Providence RN Lactation Consultant in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a RN Lactation Consultant (Lactation Clinic, Variable Shift, 0.6 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivery every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
IN-PATIENT LACTATION CONSULTANT /NURSE:
Provide lactation consultations to mothers and neonates. Consultations may include but are not limited to:
Provide basic breastfeeding guidance appropriate for the inpatient setting.
Provide breast pump usage and maintenance, education and guidance as appropriate.
Supplement 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 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 ensure that appropriate follow-up care is arranged.
Maintain knowledge of available community resources and refers patients as appropriate.
Initiate and complete patient documentation for the inpatient medical record prior to patient discharge. Provide that appropriate documentation for the outpatient medical record at the outpatient lactation support program to ensure continuity of care.
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. Utilize Evidence-Based Practice methodology. Review literature and research to formulate protocols, practice standards, and treatment plans.
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 annual 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. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and healthcare providers to provide quality care across the continuum of care (e.g. care conferences, referrals and follow ups with outpatient lactation consultants, registered dietitians, community healthcare providers and program).
Required qualifications for this position include:
Must be a graduate of a nursing program, and have a current Alaska license
Current Alaska State Registered Nurse License
Current IBCLC (International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants) certification required
Experience providing lactation care in a Labor and Delivery, Post Partum, or NICU department or in an outpatient mother baby clinical stetting
Meets experience requirements for specific unit/clinic/department
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
2 years NICU RN experience
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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.
Job Category: Clinical Education
Req ID: 275438