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Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

Company: South Shore Health
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: May 30, 2024

Job Description:

If you are an existing employee of South Shore Health then please apply through the internal career site.

Requisition Number:


LOC0001 - 55 Fogg Road55 Fogg RoadWeymouth, MA 02190

Department Name:

SSH Women and Family Health


Part time

Budgeted Hours:



Varied Shifts (United States of America)

Provides lactation consultation and educational services to breastfeeding families, nursing staff, midwives, and physicians.
*** IBCLC required***
Salary Range: $35.79-$69.09


a - Identifies and documents patient/family/significant other teaching needs upon initial Lactation assessment and/or changes in patient condition.

b - Evaluates that the identified problems, care provided, and patients' responses are reassessed in order to meet patient and family needs. Documents outcomes of interventions and follow-up plans of care according to policy/guidelines.

c - Develops patient/family/significant other teaching and discharge plans and documents according to policy.

d - Raises ethical questions and concerns with clinical team. Seeks available resources to help formulate and understand ethical decisions.

e - Works on behalf of patient/family. Seeks help to represent patient/family when they are unable to represent themselves.

In collaboration with providers and nursing staff, provides breastfeeding interventions to mothers and infants based upon patient needs identified by primary RN and/or caregiver. Provides ongoing counseling for women who need breastfeeding aids and individualized instruction regarding breast feeding problems, breast pumping and storage of milk.

*Rounds on every nursing mother at least once during her inpatient stay.

*Communicates outcomes of interventions to nursing/provider staff who initiated consult.

Functions as a resource person for questions concerning breast milk pumping and storage.

Communicates with nurse managers regarding status of available breast feeding equipment.

Performs as a group facilitator for the Breastfeeding Support Group offering objective professional support and communicates identified problems to provider.

Instructs women on plans of action based upon their problem-list, incorporating standards of care and Maternity breast feeding protocol.

*Accesses "Warmline" daily to identify outpatient needs for support/resource.

Shares in the responsibility for department's operational excellence; ensures the department delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and professional standards.

a - Assists in identifying and meeting the needs of breastfeeding women through survey administration and analysis of results for trends. Ensures program quality through provider and nursing feedback and ongoing client evaluations.

b - Ensures services provided meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

c - Maintains accurate departmental productivity measurements

d - Assists in the establishment of unit/division/hospital policies and procedures that reflect the organization's standards, are evidence-based, and meet appropriate standards and guidelines

Utilizes technological solutions to work processes and practices.

EPIC experience required.

Fosters a "Culture of Safety" through personal ownership and commitment to a safe environment.

a - * Verifies patient identification with two identifiers prior to the administration of care, medications, labeled specimens and documents confirming the correct patient, procedure, site, equipment, and consent.

b - *Complies with the current CDC hand hygiene guidelines through proper handwashing. Adheres to universal precautions, makes appropriate use of personal protective equipment at all times and appropriately disposes of hazardous materials. Maintains awareness of MSDS sheets and how to access.

c - *Understands individual roles and responsibilities in the event of hospital codes/emergency preparedness. Ensures that unit environment meets regulatory requirements at all times (eg: no cardboard boxes on the floor, safe passages).

d - Practices patient hand off utilizing the principles of SBAR.

e - Holds oneself and others accountable for meeting quality improvement/quality standards.

Maintains current license/certification and knowledge of lactation requirements and competencies for all patient populations on the unit. Assesses need for personal growth and development and takes the initiative to seek opportunities to meet identified needs.

a - Active participant in unit based initiatives and/or hospital committees

b - Functions in the role of preceptor for new staff members or mentor for nursing students.

c - *Obtains at least 10 contact hours per year in area of practice.

d - Utilizes critical thinking and problem solving in day to day operations as well as emergent situations as demonstrated through patient care, patient flow, and interpersonal skills.

e - * Practices within the legal boundaries of MA Nurse practice Act. Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel as assigned.

f - Works with others/patients/families/healthcare providers/community to promote health and wellness.

g - Analyzes causes of problems, identifies and evaluates alternative solutions, and selects appropriate solution, and communicates appropriately and effectively utilizing chain of command.

h - Assumes an active role in keeping informed about changes in hospital policy, procedure, and equipment.

7 - Compliance

a - Works within legal, regulatory and ethical practice standards relevant to the position.

b - Complies with applicable policies and procedures

c - Safeguards the privacy and security of patient information. The employee complies with policies and procedures relating to SSH's privacy and security programs.

d - Brings potential compliance issues to a manager, supervisor, director or VP.

e - Complies with the mandatory education requirements of the compliance, privacy and security programs.

8 - Patient and Family Centered Care

a - Conveys respect for values, preferences, and expressed needs of the patient and family.

b - Communicates and collaborates effectively with patients, families to promote patient health and well-being.

9 - Technology and Learning

a - Participates in continued learning and possess a willingness and ability to learn and utilize new technology and procedures that continue to develop in their role and throughout the organization.

b - Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate information effectively and efficiently based on role.

ERT - Emergency Response Training - 2 Year Certificate in Emergency Response Training

NRP - Neonatal Response Program - 2 Year Certificate in Neonatal Response Program.

Completion of Mother/Infant Unit orientation

Successful completion of consultant training process

Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately

Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals Experience in teaching breastfeeding skills and counseling new mothers.

Per Diem Tier (3): Commits to working a minimum of 48 hours, with at least 24 hours worked during a weekend per 4 week schedule. Also works 2 major holidays (1 summer and 1 winter).

Responsibilities if Required:

Education if Required:

Bachelor's/Baccalaureate: Nursing

License/Registration/Certification Requirements:

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Certification - International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) (Including courses offered through SSH), RN-Registered Nurse - Board of Registration in Nursing (Massachusetts)

Keywords: South Shore Health, Weymouth , Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, Healthcare , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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