Location: Suffern, New York
The Registered Nurse is responsible for supporting and promoting breast feeding for the mother and baby dyad and for facilitating lactation services support and education for breast feeding mothers and their infants as well as education and support for maternity staff working with the post-partum mother-baby dyad.
- Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care of the mother and baby breastfeeding dyad.
- Provides breastfeeding education, support, and counseling to both inpatient and outpatient nursing mother-baby couplets requiring or seeking breastfeeding assistance.
- Provides daily bedside lactation rounds.
- Teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes.
- Facilitates monthly breastfeeding support group.
- Maintains relevant breastfeeding educational materials for patients and staff and annually review breastfeeding policy.
- Conducts daily follow-up phone calls to discharged patients experiencing breastfeeding issues.
- Facilitates annual staff breastfeeding education and competencies.
- Collects & reports breastfeeding data required by New York State DOH.
- Maintains Joint Commission core measures for breastfeeding in policy and practice.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Current NYS nursing license required. Three years of Lactation Consultant experience preferred. Current IBCLC, BLS, & NRP Certification required.
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute-care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, NJ. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer-treatment services, the area's leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute and outstanding maternal/child services that includes a Children's Diagnostic Center. Good Samaritan Hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance-abuse services and its certified home-care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond.