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Lactation Consultant

Primary Location Wailuku, Hawaii Worker Location Onsite Facility Maui Lani Medical Offices Job Number 1232416 Date posted 03/21/2024
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Job Summary:

Responsible for the overall coordination, planning and management of patient, family and staff education related to breastfeeding. Collaborates with Physicians, Inpatient Nursing, Clinics, Special Delivery and Home Care 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

  • Registered Nurse License (Hawaii) required at hire

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program

  • International Board Lactation Consultant Examiners Certificate from International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants.

  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association

Additional Requirements:

  • Physical/Psychosocial assessment skills.

  • Experience in lactation assessment and problem solving.

  • Experience in teaching mothers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in nursing.



  • This position is a Hawaii Nurses and Healthcare Professionals bargaining unit represented position.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Maui Lani Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 32 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:00 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-HI-02|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Maui Lani Medical Offices - Pediatrics-Outpatient - 1208 Pay Range: $91040 - $117744 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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. Submit Interest