Lactation Specialist

Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lactations
Category: Nursing
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 776042
Posted On: 8/4/2023

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.

Position Duties

  1. Lactation Resource
    • Acts as a resource to families, community, and health care staff regarding lactation issues to ensure understanding and developing an appropriate plan of care.
    • Works collaboratively with health care team and family to provide consultation services for the lactation challenges of the various patient care areas. Includes planning, evaluation of plan of care, and documentation.
  2. Quality Improvement
    • Participates in quality improvement activities at the department and hospital level.
    • Proactively evaluates systems and practices to assist with creating and implementing change and improving operational effectiveness.
  3. Staff Development and Education
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates continuing education programs for staff to maintain and enhance lactation 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.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
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