Indiana University Health

Lactation Specialist IU Health Bloomington Hospital

IU Health Bloomington Hospital

Job Location

IU Health Bloomington Hospital
601 West 2nd St


Lactation Serv

Date Posted

June 30, 2020

Schedule & Shift

  • Rotating
  • Supplemental

Requisition Number

The staff member in this position is responsible for providing lactation management services to expectant and new parents. Duties include providing breastfeeding assessment, support, counseling and education to inpatients and outpatients. These functions are performed in accordance with the hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. This position reports to the Director of the Lactation Department.

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Qualifications for the Lactation Specialist Role

  • Requires certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (I.B.L.C.E.). Current BLS Certification required. IBCLC certification within 1 yr. Background working with childbearing families or maternal health nursing. Ability to work independently. Ability to prioritize workload. Ability to plan and manage utilization of resources. Strong customer service skills. Basic Life Support certification required within 1 month of hire or upon completion of department orientation. Ability to provide clinical reasoning; decision-making and clinical thinking. Ability to promote compassion and a therapeutic environment. Ability to provide multiple forms of communication (presence; touch; eye contact; etc.). Ability to recognize and appreciate cultural diversity at many levels. Ability to provide high level of patient confidentiality. Strong written and verbal communications skills at the staff, patient, and family levels. Ability to actively seek educational opportunities to improve clinical practice. Ability to maintain quality working relationship with peers. Ability to react appropriately in any environment or situation.
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