HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Lactation Consultant Registered Nurse (RN) Mixed shift in El Paso, Texas

About Del Sol Medical Center

Since 1974, Del Sol Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to El Paso and the surrounding region. As a full-service, acute care hospital in East El Paso with a Level II Trauma designation in Emergency Services, we continue to expand our services to meet the growing needs of our tristate community, providing special expertise in Cardiology, Maternity & Child Services, a Level III NICU, a Center of Excellence designation for our Bariatric Clinic, a Level II Trauma Center, and a newly renovated 32-bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

The physicians, nurses and staff at our 350-bed hospital are committed to providing the highest quality care with compassion and integrity.

UNIT DESCRIPTION: Postpartum (Ob/Gyn) is a 21 bed mother baby unit. We also take Ante Partum’s and Gyn patients. Our admissions are direct admissions from Doctor’s offices, from Emergency room, main OR and L&D. We have approximately 250 deliveries a month, over 3,000 a year.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Lactation Educator facilitates current, consistent and precise instruction for all lactating mothers in the Maternal Child areas which include: Labor and Delivery, Post-Partum, Transition and special Care Nurseries. The educator functions in coordination with the hospital policies and procedures to constantly provide improvement in the area of lactation coordination using the cost/quality models. Functions include managing the Maternal Child Area's Breastfeeding program, utilizing support education and intervention in the inpatient setting as well as throughout the continuum of care.

This process begins with maternal education in prenatal classes and continues with post discharge follow up by the educator. In addition the educator is available and responsible for phone counsel, product sales control and rental with facilitation of breastfeeding education to the mother. The educator provides consistency utilizing educational opportunities for all healthcare staff members, while promoting excellence in patient/maternal care. The Lactation Educator recognizes and seizes all opportunities for outreach community services. He/she facilitates education within all healthcare disciplines to promote optimal lactation care outcomes and community services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Consult with medical staff and seek appropriate medical management as needed. * Educates staff through in-servicing and evaluating of breastfeeding techniques. Provides education to mother during prenatal classes and continuing through discharge planning follow up. * Familiar with all types of breast-feeding equipment through product evaluation and usage. Able to determine appropriate usage of equipment. Right product for the right patient at the right time. * Available to provide outreach teaching to physician's offices skill fairs and community programs. * Other duties as assigned.


LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * The Educator shall maintain current Texas Nursing Licensure. * Certified Breastfeeding Educator certification required. IBLEC Lactation Consultant certification within one year of employment or transfer to the unit. * BCLS and NRP certification required.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: REQUIRED * The Lactation Educator demonstrates a broad knowledge of all aspects of breastfeeding including the psychosocial. * He/she will have experience in maternal/child nursing, early childhood development, prenatal education, breastfeeding support, and nutrition. * This individual should have experience teaching staff through educational in-services or seminars. Previous teaching experience preferred. The educator must also possess a strong foundation in relation to nutritional support of the preterm infant. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: * Budgets: utilizes hospital and community resources to maximize the quality/cost model. * Assets Controlled: monitors equipment appropriately while maintaining and assuring proper up keep. Interacts with vendors to provide quality management of supplies. Responsible for reporting needs for staff inservice schedule to the appropriate coordinator. * Career Path: to continue education and skill development with constant improvement in both through all avenues of continuing education. * Degree of Supervision: minimal supervision required. * Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

Job: *Education Training & Professional Development

Title: Lactation Consultant Registered Nurse (RN) Mixed shift

Location: Texas-El Paso-Del Sol Medical Center - El Paso

Requisition ID: 01512-18159