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Lactation Consultant / Educator - McAllen Medical Center -1656 - (165224)

Universal Health Services


Location:
MCALLEN, TX
Date:
02/23/2018
2018-02-232018-03-24
Job Code:
588
Universal Health Services
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Deltek Talent Management - Lactation Consultant / Educator - McAllen Medical Center -1656 - (165224)

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Lactation Consultant / Educator - McAllen Medical Center -1656 - (165224)

Facility Name
McAllen Medical Center
Location
MCALLEN, TX 78503 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description

The Lactation Consultant (LC) is responsible for the overall coordination, planning and management of patient, family and staff education related to breastfeeding for South Texas Health Systems. The LC will provide care required by the breastfeeding population and is available on a consultation basis as requested by obstetricians and pediatricians on weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights. The LC provides opportunities for the formal and informal growth and development of the nursing staff concerning aspects of lactation and will represent South Texas Health Systems in the community as a breastfeeding liaison and resource contact. The Lactation Consultant will provide professional leadership for interaction with hospital staff and/or ancillary departments regarding patient care, concerns, and conflicts with identification and assistance in resolutions. The RN will perform assessments related to specific conditions, therapies and interventions in order to provide safe, competent nursing care for patients. The RN will maintain principles of continuous quality improvement in accordance with the hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Using Patient Centered Care as the foundation for all nursing care, the Lactation Consultant will support an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the standards to all customer groups

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.   2 years previous RN experience in same or similar unit(s) covered by position required or 1 year previous 

      RN experience in same or similar unit(s) within an STHS facility.

2.   1-3 year’s previous supervisory experience preferred. 

3.   Willingness to be cross-trained to other unit areas.

4.   Must demonstrate commitment and adherence to STHS’s Compliance Program and Code of Conduct  

      through compliance with all policies and procedures, the Code of Conduct, attendance at required training

      and immediately reporting suspected compliance issue(s) to the Compliance Officer.

 

EDUCATION / LICENSURE:

  1. Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Texas, or part of a compact state license, or has a valid

          temporary RN license for the State of Texas while waiting to receive the permanent license. BSN preferred.

2.   Must possess an Associate Degree, Baccalaureate Degree or Diploma from a School of Nursing or

      University.

3.   Effective July 1, 2018: Must have a bachelor’s degree in Nursing (or Bachelor’s in related field) on hire or   

      current clinical supervisors will be enrolled in a BSN program with degree completion no later than July 1,  

      2020; internal promotions will enroll into BSN program within 6 months of transition to Clinical Supervisor

      role.

4.   Must have and maintain current certifications, according to unit specific needs.  Certification must be in

       accordance with the curriculum of the AHA, for Healthcare Provider’s Program (for any and all        

       certifications applicable through the AHA program) – please check all that apply:

 

X

BCLS/CPR

Must be current upon hire and thereafter

X

ACLS

If required in unit, nurse with a year or less of experience - obtain within 12 months of hire; nurse with over a year of experience - obtain within 6 months of hire;

or if hired with a current certification must keep current at all times

 

PALS

  or

ENPC

If required in unit, nurse with a year or less of experience - obtain within 12 months of hire;  nurse with over a year of experience - obtain within 6 months of hire;

or if hired with a current certification must keep current at all times

x

NRP

If required in unit, nurse with a year or less of experience - obtain within 12 months of hire, nurse with over a year of experience - obtain within 6 months of hire;

or if hired with a current certification must keep current at all times

 

TNCC/TCAR

If required in unit, must have and maintain certification within eighteen months after hire;

or if hired with a current certification must keep current at all times

 

STABLE

If required in unit, must obtain within 12 months of hire,

or if hired with a current certification must keep current at all times

 

CPI

If required in unit, nurse with a year or less of experience - obtain within 12 months of hire; nurse with over a year of experience - obtain within 6 months of hire;

or if hired with a current certification must keep current at all times

 

SAMA

If required in unit, - obtain within 90days of hire

x

FETAL MONITORING

If required in unit, nurse with a year or less of L&D experience - obtain within 12 months of hire; nurse with over a year of L&D experience - obtain within 6 months of hire; or if hired with a current certification must keep current at all times.

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