - Mother Baby - Evenings at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Women's Health
  • Travel
  • Shift
    2 - Evening
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Central Texas

Job Description


Registered Nurse – Lactation Consultant

AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
  • Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
  • Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
  • Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
  • Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
  • Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time Evening hours

You Will Be Responsible For:

•    Provides direct lactation care using advance lactation knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate neonates and their families.

•    Plans, teaches, and evaluates breastfeeding classes for expectant mothers.

•    Creates an environment that promotes learning for staff and patients.

•    Conducts bedside lactation rounds daily.

•    Consults with mothers having breastfeeding problems.

•    Assesses and assists with feeding plan in conjunction with RN caring for baby and pediatrician.

•    Manages breast pump depot

•    Plans, teaches and conducts in-service education for maternal child staff members

•    Plans, organizes and delivers lactation management services to all breastfeeding patients


What You Will Need:

•   AS in nursing or Case Management Certification

•   Two years of healthcare experience

•   Licensed Registered Nurse

•   Certified Case Manager

•   Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, ability to positively influence others with respect and compassion.

•   Strong work ethic to build on a foundation of proactivity and teamwork.

•   Ability to navigate ambiguity with the aid of structured problem solving techniques.

•   Committed to the practice of inquiry and listening.

•   Personal and professional track record that demonstrates a commitment to quality of health care.

•   Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of community resources, post-acute care coordination, and case management principles.

•   A positive attitude and ability to work in a highly complex and dynamic movement for health delivery reform.

•   BS in nursing (preferred)

•   Two years’ experience in case management or acute care hospital or similar experience (preferred)

•   Bilingual, particularly Spanish (preferred)

•   Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Cerner EMR (preferred)


Job Summary:


The Lactation Consultant in this position is responsible for providing lactation management services to expectant and new parents. These functions are performed in accordance with the hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

The AdventHealth System Registered Nurse (RN) fulfills an important role as a central patient care provider responsible for the coordination and delivery of patient centered nursing care. As a full partner of the healthcare team, the AdventHealth System RN collaborates with all other healthcare disciplines to achieve successful execution of the patient’s plan-of-care.  The RN utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment of the patient’s nursing care needs. Data collected is analyzed, synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The RN continues to monitor and assess the patient’s physical condition, emotional and social needs, continually refining the plan-of-care to ensure achievement of the desired goals of the patient and facility outcomes.

Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction. Position requires experience in a specialty area of obstetrical clinical nursing activities in the areas of OB triage, Labor and Delivery, Post-partum/Couplet Care, Antepartum, OB Operating Room, recovery and level one nursery and providing technical nursing support to nursing staff to ensure patient assessments are skilled and comprehensive care to patients.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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