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Lactation Consultant Registered Nurse

Company: Doctors Hospital of Augusta
Location: Augusta
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

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 mission.
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 Surgeons (ACA).

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 measures.
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 Ethical Companies.
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 maternity care.
  • 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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