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Lactation Consultant RN, Pediatrics Team

Location: Largo, MD Additional Locations:

Camp Springs Medical Center 6104 Old Branch Ave., 6104 Old Branch Ave., Temple Hills,Maryland, 20748
Kensington Medical Center 10810 Connecticut Ave., 10810 Connecticut Ave., Kensington,Maryland, 20895
Prince George Medical Center 6525 Belcrest Rd., 6525 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville,Maryland, 20782
Gaithersburg Medical Office 655 Watkins Mill Rd., 655 Watkins Mill Rd., Gaithersburg,Maryland, 20879
Capitol Hill Medical Office Building 700 2nd St., 700 2nd St. NE, Washington DC,Dist of Columbia, 20002
Job Number: 680496 Date posted: 03/12/2018
Description:

To coordinate and monitor the care of newborns and provide lactation support to new mothers in the postpartum period.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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. IBCLC may consult with the Provider for further assessment; coordinate with other IBCLC's, Continuing Care services, or hospital staff. IBCLC 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 Office Building 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 KP-MAS 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 Education department.

  • 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 meetings.

  • Represents the IBCLC program in facility and regional committees and initiatives.

  • Performs duties of the clinical nurse in assigned setting when necessary.

  • 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.

  • Will provide additional access for Newborn Care Center in DCSM medical office buildings. Will also require rotation on Holidays and weekends. Will cover backfill as needed.



    Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of nursing experience within the last 60 months with one year in either a pediatric or OB-GYN setting.

  • Education

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current RN License in Maryland (or compact state) and District of Columbia required.  RN License required in jurisdiction of primary work location at hire and application for RN License in the second jurisdiction must be submitted within two weeks of hire and RN License in the second jurisdiction must be granted within six months from hire.

  • Current Certification from International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants.

  • Current BLS from American Heart Association is required.

  • Required to pass a standard medication and IV administration test.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • Proficient in use of word processing and spreadsheet programs.

  • Able to work independently and to be part of an interdisciplinary team.


  • Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with Breastfeeding support groups.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Strong newborn assessment skills.

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Primary Location: Maryland,Largo,Largo Health Center 1221 Mercantile Ln. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 6:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 400 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Pediatrics Team D Travel: Yes, 50 % 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 status.

    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 Ordinances.

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