Rounds on the Maternal/Infant Unit, or other units with lactating mothers, at various AdventHealths as assigned. Visits each breastfeeding mother/baby and evaluates and encourages the nursing dyad. Greets all patients in a friendly, professional manner. Keeps thorough and appropriate notes on each patient.
Works in the various AdventHealth Lactation Centersâ™ as assigned. Provides private consults for breastfeeding mothers, answers the breastfeeding telephone help line, facilitates the weekly mother/baby luncheon, sells breastfeeding products/collects money, and keeps accurate records.
Plans and presents prenatal breastfeeding classes. Collects evaluations at each class and makes changes to the classes as needed. Arrives early enough to prepare for class and coordinates class so it runs smoothly.
Provides accurate and consistent information to clients and patients regarding breastfeeding as well as AdventHealth policies and procedures. Attends staff meetings and seminars to stay updated. Reviews literature/new research and shares information with colleagues and staff.
Works well with hospital staff and provides in-service programs on request.
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate from a school of Nursing
Maternity nursing or newborn nursing experience
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Florida state Registered Nurse (RN)
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
Lactation Counseling certification
Under general supervision, the Lactation Consultant supports the breastfeeding mother and baby at AdventHealth, its satellite locations, and in the community. The Lactation Consultant teaches breastfeeding classes, makes rounds on the maternity units, provides a telephone helpline, and offers private consultations and breastfeeding products (i.e. pumps, bras) in a retail store. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.