Develops and provides lactation services program development and provides direct patient care.
Reports to: Director - Women's Services
Bachelor’s degree in health related field - Required. Related experience can substituted for education requirement. Additional coursework in prenatal education or certification as a Childbirth Educator preferred.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
BLS certification from approved American Heart Association training center required to be current upon hire. NRP certification from approved American Heart Association training center must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Minimum Work Experience
Experience with inpatient lactation programs and/or knowledge of the types of clinical breastfeeding issues seen during the early postpartum days - Required.
Required LicensesEqual opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) - Required
State of Tennessee or Multi-State RN licensure - Preferred