Lactation Consultant Nurse, IBCLC, Tacoma Specialty Center (3/10 Hour Shifts Per Week)
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: June 9, 2021
To coordinate and monitor the care of newborns and provide
lactation support to new mothers in the postpartum period.
- Employs an interdisciplinary approach to providing
comprehensive newborn assessment and lactation support; facilitates
the coordination of all necessary services for patients and
families. Coordinates patient care for hospital admissions,
specialty referrals, and ancillary support departments based on the
assessment from the newborn visit. May consult with the Provider
for further assessment; coordinate with other Lactation
Consultants, Continuing Care services, or staff. May also
coordinate the member receipt of a hospital grade breast pump which
is considered DME.
- Within the assigned service area of operation, contacts every
woman who has delivered a newborn, offers telephonic assessment and
lactation support, generates a nursing care plan, and monitors
follow up. Assesses the needs of the mother and her newborn in the
post-partum period. Documents identified high risk factors and
problems, which may require consultation and intervention, and
plans for appropriate follow up.
- Collaborates with other members of the health care team to
identify parent's educational and competency gaps related to
breastfeeding and newborn assessment. Conducts and documents
individual or family lactation or newborn visits in the Medical
Center to address the identified gaps associated with the Newborn
or Lactation visit.
- In collaboration with other members of the health care team at
their assigned medical office building, assesses staff knowledge
and identifies competency-based educational needs of staff related
to breastfeeding patients and newborn assessment. In collaboration
with the KPWA Health Education department, provides both formal and
informal medical and nursing staff education services in a manner
that is consistent, uniform, efficient and cost-effective.
Evaluates the effectiveness of the education and modifies
educational plans as needed in conjunction with the Health
- Maintains precise records, data, and statistics in order to
ensure accurate reporting and documentation of quality assurance
and improvement measures and facilitate research efforts.
- Represents facility at quarterly Regional Lactation workgroup
- Represents the Lactation Consulting program in facility and
regional committees and initiatives.
- Performs duties of the clinical nurse in assigned setting when
- Assists with development and updating of lactation protocols in
collaboration with a health care team of physicians, nurse
practitioner, midwife, social workers, and nutritionists.
- Teaches group prenatal newborn care and lactation classes.
- Manages DME breast pumps.
Minimum two (2) years of nursing experience within the last 60
months with one year in either a pediatric or OB-GYN setting. Per
the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this
experience requirement waived.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program. High School Diploma
or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Current Washington State RN License. Current Certification from
International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants. Current BLS
from American Heart Association.
Proficient in use of word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Able to work independently and to be part of an interdisciplinary
team. Required to pass a standard medication and IV administration
Experience with Breastfeeding support groups. BSN
preferred.Strong newborn assessment skills.
Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,Tacoma Specialty Center
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu,
Fri Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:30 PM Job
Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J01|SEIU|SEIU RN/ANRP Job Level:
Individual Contributor Department: Tacoma Specialty Center -
Obstetrics/Gynecology - 1130 Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser
Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse
and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital
status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity,
veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing
characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be
considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and
state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but
not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance
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