Sep 24, 2021

RN Lactation Consultant - Part Time Benefited

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

RN Lactation Consultant - Part Time Benefited - (210002FC)


The RN ll - Lactation Consultant will be responsible for assessment, planning, education and discharge planning for lactation counseling. They act as a resource for staff to promote quality nursing care through advocacy , research and education.

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in
accordance with all the applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and
accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of the RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships
associated with the health and well being of the community at large.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
3 years Neonatal nursing experience (Required)
1 year Experience as a lactation consultant (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Must successfully complete hospital and nursing orientation at CNMC.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Professional Practice & Research
  • Participate in/supports Shared Nursing Leadership.
  • Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey .
  • Accountable to support/participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement Process.
  • Participate in community activities.
  • Maintain knowledge of lactation procedures and necessary equipment.
  • Develop and manage lactation education and support programs.
  • Ensure lactation education and guidelines are based on evidence of best practice.
  • Provide lactation education to CNMC staff members.
  • Support lactation efforts of CNMC employees.
  • Provide resources for parent and staff education and evaluate effectiveness on a continual basis.
Nursing Process
  • Perform assessments of lactation concerns/issues with inpatient families.
  • Accountable to implement strategy for the advancement of successful lactation.
  • Document individual assessments, teaching and plan of care in medical record.
  • Responsible for oversight of the employee and family lactation areas.
  • Communicate lactation counseling follow-up with interdisciplinary team.
  • Attend interdisciplinary rounds and contributes to plan of care.
  • Serve as a consumer advocate for patient/family concerns.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Adapt to change in a professional manner.
  • Model clinical leadership in a team environment.
  • Maintain positive demeanor and productive work ethic.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010


: Nursing


: Patient ServicesRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: PT - Part-TimeShift: VariableWork Schedule: 24 h /wk may incl some weekends

Job Posting

: Aug 13, 2021, 9:55:28 AM