Sinai Health System is recognized for our vision to become a national model for the delivery of urban healthcare. Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Children's Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, Sinai Community Institute and Sinai Urban Health Institute. The entities of Sinai Health System collectively deliver a full range of high quality outpatient and inpatient services as well as a large number of innovative and impactful community-based health, research and social service programs.
The lactation consultant is certified to meet the needs of the breastfeeding mother-baby pair and to prevent, recognize, and solve breastfeeding difficulties in the Sinai Health System's inpatient and ambulatory care settings. The lactation consultant/program coordinator is responsible for facilitating the development and ongoing activities of the lactation program.
Establishes ongoing data base on the numbers & percentages*, within Sinai's patient population of mothers, who initiate breastfeeding and the length of time they continue to breastfeed after hospitalization.
Collects and analyzes* data to determine when and what kind of support the breastfeeding mother would like to receive prior to her baby's birth, while she is in the hospital, and after she returns home.
Surveys health-care providers who staff Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Sinai Medical Group Centers, and Sinai Community Institute and others who work in the community which the Sinai Health System serves regarding their perceived need for the assistance and resources that a lactation consultant could provide.
Develops and implement guidelines and standards of care for assisting breastfeeding mothers* in all areas of Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center's inpatient setting and Sinai Medical Group ambulatory care settings.
Develops a reference library* of breastfeeding materials appropriate for both health-care providers and mothers interested in learning about lactation.
Offers case conferences that highlight the particular needs of lactating mothers and/or their breastfeeding infants.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Bachelors Degree preferred
Minimum 3 years maternal/child nursing experience
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois
Certified Lactation Consultant required
Certified by the International Board of Lactation preferred
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility on
Chicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for
adults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed and
accredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.
Our therapists see patients through the entire c...ontinuum of care, from acute inpatient admissions at
Mount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We also
have a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides both
therapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.
Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitive
and psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized care
plan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatment
gyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winning
therapeutic roof top garden.