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Registered Nurse RN Lactation Consultant

Company: Banner Health
Location: Mesa
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name: Banner Staffing Services-AZWork Shift: DayJob Category:NursingBetter Than Ever for Nurses. Nurses are the heartbeat of health care and we are committed to keeping our nurses' hearts happy and healthy. This means investing in the holistic health and happiness of our nurses-through better pay, better benefits, better opportunities and a better community.This position is for an RN Lactation Consultant working 6AM- 4:30PM, weekends and holidays may be required on a rotating basis. Any applicable shift differentials will automatically be applied.If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please visit the main job search page and under Job Type filter, select New Nurse Experience.Banner Staffing Services (BSS) offers Registry/Per Diem opportunities within Banner Health. Registry/Per Diem positions are utilized as needed within our facilities. These positions are great way to start your career with Banner Health. As a BSS team member, you are eligible to apply (at any time) as an internal applicant to any regular opportunities within Banner Health. When working per Diem you must work at least 2 shifts a month.----Banner Staffing Services is also excited to provide Banner Bedside Commitment opportunities (Formally Banner Travel). Banner Staffing Employees can pick up 8, 10, or 13 week commitments at a wide variety of Banner facilities in the following states: Wyoming, Nevada, Nebraska, California, Arizona, and Colorado.As a valued and respected Banner Health team member, you will enjoy:--Competitive wages--Paid orientation--Flexible Schedules (select positions)--Fewer Shifts Cancelled--Weekly pay--403(b) Pre-tax retirement--Employee Assistance Program--Employee wellness program--Discount Entertainment tickets--Restaurant/Shopping discounts--Auto Purchase Plan--------------------------------------------------Registry/Per Diem positions do not have guaranteed hours and no medical benefits package is offered. Completion of post-offer Occupational Health physical assessment, drug screen and background check (includes: employment, criminal and education) are required.----POSITION SUMMARYThis position assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with organizational policies and in accordance with standards for professional practice and certification. The position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of assigned patients. This position delivers lactation education and provides individualized direct patient and family education. Works in coordination with staff to select and deliver current patient education materials based on identified needs. Provides community and staff education in the specialty area of lactation. Acts as subject matter expert for patients and staff.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs. Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. Completes assessment and reassessments according to patient need and outlined in policy.2. Provides care and works collaboratively with patients, family and staff to formulate individualized lactation plans of care, education and intervention.3. Delivers continuing education programs related to lactation. Suggests updates to educational materials based on needs assessment, advances in theory and technology as well as changes in standards of care related to lactation.4. Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goal for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family.5. Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to the caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.6. Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress toward goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient's response and effectiveness of patient teaching. Provides ongoing support for mothers, newborns and staff related to lactation.7. Documents assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record.8. Provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring when appropriate.9. Interacts with all levels of staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients, families and external contacts, such as employees of other health care institutions, community providers and agencies, concerning the health care of the patient. Interacts with other health care providers in numerous settings in order to report and ask for or clarify information. Also works with clergy to provide spiritual support. Synthesizes and prioritizes data from multiple sources to provide support for the human response of the patient and family to changes in health status.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSCurrent RN licensure in state of practice. IBCLC, CLC, CBC or CBS certification required. Current BLS certification required. Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification must be obtained within six months.Relates throughout the interview process the experience, training and education needed to perform the job. Must maintain clinical performance competencies.Pool/per diem positions require a minimum of one year of lactation consultant experience in a WIS environment or setting.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSBSN preferred. One year of experience preferred. Experience in an inpatient WIS environment is preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Mesa , Registered Nurse RN Lactation Consultant, Professions , Mesa, Arizona

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