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Lactation Consultant - Non-Exempt

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Job Description Summary


Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

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Cost Center

CC000498 CHS - Lacatation Center (SJCH)

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Day (United States of America)

Job Description

Under general supervision, the Lactation Consultant provides care to meet the lactation needs of the patient population on the Mother Baby Unit, Special Care Nurseries, Neonatal ICU, pediatric and adult units as needed. The lactation team members rotate through the various units. Lactation consultants practice in accordance with the Standards of Practice of IBLCE. The Lactation Consultant provides evidence-based lactation support and clinical management within a framework of systematic problem-solving in collaboration with the client and other members of the health care team. The lactation team conducts daily breastfeeding rounds on the inpatient Mother Baby Unit and high-risk neonatal nurseries with mothers and infants who have identified lactation problems and those who require ongoing support.
The Lactation Consultant coordinates counseling, equipment and support of mothers who are breast pumping for their high-risk infants. The Lactation Consultant completes assessments, develops appropriate interventions, assists and teaches clients and documents consults in EPIC. The Lactation Consultant provides education and preceptor opportunities for various health care professionals, including nurses, nursing students, medical students, residents, fellows, and dietitians. Participation in lactation related committees is also required.

Additional Job Description

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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