As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Lactation Registered Nurse Consultant, to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
Tuition Reimbursement - up to $5,250 Annually Relocation Assistance “Bridge to a Healthy Future” plan (This unique Nemours program provides medical and prescription coverage for the dependents of full-time Associates (also same-sex domestic partners) In-network co-pays and co-insurance are very affordable. In-network well child care is covered at 100%. Eligible children are covered until the end of their 26th year
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The Lactation Consultant (LC) is a certified registered nurse skilled in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to assist the breastfeeding mother-baby dyad with feeding and help the mother to achieve her individual goals. The LC functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team as a consultant, educator, and mentor to nurses, healthcare professionals, and patients and their families. The LC demonstrates behaviors that model the core values and mission statement for the organization.
Provide advanced assessment and interpretation, implement nursing care plans and support, and evaluate outcomes for the breastfeeding population based on provider/nurse referrals for breastfeeding or pumping issues within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and other clinical areas of the hospital.
Initiate and receive referrals from physicians, nursing staff, and families.
Use current lactation theories and research to develop evidence-based feeding plans that address individual feeding issues, such as nutritional requirements, while respecting the family’s breastfeeding goals.
Demonstrate the ability to assess/meet the psychosocial and developmental age-related needs of the specific population served.
Participates in daily bedside rounds.
Facilitate follow-up phone calls for recently discharged breastfeeding patients.
Document teaching, plan of care, and progress in electronic record.
Recommend breastfeeding equipment and devices when their use is appropriate to the lactating mother and her breastfeeding infant. Assist with managing facility lactation supply needs and purchases.
Demonstrate knowledge of pharmaceuticals and the effects on lactation for postpartum mother’s and neonates.
Adhere to the International Lactation Consultant’s Association (ILCA) Standards of Practice.
Facilitator of Learning:
Demonstrate clinical expertise while supporting the breastfeeding mother-baby dyad. Provides evidence-based education or teaching skills to direct care staff and families.
Act as a role model and preceptor to communicate, implement, and support organizational objectives and standards as they relate to the nursing mother-baby dyad.
Assist in the development and/or review of all literature relating to breastfeeding that is distributed to families in the hospital and related to their discharge to home.
Plan, oversee, and coordinate family and staff breastfeeding education activities.
Provide evidence-based competency education for healthcare associates.
Identify the needs for and works with appropriate resources to develop education related to new technologies, procedures, equipment, and patient specific needs.
Mentor nursing and LC students.
Educate and collaborate with unit based CLC and assist in the maintenance of competencies.
Along with the NICU leadership team, manage the nutrition program to include the oversight of nutrition technicians, milk and formula preparation and the maintenance of the milk/formula preparation area.
Manage the donor milk program.
Focus on multidisciplinary team building while providing breastfeeding resources and support.
Promote community outreach activities to share the benefits of breastfeeding.
Confer regularly, when appropriate, with the relevant provider and nursing staff member on each patient’s special needs, plans of care, and progress.
Support and model procedures and policies of the hospital and standards of nursing care.
Provide the mothers’ Primary Care Physician or OB/GYN with an assessment and plan as needed.
Maintain awareness, and interact as needed, on any goals that may be set by the ILCA, Centers for Disease Control, and/or the State of Florida as they relate to breastfeeding and Maternal/Newborn health.
Response to Diversity:
Review alternative approaches and implements planned change to meet the breastfeeding mother’s needs considering cultural, social, family, and system diversity.
Individualize standards and guidelines for particular patient situations.
Question and/or evaluate current practice based on patients’ responses, review of literature, research, and education/learning.
Maintain the knowledge and skills needed to address questions arising in practice and improve patient care.
Author and update policies and procedures using current research, standards and evidence-based practice.
Participate in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of Nemours.
Maintain data/reports on exclusively breast milk fed infants as per the Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure Set.
Disseminate research findings as they relate to lactation and incorporates these finding into nursing practices for patient care.
Pursue continuing education relevant to LC practice.
Develop, integrate, and apply a variety of strategies that are driven by the needs and strengths of the mother-baby dyad.
Negotiate and navigate through the system on behalf of the patient and family; anticipates needs of the mother-baby dyad as they move through the healthcare system; utilizes untapped and alternative resources as necessary.
Work on behalf of the patient, family, and community; advocates from the patient/family perspective.
Support colleagues in ethical and clinical issues, achieved mutuality within patient/professional relationships.
Adhere to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (BLCE) Code of Ethics for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.
Recognize and tailor caring practices to the individuality of patient and family; has astute awareness and anticipates mother –baby dyad changes and needs; follow the families lead; promote safety throughout mother and baby’s transition along the health-care continuum.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing, Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) required.
Minimum one year experience with inpatient lactation consultations.
Current Registered Nurse license in the State of Florida.
Certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) through the IBLCE.
American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider upon hire
American Heart Association NRP upon hireâ‹
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.