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RCH Women/Children Services
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Plans, coordinates and provides total lactation services to
breast feeding patients, families and staff through assessment,
planning, intervention and evaluation, in accordance with accepted
hospital standards, policies and standards of practice for
Demonstrates knowledge of standards, policies and procedures,
and integrates knowledge into delivery of care. Performs nursing
procedures and treatments according to nursing division and unit
Provides anticipatory teaching to promote ideal breastfeeding
practices and minimize the potential for breastfeeding problems or
Provides direct and indirect education and support for the
breastfeeding mother and baby during inpatient phase. Identifies
current/potential problems during inpatient or outpatient
Utilizes critical thinking in implementing the coordination of
medical and nursing interventions. Interventions demonstrate care
planning that will promote good clinical outcomes.
Assist in lactation-specific quality improvement initiatives to
support best practice and regulatory recommendations in lactation
Develop a plan of care based on identified concerns or problems
and the mother's breastfeeding goals. Evaluates outcomes of planned
interventions and teaching, modifies the plan based on the
evaluation of outcomes, documents in the patient record and
communicates to the primary Healthcare provider(s).
Develop breastfeeding educational programs for staff and
community based on the assessment of ongoing learning needs and
current national standards.
All other duties as assigned.
Certification - Registered Nurse (RN) - South Dakota Board of
Experience - 1+ years of Acute Experience
Education - Bachelors degree in Nursing
Certification - International Board Certified Lactation
Consultant (IBCLC) - National Commission for Certifying Agencies
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds
of force constantly to move objects.
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