Lactation Consultant – Casual

Job ID: J153881
Company: Allegheny Health Network
Location: Pittsburgh,PA,US
Full/Part Time: Part time
Job Type: Rotational (United States of America)
AHN Facility: West Penn Hospital
Posted Date: May 4, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description :

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Provides expert care in lactation management according to the International Lactation Consultant Association and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Standards of Practice. Serves as an expert consultant to nursing staff, physicians and other health care workers in the management of complex breastfeeding for the mother/infant dyad. Educates expectant and new parents in various aspects of breastfeeding management.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Practices autonomously to provide expert lactation care and clinical management for inpatient and outpatient breastfeeding dyads.)
  • Provides education and consultation to patients and health care team members using evidence based practice standards.
  • Assists with daily operations of the retail lactation center and monitors breastfeeding equipment within the hospital.
  • Participates in marketing activities related to Lactation Services.
  • Contributes to the achievement of divisional and organizational goals.
  • May contribute to the development and presentation of lactation programs and policies based on facility requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Current PA RN license in good standing
  • International Board Certification as Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Preferred

  • BA/BS Degree
  • 3 years experience in clinical obstetrics and/or birthing center
  • Previous experience as an IBCLC

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BENEFITS

Total Rewards Program

In addition to competitive pay rates and flexible career growth, we show our employee appreciation through a comprehensive Total Rewards package, including:

  • Medical and prescription drug, dental and vision coverages for your and your eligible dependents
  • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and disability insurance
  • Employer-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off, including paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Employee discounts
Wellness Resources and Programs
Employees have access to the following wellness programs and resources:
  • Work-life resources, such as employee assistance programs and financial counseling services
  • 24/7 telephone access to health and wellness coaching to achieve personal goals
  • Onsite pharmacy services at major campuses
  • Fitness center access for all employees inclusive of showers, lockers, and group exercise classes at major Highmark campuses, Allegheny General Hospital & West Penn Hospital
  • Access to chronic condition management programs when enrolled in the employer-sponsored medical plan
  • 100% coverage for preventive exams, including flu shots
  • Incentive program that rewards employees
  • Secure bicycle parking at major campuses
  • Healthy food options at onsite cafeterias
  • Employee networks to gather in the name of health
  • Onsite seated massage and stress management classes including yoga, mindfulness and meditation

LIVING IN PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh, PA is home to Highmark Health’s corporate headquarters, as well as the headquarters of many of our businesses and a majority of our career opportunities. When you live and work in Pittsburgh, you’ll experience a wide variety of lifestyle advantages. Take a look around and you’ll quickly see why Pittsburgh is one of America’s most liveable, most affordable, safest and happiest cities. Learn more about this exciting and inviting location:

Location

Facility

About West Penn Hospital

Featuring 361 private patient beds, West Penn Hospital has served Bloomfield and its surrounding communities since 1848. We have an outstanding reputation for clinical care, excellence in nursing and exemplary patient outcomes.
We offer high quality, specialized services to meet the needs of patients throughout the tri-state area. Our capabilities include:
  • 9 operating rooms
  • Advanced cardiovascular services
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging
  • Lupus Center of Excellence
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Women’s Institute for obstetrics and gynecological care
  • Comprehensive oncology services

Over the years, West Penn has earned regional and national recognition for excellence in bariatric surgery, bone marrow and cell transplantation, burn care, cardiac care, nursing, women’s and infant’s care, and more.

One of the main factors contributing to our exception care is our focus on elevating the standards and practices of professional nursing. In fact, West Penn was the first hospital in Pittsburgh – and western Pennsylvania – to achieve Magnet® Recognition (2006) and the first to achieve Magnet re-designation (2012), then again for a third time in 2017 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). West Penn Hospital is very proud to be among the 8% of U.S. hospitals that have achieved the gold standard in nursing excellence.

Looking to the future, West Penn Hospital will continue to grow and enhance our services. We are expanding our inpatient facilities while also developing a new ambulatory care building. All of our new buildings will be environmentally sustainable, using designs that blend in with our neighborhood.

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