Lactation Consultant Registered Nurse
Company: Doctors Hospital of Augusta
Posted on: November 11, 2019
SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
Is your current role providing you the level of challenge and
fulfillment you are looking for? If not, consider Doctors Hospital,
committed to building a health community across the Augusta area.
The core of our values emanates from our continued focus on
improving the health and quality of life for residents in the
communities we serve. To accomplish this we aim to identify top
talent aligned with our values and dedicated to cultivating our
We invite you to learn more about the fantastic opportunity, who we
are and how you can join our dynamic team.
Doctors Hospital of Augusta is a 354-bed HCA facility located near
the Georgia-South Carolina border. Doctors Hospital is well known
for its Joseph M. Still Burn Center , the largest burn center in
the country, which sees more than 3,000 patients annually. In
addition, the burn center was recently granted a special burn
designation as part of the Georgia Trauma Care Network. This
designation included a rigorous review program administered by the
American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of
Doctors Hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center, as well
as an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Doctors was recently the first
hospital in the area to be designated a Center of Excellence in
Women's Health Surgery. And was one of 244 hospitals nationally to
be named a top performer for Key Quality Measures by The Joint
Commission. Doctors Hospital was also recognized as one of only 17
hospitals in the state of Georgia placed in the Chairman's
Category, the highest category attainable, by the Georgia Hospital
Association for clinical outcomes. This means that Doctors hospital
scored in the top five percent of all Georgia Hospitals in patient
outcomes for conditions including acute myocardial infarction,
heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care improvement project
Other noteworthy services include the Human Motion Institute ,
which helps patients regain their mobility as quickly and safely as
possible, and an emergency room known for the shortest wait times
in the Augusta area. The hospital also offers a full range of
medical services to meet the needs of the surrounding community,
including a Digestive Disease Center , Pelvic Health Institute ,
and a Stroke Center . Staff members praise the facility's culture
and the managerial support they receive.
And, as a part of the HCA family, you will be joining one of the
country's strongest healthcare companies with over 165 locations
across country, named on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies
for three consecutive years and ranked 63rd on the fortune 500
list. In addition, Ethisphere named HCA as one of the World's Most
Beyond the facility, Augusta is rich in history and Southern charm.
The Augusta Riverwalk features live concerts, a Saturday market ,
and more along the Savannah River, and the downtown area is
bursting with restaurants and nightlife. The city is also home to
The Masters , an annual golf tournament held each year during the
first week of April.
We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued?
We'd love to hear from you. Come join our team of dedicated
professionals that are committed to delivering the best patient
care in the world. Why don't you apply now?
We are searching for a Registered Nurse for a Lactation Consultant
on our Women's center.
Essential Core Functions:
- Position Summary: Provide professional consultation with
breastfeeding mothers, a positive breastfeeding experience for
mother and baby, promote bonding between mother and baby, and
promote healthier babies and mothers. Provide consistent
breastfeeding and newborn teaching. Provide nursing care for
neonates, adolescents, and adults. Demonstrates age specific
competencies necessary to deliver safe and effective patient care.
Work cooperatively with other disciplines to promote teamwork with
Nursery and Special care Nursery staff, physicians, and staff of
the maternal/child nursing units, and to assist breast feeding
mothers through out the hospital (i.e. Burn Unit, ICU). Assists in
the promoting and developing the philosophy of Family Centered
- Position Goals: Accepts the responsibility and accountability
for education of breastfeeding mothers and nursing staff who care
for them. Administers direct and indirect quality patient care
based on scientific principles and guided by the established
policies, protocols, and procedures of Doctors Hospital. Maintains
monitors and analyzes the lactation program and prepares
statistics, staff education, and reports as required. Essential
position accountabilities are as follows: Conducts daily rounds and
provides individual counseling to breastfeeding mothers. Performs
physical breastfeeding assessments and develops a plan of care with
the mother. Revisits mothers who are experiencing problems and
gives anticipatory guidance. Documents teaching and progress on
patient record. Coordinates/provides home follow-up through phone
calls or postcards. Referral to mother support groups and other
community resources. Coordinates counseling and support to mother
who wish to pride breast milk to their high risk baby. Coordinates
dispensing of all breast aids. Provides drop in weight visits for
infants not gaining weight or having lactation problems. Works with
education department to provide breastfeeding and newborn care
classes. Assists in orientation of new employees in lactation
process. Resource for patient and staff materials. Resource for
staff, physicians, supports group counselors. Develops, reviews,
and revises breastfeeding policies, care plans, and patient
literature. Functions as a Staff nurse in nursery and postpartum.
Attends unit staff meetings, reads minutes and Meditech
communications. All other duties as assigned.
Obstetrics: Population Served Core competencies will be assessed
primarily on the following patient population(s) served: The
obstetric ante, intra and post partum patient including but not
limited to vaginal, C-Section deliveries. Population will also
include the neonate
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with either an
AD, Diploma, or BSN degree. Licensure/Certifications:
- Current Georgia RN licensure or equivalent eNLC license
required upon hire; BLS; NRP required upon hire; IBCLC Certified
(Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant) preferred,
STABLE preferred Experience:
- 24 month clinical experience in other/Baby couplet careWe are
so excited to speak with you about this phenomenal opportunity.
Apply to hear more.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our
company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, veteran status, or disability status.
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