Lactation Counselor Registered Nurse in El Paso, Texas, United States
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Las Palmas Medical Center

Lactation Counselor Registered Nurse

El Paso, TX, United States
Full-time • Days > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Education Training and Professional Development   Job ID: 204586
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Introduction

Do you want to be appreciated daily? Our nurses are celebrated for being on the front line, empathetic for patients. At Las Palmas Medical Center our nurses set us apart from any other healthcare provider. We are seeking a(an) Lactation Counselor to join our healthcare family.

Benefits

Las Palmas Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

At Las Palmas Medical Center, our nurses play a vital part. We know that every nurse’s path and purpose is unique. Do you want to create your own personal career path in nursing? HCA Healthcare is your career destination! Our scale makes it possible for nurses to create the career path that fits their life – for life – and empowers their passion for patient care. Apply today for our Lactation Counselor opportunity.

Job Summary and Qualifications

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Certified Lactation Consultant facilitates current, consistent and precise instruction for all lactating mothers in the Maternal Child areas which include: Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby. The Certified Lactation Consultant functions, in coordination with the hospital’s policies and procedures, as a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team as a consultant, educator, and mentor to healthcare professionals and patients. This position provides support for quality improvement in the area of lactation coordination. Manages the Lactation Center support group as well as the Maternal Child breastfeeding programs, utilizing support education and intervention in the inpatient setting as well as throughout the continuum of care.

What qualifications you will need:

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

  • RN or LVN licensure required
  • BCLS required
  • IBCLC certification required (International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants) upon hire or achieved within one (1) year from date of hire
  • STABLE certification preferred
  • NRP Certification required upon hire or achieved within six (6) months from date of hire

REQUIRED/PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Associate Degree or greater preferred
  • Healthcare experience in related specialty area preferred

PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team to ensure quality care
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Strong critical thinking and communication skills and ability to prioritize needs continuously
  • Ability to lead a team and function as a team member
  • Excellent customer service skills, follow AIDET philosophy
  • Computer literate in charting and order entry
  • Must demonstrate broad knowledge of all aspects of breastfeeding including the psychosocial
  • Will have experience in maternal/child development, prenatal education, breastfeeding support, and nutrition
  • Must possess a strong foundational knowledge base regarding the nutritional support of the preterm infant.
  • At least 20 hours of breastfeeding education preferred
  • Ability to work independently and effectively produce desired results
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

Las Palmas Medical Center is a 300+ bed full-service hospital in El Paso. It is home to the region’s only kidney transplant center. The facility offers a range of services including emergency care with a Level III trauma center, cardiac care, women’s services, pediatric care and NICU, cancer care, and more. Las Palmas Medical Center is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare. We are a leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region that is part of HCA Healthcare.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Join a family that cares about every stage in your career! We are interviewing candidates for our Lactation Counselor opening. Apply today and a member of our Talent Acquisition team will reach out.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Full-time • Days > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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