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Job ID: 20595
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Per Diem
Lactation Services is seeking a Per Diem Certified Lactation Consultant. IBCLC is REQUIRED. This is not a nursing IBCLC position.
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
Provides clinical assessment, care, support and education to breastfeeding mothers within both the inpatient and outpatient setting, and collaborate with nursing and medical staff regarding the care of the breastfeeding mother and baby.
1. Assesses the adequacy of breastfeeding and provides interventions and education as necessary for correction and/or prevention of feeding problems for breastfeeding babies and mothers.
2. Assists mothers of infants who cannot breastfeed to establish and maintain a milk supply and store their milk appropriately.
3. Collaborates with the infant's or mother's primary care provider and hospital or clinic staff as needed to implement feeding interventions to meet the infant's and/or mother's medical needs.
4. Provides education and training regarding breastfeeding to patients, hospital staff and regional areas.
5. Provides post discharge support of breastfeeding for patients through telephone consultation, clinical visits, and consultation with the primary care provider of the mother or infant.
● Associate's degree in Nursing, Public Health, Education or related field.
● Certified Lactation Consultant by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE).
● BLS certification as of date of hire.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If Associate's degree, Six (6) months of experience in breastfeeding and lactation support is required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Lactation Services
Work Type: Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week: 6.00
Work Schedule: Variable
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.