Responsible for training the Prenatal Education Lactation specialist to coordinate, plan, and manage the education of staff and patients related to breastfeeding, and perinatal education for the Birth Place.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Training the Registered Nurse the duties and responsibilities related to lactation to provide general patient care by:
Actively promotes breastfeeding and assists mothers in reaching their own goals for breastfeeding
Develops and implements standards of care and guidelines for assisting breastfeeding mothers in all areas of the hospital and outpatient setting.
Supports programs already in place (Breastfeeding support groups, breastfeeding classes etc.)
Organizes information and posters for activates to promote breastfeeding
Plans, oversees, and coordinates patients, family, and staff breastfeeding education activities in
coordination with Director of the Birth Place.
Responsible to Director of the Birth Place, Director of Pediatrics, and primary pediatricians.
Provides and coordinates didactic education to all patients who require breastfeeding information in accordance with current research literature and national standards of care.
Establishes reviews and updates educational content on a variety of medication and infant conditions to include cleft palate and cleft lip etc.
Reviews and updates information regarding wellness topics and nutrition, preventative services, and exercise to promote good health habits and increase patient compliance with the health care plan.
Implement and maintain a reference library of breastfeeding materials appropriate for both health care providers and mothers interested in learning more about lactation.
Responsible for updating and maintaining files, in appropriate locations, of journal articles and obtaining reference works that include the latest information on lactation in a variety of context and circumstances.
Proved antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum classes on breastfeeding, breast care, and related topics to inpatients and/or outpatients either individual or group meetings.
Documents patient/family education and progress of the mother and baby in accordance with hospital standards.
Maintains professional growth in the area of education techniques related to breastfeeding topics.
Plans, oversees, and coordinates in collaboration with Director of the Birth Place annual nursing
Education and education of any applicable staff related to breastfeeding
Updates policies and procedures
Develops reference library for nurses
Participates in Quality Improvement, Total Quality Management and research processes which result in the improvement of clinical interventions.
Serves as a liaison/resource and/or case manager.
Reviews care routines, policies, procedures and/or other aspects of the mother-baby hospital experience with involved clinical staff in order to highlight successes or needs of lactating mothers and their breastfeeding infants.
Responsible for coordinating staff competency activities and documentation of activities in staff education folders.
Training the Registered Nurse the duties and responsibilities related to Birthing Education to provide general patient care by:
Conducts large array of patient classes focused on childbirth, women’s and infant health.
Assists with development and evaluation of content, instructional methods and materials.
Demonstrates the organizational skills to coordinate, schedule and present program content in
learning styles that are applicable to the learner.
Maintains communications with Director of The Birth Place to ensure that any problems during
instruction are promptly communicated.
Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development to identify patient and family
requirements relative to women of childbearing age and support persons.
Exhibits understanding and knowledge required to provide information and service to all clients.
Identifies crisis situations and acts accordingly.
Interacts with participants throughout the course periods.
Maintains appropriate certification related to Childbirth education and delivery of content.
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Bachelor’s degree in nursing with at least two (2) years in perinatal service. Preferred candidate is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) but will consider Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) qualified candidates with a nursing background. If candidate is non-nursing then must have IBCLC certification and a minimum of 5 years experience working as an IBCLC. Professional knowledge of the breastfeeding process, antepartum and postpartum health care and psychosocial issues. Knowledge of breastfeeding from the newborns through toddler ages
equivalent combination of education and experience.
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About Community Hospital
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?