HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Lactation Consultant Postpartum in San Antonio, Texas

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Lactation Consultant on Postpartum

As Needed (PRN)

Center City San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served byMetropolitan Methodist Hospital. Our 354 bed hospital offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion, the only stand-alone facility in downtown San Antonio dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, has earned an excellent reputation, one baby at a time. Metropolitan Methodist Hospitalhas been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare and for the third consecutive year as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. We are pleased to announce it is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We have also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for our focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score. For more information, please visit our website athttp://www.sahealth.com/and select Metropolitan Methodist Hospital under Locations.

Conducts breastfeeding assessments either in person or over the phone; counsels and provides clients with solutions to problems such as insufficient weight gain, cleft palate and prematurity in infants and mastitis in nursing mothers; provides clients of the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) with up-to-date information regarding breastfeeding; and performs related duties as required.

  • Displays effective communication and counseling skills in both English and Spanish.

  • Provides individualized breastfeeding care with an emphasis on the mother’s ability to make informed decisions.

  • Possesses ability to use adult education principles to provide instruction to the mother that will meet her needs.

  • Ability to select appropriate written information and other teaching aides when working with mothers.

  • Possesses the ability to accurately provide history and assessment documentation.

  • Identifies and communicates correct latch-on (attachment) to nursing mothers.

  • Possesses ability to identify breast abnormalities.

  • Demonstrates support for continuation of breastfeeding when mother is separated from her baby.

  • Shows a broad knowledge on breast feeding related equipment and demonstrates appropriate use and understanding of potential disadvantages and/or risk.

    · Completion of an approved Lactation Training Course as well as a

    GED/HS diploma

    · International Board Certified Lactation Consultant certification (IBCLC) required

Job: *Education Training & Professional Development

Title: Lactation Consultant Postpartum

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01578-87044