The Lactation Consultant demonstrates specialized knowledge and expertise in breastfeeding, management, and support of lactation. The LC provides competent services to mothers and families and performs a comprehensive maternal, child and feeding assessment related to lactation. The LC provides patient, family and staff breastfeeding education in collaboration with the Women's Services department nursing leadership for the specified Harris Health pavilion. The LC provides breastfeeding support to antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum patients who require breastfeeding support throughout the facility. The LC serves as a liaison/resource and promotes interdisciplinary/interdepartmental communication and collaboration. The LC participates in quality improvement and community activities as appropriate. The LC maintains an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care.
High school diploma or equivalent
Associate degree in Health, Nutrition, Education, or related field preferred.
Certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)- need registered trademark.
Two (2) years of work experience in maternal/child health to include one year of experience in lactation consulting.
Shift: Days (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Equipment Operated: Typical medical equipment related to job duties.
1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) 1 Bilingual Skills Preferred: Yes 1 - Language(s): Spanish Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports
2. Other Skills: Medical Terms, PC, Word Proc 1
3. Advanced Education: Advance Training Specialty: Certification as IBCLC specified above
4. Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On Call
5. Other Requirements: BCLS and NRP required- can be scheduled and completed during orientation.
Internal Number: 145079
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.