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Lactation Specialist RN

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 by Good Samaritan Hospital

San Jose, CA 95124
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Description

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, with two locations, the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Recognized nationally for quality and safety, it has an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group and has been voted a "Family Favorite" hospital for more than ten years. It is one of only ten hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer four consecutive times. Good Samaritan is a leader in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques, and is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center.

The Mother Baby Nursing teams are dedicated, healthcare providers with excellent services for patients at Good Samaritan Hospital. Interested in joining this team? Apply online now.

Schedule/Shift: 1.0 (40 hours per week) - Days with rotating weekends



POSITION SUMMARY:

The Lactation Specialist is a certified individual that holds specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding and human lactation and provides comprehensive breastfeeding education, support and assistance for women during the prenatal to post partum periods and will be dedicated to the NICU.


Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

2 Year/Associate Degree in related field preferred

B.A. / B.S. preferred

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum : International Board of Certified Lactation Counselor, BCLS, Current CA RN License

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS :

1 Year related


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

Minimum : Analytical skills necessary in order to handle non-routine, moderately complex administrative details.Computer literate with in-depth knowledge, experience to operate word processing, data bases, graphics, and spreadsheets in order to generate reports. Ability to learn and operate Krono's, Meditech, Excel, Word and a patient care management systems. Ability to work independently, exercise judgment, follow instructions and maintain a high level of professional conduct. Ability to read and write in order to proof and edit non-routine correspondence, tables, forms and the like for punctuation, spelling, grammar and typographical errors and draft correspondence, perform arithmetic calculations, and maintain record keeping and filing systems at a level normally acquired through completion of high school.

Preferred : Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Must effectively read, write and verbally communicate in the English language. Superior telephone, communication, and interpersonal skills to interact effectively and positively with people. Ability to show understanding, patience, and tact when dealing with physicians, staff, and the public. Proficient in statistical and narrative typing. Able to type 65 wpm. Perform moderately complex administrative duties such as coordinating meetings and conferences, budget development, complex computer and database management skills, and interacting with system-wide with callers, patients, and the public.


Reference: 690927612