Lactation Consultant

  • Location

    Palo Alto, United States

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    Registered Nurse (RN)

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  • Contact:

    Neha Sood

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

The lactation consultants work in the inpatient setting. Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary health care teams and other primary care providers to assure optimum clinical management of lactation in order to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. Provide education, counseling, and clinical management to promote breastfeeding as the expected norm for infant nutrition. Continue to evolve and incorporate research findings and best practices to adapt to societal needs as it relates to breastfeeding and lactation management.

Essential Functions

• Analyze all assessment data to develop a plan of care that is both specific to the dyad's needs and acceptable to the client.

• Evaluate assessment data to develop a plan of care that is both specific to the client's needs and acceptable to the client with the scope of the Preventative Management Guidelines (PMG's).

• Obtain an appropriate breastfeeding history for the mother and child.

• Plans, develops, coordinates, and provides breastfeeding education and counseling in response to the needs of clients, families, health care team members, and the community.

• Provide education and guidance to all staff that care for breastfeeding dyads to develop and enhance their clinical skills.

• Provide emotional support for continued breastfeeding in difficult or complicated circumstances.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university

License/Certification: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - IBCLC and Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.

• Ability to integrate observation, knowledge, and skills in assessing mothers and children in developing individualized breastfeeding management strategies.

• Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

• Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.

• Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.