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University of New Mexico Hospital: Rn Lactation Spec

Company: University of New Mexico Hospital
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary: Provide patient care and education related to lactation in inpatient or outpatient setting. Serve as a resource to physicians, nurses, patients, and other professionals regarding lactation. Serve as a role model for positive work environment and quality patient care. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and department policies and procedures. Patient assignment includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent and adult populations. Accountability: PATIENT EDUCATION Provide direct patient education for groups and individualsPATIENT CARE Provide direct therapy services to patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis; attend patient care meetings and provide education to patients and family membersASSESSMENT Assess all breast-feeding mothers on the unitCONSULTANT Assist and assess latch and positioning of baby at breast, pumping, and storage of breast milkEQUIPMENT Coordinate all equipment and supplies for the specialty area; service malfunctioning equipment, develop inventory/stock PAR levels and order supplies; maintain adequate stocklevelPATIENT CARE Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as requiredPARTICIPATION Participate in orientation; upon successful completion of preceptor training assume precepting and evaluation responsibilities of new personnelENVIRONMENT Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standardsRESOURCE Function as a resource to all assigned clinical educators and adjunct faculty, including top management, physicians, clinical nurse specialists, and/or others as appropriateKNOWLEDGE Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the field in order to enhance expertise TRAINING Provide in-service, continuing education for the clerical staff, being certain that they are made aware of changes in policies and procedures pertaining to their areaDOCUMENTATION Prepare documentation as required by the profession and the departmentCARE PLAN Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implement and document individualized care plans incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teachingDEVELOPMENT Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshopsPATIENT SAFETY 1 Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocolsPATIENT SAFETY 2 Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processesPATIENT SAFETY 3 Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue riskPATIENT SAFETY 4 Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely mannerPATIENT SAFETY 5 Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may 'not seem right'Certification Requirements: RN MATRIX Complete and maintain unit/clinic based required certifications and competencies as listed in the department expectations/and or the unit/clinic education matrixEducation Requirements: Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduateLicensure/Certification Requirements: Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New MexicoCertified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or obtain w/i 19 months of positionCPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of positionEducation Requirements Preferred: Bachelor's Degree of Science in NursingNursing program (nationally accredited) graduateExperience Requirements Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish1 year directly related experiencePhysical Demands Requirements: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.Licensure/Certification Requirements Preferred: Nationally Certified in area of specialtyProfessional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit: Nationally Certified in area of specialtyTesting Requirements: Tuberculin Skin Test required annuallyObtain UNMH IV Verification within 6 months of positionWorking Conditions Requirements: Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

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