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Registered Nurse (RN) Lactation Consultant (Per Diem)


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Job Title Registered Nurse (RN) Lactation Consultant (Per Diem) Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support Work Type Part time Department JM-GWV Women’s & Children’s Nursing Division Date posted 01/10/2023 Job ID R-42098

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Job Summary

Responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an integrated lactation educational program. Coordinates and provides instruction for all medical and nursing staff. Works closely with team members such as, but not limited to, nurses, physicians, Social Services, feeding team, and other maternal infant clinicians to ensure patient educational needs are met.

Job Duties

  • Develops protocols and programs supporting breastfeeding for all lactating mothers.
  • Delivers prenatal education regarding benefits of breast-feeding to all clinic patients.
  • Teaches breastfeeding classes and provides private consultations as requested by mother, nurse or physician.
  • Maintains and organizes loaner pump program and resource center.
  • Maintains affiliation with local support groups.
  • Provides follow-up for all first-time breast-feeding mothers and infants or any couple needing special care.
  • Continues with outreach programs in community and surrounding hospitals.
  • Facilitates and promotes the integration of lactation philosophy amongst the staff including general philosophy of breastfeeding of the premature infant.
  • Provides ongoing staff development related to lactation services.
  • Attends patient care rounds.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement in relation to lactation.
  • Participates in research projects involving lactation.
  • Education of staff on supplemental nursing techniques.
  • Educates attending physician staff.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

  • FTE: This role is per diem
  • Hours: Shifts will be either 7A to 3P, 11A to 7P or 3P to 11P
  • Weekends: 2 weekend shifts per month or as needed
  • Experience Required: minimum of 5 years RN experience
  • Certifications Required: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and BLS
  • Union: Yes


Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)


Minimum of 5 years-Nursing (Required), Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) - International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body


Teamwork; Interpersonal Communication; Clinical Skills; Computer Literacy; Communication; Preceptor Skills

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