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Lactation Consultant

Primary Location Wailuku, Hawaii Job Number 1068302 Date posted 06/09/2022
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Responsible for the overall coordination, planning and management of the patient, family and staff education related to breastfeeding. Collaborates with Physicians, Inpatient Nursing, and community resources to facilitate efficient and timely transition from hospital to home for breastfeeding mothers and babies. Identifies, assesses, and follows up with patients in need of post- hospitalization care.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Consults, educates, and advises lactating mothers with breastfeeding problems. Conducts patient and family interviews.

  • Plans, organizes and delivers lactation management services to breastfeeding patients, both in-patient and outpatient. Consults with inter-disciplinary team members as required and adjusts plans as indicated to ensure optimal breastfeeding success and achievements of goals.

  • Performs systematic follow-up on breastfeeding mother and baby referring any with abnormal findings to physician. Presents data to physician for review, decision and final action if needed.

  • Calls mothers after discharge from hospital as appropriate. Makes appropriate in-house or outside community referrals.

  • Provides accurate parental advice via Lactation Advice Line.

  • Makes timely and appropriate referrals to Home Health or Clinic to ensure proper follow-up.

  • Maintains documentation of assessment, lactation services provided, evaluation and follow-up in accordance with hospital policies, procedures and standards.

  • Participates appropriately in communication and decision-making activities within the maternity, newborn, and pediatric services.

  • Participates in the selection of appropriate breastfeeding related supplies and educational material for clients.

  • Communicates with nursing staff and physicians and other staff as needed.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in Obstetric and/or Newborn nursing.



  • Graduate from accredited school of nursing.


License, Certification, Registration

  • Neonatal Resusitation Program

  • International Board Lactation Consultant Examiners Certificate

  • Registered Nurse License (Hawaii) required at hire

  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers OR Basic Life Support


Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in lactation assessment and problem solving.

  • Experience in teaching mothers.

  • Physical/Psychosocial assessment skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in nursing.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Maui Memorial - Wailuku Tower Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-MHS-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - Acute Care-Obstetrics Unit-1 - 3601 Travel: No 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.