HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Lactation Consultant in Corpus Christi, Texas

_Corpus Christi Medical Center,__ Corpus Christi, TX_

_Lactation Consultant_    Corpus Christi Medical Center is a Health Care System including Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center.   We are committed to the care and improvement of human life; constantly striving to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available.   Corpus Christi Medical Center *is a 631-bed Health Care System offering a comprehensive scope of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services, including:   · 24-hour Emergency Services · Bariatric Services · Behavioral Health Services · Cancer Diagnostics & Treatment · Cardiovascular Testing & Surgery · Diagnostic Imaging/MRI · Breast Diagnostic Center · Inpatient Rehabilitation · Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Level I, II, III · Maternal and Neonatal Transport · Neurosurgical and Neurological Services · Orthopedic Services · Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation · Women's Health Center    Corpus Christi Medical Center* is currently looking for a Lactation Consultant.

Responsibilities: Provides skilled direct lactation care and instruction to breastfeeding mothers and infants. Responsible for lactation information, instruction, support and related assistance to patients in the women’s and neonatal services departments and direction to all patient care personnel in providing lactation support. * Provides lactation assessment, education, and support to all breastfeeding mothers and their infants. * Makes rounds and reassesses specific patient needs based on observation, changing needs of the breastfeeding dyad and available data obtained by other members of the health care team. * Informs patient/significant others of availability of lactation support after discharge. * Plans comprehensive lactation intervention and guidance based on assessments for breastfeeding patients according to recommended lactation standards. * Teaches patients and/or significant other about the lactation process and how to apply appropriate skills for successful lactation and breastfeeding. * Assess the educational and performance needs of staff regarding lactation and the educational needs of the childbearing family. Based on this feedback; provide in-services and/or other educational opportunities. * Organizes and assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and patient/staff education materials. * Plans and coordinates regularly scheduled educational programs for staff updates on new procedures, trends and developments in lactation knowledge and support. * Involvement in process change and education of staff to maintain Texas Ten Steps Designation. * Acts as a resource person and gives assistance to staff in performance of lactation support. * Provides lactation assistance and education to mothers and their babies who are in the NICU and/or other specialty units. * Assist mothers and their babies who have complex or multiple risk factors that could lead to or cause problems with breastfeeding/lactation.

Qualifications: · Current Certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Lactation Counselor or Certified Lactation Educator.

Job: *Education Training & Professional Development

Title: Lactation Consultant

Location: Texas-Corpus Christi-Corpus Christi Medical Center

Requisition ID: 08298-9241