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Providence Health & Services Lactation Consultant in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Lactation Consultant for Per Diem Variable Shift to Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Lactation Consultant who will be responsible for providing lactation management services to expectant and new parents. These functions are performed in accordance with the hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

In this position you will:

  • Plan, teach and evaluate classes for expectant and new breastfeeding mothers

  • Create a milieu that promotes learning for staff and patients

  • Conduct bedside lactation rounds

  • Consult with mothers having breastfeeding problem

  • Participate appropriately in communication and decision-making activities of the Lactation Center and the maternity services

  • Select appropriate breastfeeding related supplies for retail sale and for rental

  • Over-see breast pump rentals and retail sales within the Lactation Center

  • Plan, teach and conduct in-service education for maternity nursing staff

  • Plan, organize and deliver lactation management services to all breastfeeding patients, both in-patient and out-patien

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Conduct quality assurance programs to monitor the caliber of the program

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regards to:

  • Attendance, punctuality, confidentiality and professionalism

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Completing all mandatory requirements

  • Strive to streamline processes and improve efficiency of the department

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals including:

  • Attending and participating in division meetings

  • Volunteering or accepting assignments for projects

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Sufficient for certification

  • Currently certified as Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

  • BLS

  • Maternal-child health nursing

  • 2 years Lactation consulting

  • Teaching basic breastfeeding class

  • Ability to successfully assist mothers with breastfeeding skills

  • Ability to work with several different patient care units and levels of care providers

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate work

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively with many people at various levels of the organization

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Able to handle multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize

  • Ability to clearly communicate with internal and external customers, including, but not limited to, patients, co-workers, management, physicians, and visitors

  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance to hospital policy

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • RN license

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

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.

About Us

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

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Education

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 260236