Job Description

Must be a Certified Lactation Educator. Must have and maintain current BLS certification or obtain within orientation process, prior to hands-on patient care. Baby Friendly Certification of completion (20 hours didactic training and 5 hours hands on) required or obtain with 6 months of hire.
The individual must be a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE). Must have knowledge of the basic information necessary to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding and to interact in the breastfeeding situation by assisting and encouraging the breastfeeding triad of mother, baby and support person.     

This position will be in effect for the duration of the First 5 Grant.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be a high school graduate or equivalent and have completed training and certification in Lactation Education.  Must have a basic understanding of Medical Terminology.  Must have and maintain current BLS certification or obtain within orientation process, prior to hands-on patient care.  Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence if required.  Ability to speak English, write legibly, and read, understand and follow directions.  Have a basic understanding of Medical Terminology.    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry our instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.   To perform this job successfully this person must have computer experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Under the general direction of the Director and/or Manager of the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Department, and the direct supervision of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the Certified Lactation Educator (CLE)/Lactation Secretary is responsible for performing and organizing the clerical and educational activities necessary to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.  The CLE/Lactation Secretary is responsible for assisting in the activities of the lactation program by maintaining and ordering lactation supplies, coordinating appointments for classes and outpatient visits, participating in the data collection of and reporting of breastfeeding statistics, and assisting in counseling and educating pregnant women and mothers regarding initiating and supporting breastfeeding activities.  
This position has variable hours.  Must have open availability including nights.

Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.

The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency.   The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship.  All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.

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