Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse (RN) Part Time, Day Shift, Mother Baby

Rockville, MD
Jun 12, 2019
Sep 04, 2019
Full Time
1. Purpose of Job
Summarize the purpose and essential functions for the job, in about one to three sentences.
The Lactation Consultant is an International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) health care professional that specializes in the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding through various methods of education, instruction, and follow-up of the breastfeeding couplet. The overall goals of the lactation consultant are to enable mothers and families to make informed infant feeding choices, initiate and maintain lactation, overcome obstacles, prevent premature weaning and enhancement of maternal role satisfaction

2. Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Define the most essential and critical duties and responsibilities of the job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties, only those that are most essential functions of the job.

Arrange the duties below in order of importance to the success of the job. Beside each duty, indicate the estimated percentage of overall time spent on that duty. All percentages should total to 100%. Tasks representing less than 5% of time should be listed as "additional duties as assigned."
Job Responsibilities (in order of importance) Percentage of Time
1. Role models positive customer service behaviors through the consistent application & deployment of AHC's Values and Mission principles and holds self & others accountable 20%
2. Perform assessment of the mother-baby couplet identifying possible conditions or difficulties based on history, interview, and assessment 20%
3. Uses critical thinking skills to develop an individualized plan of care for the patient/family 15%
4. Provide information and problem-solving ideas to resolve breastfeeding difficulties through personal interaction and demonstration. 15%
5. Provides emotional support and crisis intervention directly to mothers/families and through staff mentoring 10%
6. Creates a work environment that promotes cooperation, respect and trust among team members; Engages effectively in teamwork and team building processes 10%
7. Identifies opportunities for improvement in clinical care and participates in change of practice based on evidence 5%
8. Additional duties as assigned 5%
Total Time (must equal 100%) 100%

Work Schedule:

5. Required Qualifications: Education and Experience

This section describes the background and preparation required to perform the job. Include here only the attributes needed to perform the job duties, not what an individual candidate or employee may possess. Indicate the minimum experience, educational levels, and professional designations that are necessary to perform the job duties.


Minimum formal education required, including degree level (e.g. Bachelor's) and type/field (e.g. business, health care, etc.)

Graduate of an accredited nursing program


Minimum years of experience required, and what type of experience qualifies

Two years' experience in Nursing; one year's experience in Lactation

Supervisory/Management Experience

Minimum years of supervisory/management experience required


Certification and/or Licensure

Any required certifications or licensures required

Current Maryland State nursing license

Current Basic Life Support Certificate

IBCLC Certification within one year of hire


Any additional background requirement


RN/ lactation consultant 1400-2200

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare 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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