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Cert Lactation Consultant-Women and Childrens/Rapid City Regional Hospital
Regional Health
Regional Health

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Department: RCH Women/Children Services
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Rotating (United States of America)

Job Summary:

Plans, coordinates and provides total lactation services to breast
feeding patients, families and staff through assessment, planning, intervention and
evaluation, in accordance with accepted hospital standards, policies and standards of
practice for Lactation Consultants.

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
  • Demonstrates knowledge
    of standards, policies and procedures, and integrates knowledge into delivery of care.
    Performs nursing procedures and treatments according to nursing division and unit specific
  • Provides anticipatory teaching to promote ideal breastfeeding
    practices and minimize the potential for breastfeeding problems or complications.

  • Provides direct and indirect education and support for the breastfeeding mother
    and baby during inpatient phase. Identifies current/potential problems during inpatient or
    outpatient phase.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in implementing the coordination of
    medical and nursing interventions. Interventions demonstrate care planning that will promote
    good clinical outcomes.
  • Assist in lactation-specific quality improvement
    initiatives to support best practice and regulatory recommendations in actation support.

  • Develop a plan of care based on identified concerns or problems and the mothers
    breastfeeding goals. Evaluates outcomes of planned interventions and teaching, modifies the
    plan based on the evaluation of outcomes, documents in the patient record and communicates
    to the primary health care provider(s).
  • Develop breastfeeding educational
    programs for staff and community based on the assessment of ongoing learning needs and
    current national standards.

    Additional Requirements:

    Certification - Registered Nurse (RN) - South Dakota Board of Nursing

    Experience - 1+ years of Acute Experience
    Education - Bachelors degree in Nursing
    Certification - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) - National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)Physical Requirements:
    Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    Employee Benefits:
    Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.

    Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

    How to Apply:

    Regional Health

    Come join us in our pursuit to become the best healthcare system in America!
    Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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