Christiana Care Health System is currently seeking a Maternal Child Educator/Lactation Consultant for the Parent Education department at Christiana Hospital. In this role you will provide education for expectant and new parents and extended families. You will support, promote and protect breastfeeding both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. You will a ssess patient's/family's learning needs and carry out teaching measures. Utilize the patient learning process for assessing learning needs, providing information and evaluation for expectant/new parents, families, and members of the community regarding preparation for childbirth, parenting, women's health, and related topics.
Requirements: BSN required; or commitment to obtaining within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience. Previous experience in either Post-partum, LDR or NICU. Child Birth educator preferred. Lactation consultant certification preferred. CPR certification.
This is a 40 hr bi weekly, day/evening shift. The day shift hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. The evening shift hours are typically 1:00 - 9:30 pm depending on class schedule and patient needs. Scheduling flexibility is a required per department needs. One weekend a month is required per department needs.
Internal Number: JR51488
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.