Lactation Specialist (RN)/ Couplet care nurse - Maternal Child Unit- Full time Nightshift

Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Columbia, MD
Apr 05, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY: The Lactation Specialist is a clinically competent health care professional, delivers lactation assessment and instruction to obstetrical inpatients and outpatients. Effectively interacts with patients and other health team members, while maintaining standards of the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Graduation of an approved RN program. BSN preferred. After July 1, 2016 all nurses hired who do not hold a BSN will be required to complete a BSN program within 4 years of their hire date; must apply to and be accepted into a BSN program within six months of hire, with course work to begin promptly after acceptance. Steady progress toward degree completion is defined as a minimum of 9 credits per calendar year from the time they begin course work. All current CN 1 and 2's would be grandfathered. An employee's transfer between the hospital and TCAS is not considered a break in employment; therefore, s/he will be grandfathered. Similarly, should a RN accept a position in a role other than nursing within the hospital then later returns to a nursing clinical position, s/he will also be grandfathered. Prior experience in maternal child health care and practice as breastfeeding consultant required. LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current licensure as a registered nurse by the State of Maryland. Current CPR certification. Certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultants. Continuing education in breastfeeding to obtain and maintain certification status. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

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