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Position Details

Department: NICU - Developmental Programs
Category: Nursing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 462930
Date Posted: 7/22/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates lactation programs on both an inpatient and outpatient basis to ensure ongoing promotion and support through increasing awareness and understanding.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Acts as a Lactation Resource
    • Acts as a resource to families, community, and health care staff regarding lactation issues to ensure understanding for integration with plan of care.
    • Works closely and in conjunction with health care team and family to provide consultation services for the lactation challenges of the various patient care areas through documenting and evaluating plan of care.
  2. Quality Improvement
    • Participates in hospital and department operational and quality improvement initiatives.
    • Proactively evaluates systems and practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of the operations.
  3. Staff Development and Education
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates lactation programs for continuing education of staff to maintain and enhance knowledge and skills based on assessed need.
    • Maintains professional and technical competency through regular participation in a variety of educational programs and in-services, reviewing relevant professional publication and materials, and participating in professional societies to ensure ongoing awareness and understanding of most current methodologies, practices, and philosophies as applied to patient care population.
  4. Program Development
    • Develops and implements lactation policies and procedures for both inpatient and outpatient areas to ensure consistency and integration of services.
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates lactation programs designed to meet the assessed physical, psychosocial, and educational needs of mothers, infants, children, and families.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. Bachelors in Nursing or equivalent combination of post secondary education and experience. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Experience
1. Two or more years of experience in an OB/GYN, neonatal or pediatric nursing area with at least two years in direct care of lactating mothers. Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Current State of Arizona RN license. Required
2. International Board Certification (IBCLC). Required
3. Current BLS Certification from the American Heart Association. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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