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Provides professional leadership and advanced knowledge in the practice of lactation management. Assesses patient's needs, diagnoses lactation problems, plans and implements intervention, and evaluates outcomes. Conducts prenatal childbirth, breastfeeding, infant CPR, infant care, and sibling classes and evaluates educational outcomes. Provides outpatient care and consultation for families experiencing breastfeeding difficulties. Serves as consultant for physicians and other healthcare providers concerning lactation as it relates to the patient's health.
What is required:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing, Healthcare or related field
If Registered Nurse, current Georgia RN License required
Lactation certification course and exam must be completed within one year of accepting position
Completion of mother/infant unit orientation
Two years of work experience in clinical healthcare setting
Additional Information The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) is a nationally recognized academic medical center, nationally-verified Level 1 Trauma Center, Magnet ® hospital for nursing, and serves a service area of 30 counties and a population of nearly 750,000 persons. MCNH has over 4,500 employees and a medical staff of approximately 700 physicians. As the second largest hospital in Georgia, it is licensed for 637 beds, including pediatrics, medical surgical, trauma and cardiac surgery. The Emergency Center, with helipad capability and three urgent care centers, treats over 140,000 visitors per year. MCNH provides a broad range of community-based outpatient diagnostic, primary care, wellness and comprehensive rehabilitation services. It is the primary academic hospital for Mercer University School of Medicine, providing residency and fellowship programs for over 100 residents and is affiliated with multiple universities as a clinical education site. MCNH also operates the Doctors Office Building.