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Lactation Specialist, Per Diem

at NYU Langone Medical Center

Posted: 7/29/2019
Job Reference #: 41960
Categories: Other/General

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NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children's hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. For more information, go to nyulangone.org, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a PD-Lactation Specialist.

In this role, the successful candidate will be an expert member of the perinatal health care team who is knowledgeable, skilled and experienced in lactation and breastfeeding management. Coordinates and provides education, assistance and support to breastfeeding women and infants. Participates in the development, implementation and reinforcement of evidence-base care through programs and projects which achieve departmental goals in accordance to breastfeeding regulatory/professional standards and public health initiatives .

Job Responsibilities:

  • Applies research findings that support lactating mothers and/or their breastfeeding babies.
  • Participates as a member of the Maternal and Child Services Quality and Performance Improvement Councils.
  • Assures compliance with standards and regulations promulgated by all applicable agencies.
  • Educates parents on all aspects of infant feeding.
  • Serves as a support and resource for the education of other health professionals.
  • Promotes own professional growth and development.
  • Implements and evaluates quality and performance projects to promote and support breast feeding.
  • Participates in clinical studies and research projects as applicable.
  • Applies findings from evidence based practice and research that support lactating mothers and/or their breastfeeding babies.
  • Participates as a member of the Maternal and Child Services Quality and PerformanceImprovement Councils and other committees as needed.
  • Assures compliance with standards and regulation promulgated by all applicable agencies
  • Provides orientation and ongoing staff development programs related to breastfeeding.
  • Educates parents on all aspects of infant feeding
  • Serves as a support and resource for the education of other health professionals
  • Promotes own professional growth and development.
  • Collects, analyze and submits breastfeeding data in accordance to regulatory/professional standard and public health initiatives.
  • Promotes a culture that is supportive of breastfeeding mothers and infant, and acts an advocate for the breastfeeding dyad.
  • Coordinates breastfeeding program, including maintenance of the warm line.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into performance responsibilities.
  • Functions as a respectful member of the health care team.
  • Participates in the management of the Breast Pump Rental and Supply Program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • To qualify you must have a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree.
  • Current Certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (I.B.L.C.E.).
  • Minimum of five years lactation consultant experience.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication skills and creative problem solving ability..

Required Licenses: Lactation Specialist

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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NYU Langone Hospitals
NSG-Department of Lactation (H1733)
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