Providence Health & Services Lactation Educator in Mission Hills, California
Providence is calling a Per Diem, Day Shift Lactation Educator to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.
We are seeking a Lactation Educator which is a multi-facility position that links breast-feeding support services for Women and Children Programs. This position serves as a lead educator that will provide breast-feeding education and assistance to in-patients and outpatients. The educator will also provide education to nursing staff. This will ensure that consistent support is available to all patients.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Provide clear, consistent information and breast-feeding assistance to new mothers according to guidelines and approved protocols
Coordinate and promote appropriate use and follow up to patients using breast pumps
Demonstrate proficiency and participates in age appropriate education activities as it relates to infants, adolescent and adults
Communicate with the Women and Children's nursing and medical staff regarding patient care and lactation status
Participate in the evaluation, coordination and maintenance of the breast-feeding educational materials
Participate with Improving Organizational Activities
Advocate breast-feeding to PHS employees and the community by attending forums, health fairs, lecture opportunities and related events
Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand multi-cultural families
Give direction to Lactation Educators as applicable
Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, professional affiliations, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops
Attend meetings as required
Required qualifications for this position include:
Sufficient for certification
Current BLS-HCP – Basic Life Support - for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) - CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date
Current CA Driver’s License
Two (2) years experience as a Certified Lactation Educator (prefer IBCLC)
Two (2) years experience in Postpartum, Newborn or Couplet Care nursing
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Certified Childbirth Educator (ICEA or Lamaze)
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Active California state RN license
About the hospital you will serve.
Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Community Service
Location: California-Mission Hills
Req ID: 243203