Genesis Health System Lactation Consultant in Davenport, Iowa
Position Title: Lactation Consultant
Department: Birth Center
Purpose: Provides professional leadership and advanced clinical knowledge in the practice of lactation management. Utilizes the components of clinical expertise, education, consultation, leadership and research. Creates, promotes, and maintains learning environment for community breastfeeding classes by assessing learning needs, facilitating learning needs, facilitating learning opportunities and evaluating education outcomes.
Report To: Manager
Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work. Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others. Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role. In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.
Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.
Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others
Education: Associate's Degree
Field Of Study: Nursing
Special Training: International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Certification; Basic Life Support
Training Preferred: Baccalaureate in Nursing
Licensure/Registration: Registered Nurse in Iowa; Registered Nurse in Illinois within 6 months
Experience: More than 3 years experience required.
Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.
Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day.
Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes