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Providence Health & Services RN - Lactation Consultant in Portland, Oregon

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Providence is calling a RN Lactation Consultant - Postpartum Care Center (0.0 FTE, Days) to Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR

This is a resource position that is required to sign up for at least 3 shifts a month including 1 weekend shift. One Winter and Summer Holiday are also required.

We are seeking a RN Lactation Consultant - Postpartum Care Center that will be accountable for the direct and indirect care for infants and women both in the inpatient or outpatient clinic setting. Responsible to provide postpartum maternal and neonatal assessments. Develops feeding plans to address the nutritional needs of the infant that may include but is not limited to breastfeeding support, breast pumping support, and supplementation as appropriate. Provides lactation support and education to mothers as directed by referral or in the clinic setting after discharge.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

IN-PATIENT NURSE:

  • • In-patient nurse provides consultations to mothers and neonates as directed by referral, consultations may include but are not limited to:

  • Basic breastfeeding guidance appropriate for the inpatient setting

  • Breast pump usage and maintenance, education and guidance as appropriate

  • Supplementation education and guidance as appropriate

  • Develop a comprehensive feeding plan consistent with current evidence based practice as appropriate

  • Provide treatment and develops treatment plans for maternal issues related to the delivery site, breasts and nipples as needed

  • Build rapport with patient and provides reassurance

  • Communicate concerns regarding patient status to physician or provider as clinically appropriate

  • Following hospital guidelines ensures that appropriate follow-up care is arranged

  • Maintain knowledge of available community resources and refers patients as appropriate

  • Initiate and complete patient documentation in EPIC immediately following the consultation or at least by the end of the daily shift

  • Practice good stewardship of time and sees an appropriate number of referred patients per day

  • Participate in the development of clinical policies, procedures, and standards of care as requested

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and other meetings as requested

  • Maintain knowledge of advances in nursing and healthcare practices

  • Maintain skills competency as evidenced by completion of annually skills checklist

  • Complete self-evaluation for the annual review process

  • Function as an effective member of a team assisting others whenever possible

  • Display effective problem solving techniques

  • Serve as a resource for other staff

  • Return patient and provider phone calls as clinically appropriate

  • Return team members' pages within the hour

  • Check voice and e-mail message daily

  • Practice within the scope of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) guidelines

OUT-PATIENT NURSE

  • Out-patient nurse cares for postpartum mothers and newborns. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a complete nursing assessment of the mother and infant (including age specific growth and development), per clinic guidelines

  • Develop or continues treatment plans for maternal issues related to the delivery site, breasts and nipples as needed

  • Develop, modify, or continue inpatient breastfeeding, breast pumping, supplementation and feeding plan consistent with current evidence based practice as appropriate

  • Initiate and complete documentation of the visit in EPIC before the end of the daily shift

  • Communicate concerns regarding patient status to physician or provider as clinically appropriate

  • Following clinic guidelines ensures that appropriate follow-up care is arranged

  • Maintain knowledge of available community resources and refers patients as appropriate

  • Practice good stewardship of time and per clinic guidelines daily sees designated the number of patients

  • Out-patient nurse provides follow-up lactation consultations in the clinic for mothers and infants as needed. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide detailed breastfeeding/breast pumping guidance and hands on training of technique

  • Provide continuing treatment and develops treatment plans for maternal issues related to the delivery site, breasts and nipples as needed

  • Evaluate the infant and feeding plan

  • Make modifications to plan consistent with current evidence based practice as appropriate to ensure optimal nutrition of infant

  • Initiate and complete documentation of the visit in EPIC before the end of the daily shift

  • Communicate concerns regarding patient status to physician or provider as clinically appropriate

  • Per clinic guidelines ensure that appropriate follow-up care is arranged

  • Return patient and provider phone calls as clinically appropriate

  • Return team members’ pages within the hour

  • Check voice and e-mail message daily

  • Participate in the development of clinical policies, procedures, and standards of care as requested

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and other meetings as requested

  • Function as an effective member of a team assisting others whenever possible

  • Display effective problem solving techniques

  • Promote positive public relations between patients, the hospital, and community

  • Serve as a resource for other staff

  • Maintain knowledge of advances in nursing and healthcare practices

  • Maintain skills competency as evidenced by completion of annually skills checklist

  • Complete self-evaluation for the annual review process

  • Serve as a link between education and practice with nursing schools and students

  • Clean and restocks exam rooms

  • Practice within the scope of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) guidelines

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Successful completion of an accredited college level lactation certification program that includes 300 hours -OR- more of precepted clinical lactation experience may be substituted for years of prior experience

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

  • Unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License

  • Infant and adult BLS for Healthcare Workers

  • Three (3) years of experience providing lactation care in a Labor and Delivery, Post Partum, or NICU department or in an outpatient mother baby clinical setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 266857

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