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Lactation Consultant

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Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 3 months ago

  • 3-5 years experience is required

Join a team dedicated to quality care, and be part of building our healthy future!

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center will soon move to a new, state-of-the-art patient Tower.

We have a long tradition of providing high quality care to our patients and have been recognized by Healthgrades in Patient Safety, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Treatment of Heart Failure, Hip Fracture Treatment, Back Surgery and more.

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality care to the Hollywood community and beyond, so join us on this exciting journey!

This position offers the opportunity to join our team of caring professionals and become part of building our healthy future.

To join our caring team of professionals, please submit an online application.

Position Summary:

The Lactation Consultant will provide expectant parents with the knowledge of how to breastfeed.

General Duties:

  • Creates in-services to address staff needs/requests regarding breastfeeding

  • Facilitates successful breastfeeding in the postpartum client through:

  • Answering questions about normal course of breastfeeding

  • Education and troubleshooting

  • Correct positioning and latch on assessment

  • Pumping techniques

  • Nutrition and fluid intake

  • Appropriate support hospital and community (nursing staff, family, League, etc.)

  • Frequency of feedings, supply and demand

  • Engorgement and infection prevention and treatment

  • Supplemental feedings and pacifiers

  • Discharge planning

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  • Assists with establishment of hospital policy and procedures in the implementation of Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

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  • Supports breastfeeding through the formation of an interdisciplinary team approach of nursing, medical staff, and nutritional services

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  • The Lactation Consultant documents on the Interdisciplinary Education form her visit with the postpartum client. She will notify the nursing staff of client difficulties with breastfeediscore: N/Ang

  • Solves customer problems, treats customer with dignity and respect, and acknowledges customer and responds quickly to customer needsscore: N/A

  • Conducts demonstrates compliance with and reporting of suspected violations of all relevant laws, regulations, HPMC's Policies and Procedures, and Code of Conduct: Actively supports and participates in performance improvement activitiesscore: N/A

  • Cooperates fully in all risk management activities and investigations.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Education:

  • High School graduate or equivalent

  • Certification as a Lactation Consultant

  • Minimum 5 years lactation experience in a healthcare setting

  • BLS Card

  • Hospital Fire Care (within 30 days from date of hire)

Language Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Bilingual preferred.

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