Lactation Consultant

Job ID
2020-103398
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Lactation Education
Hours / Pay Period
1
Facility
Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Varied days and hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-SANTA CRUZ

Overview

About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 

 

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

 

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

 

Responsibilities

  • A lactation consultant provides assessment, intervention, and planning in the areas of Nutrition, Health Education, Lactation Services, and Psychosocial Referrals to patients receiving care within the Women's and Children's Service Line.

     

    Experience:

    Preferred:

    • Experience providing perinatal health education in an acute care, community, or public health setting.

    Education:

    Preferred:

    • Bachelor's Degree (BA, BS)

    Special Skills:

    Required:

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of community based prenatal resources (preferred)
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish (preferred)

    Licensure:

    Required:

    • IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactationi Consultant
    • Lactation Certification
    • RN (preferred)
  • Qualifications

  • Experience providing perinatal health education in an acute care, community, or public health setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of community based prenatal resources
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), REQUIRED
  • Current CA RN license, PREFERRED
  • Options

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