Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Lactations Specialist.
In this role, the successful candidate The Lactation Specialist is a member of the health care team who is knowledgeable, skilled and experienced in lactation and breastfeeding management and whose primary focus is the provision of education, assistance and support to breastfeeding women and children.
Applies research findings that support lactating mothers and/or their breastfeeding babies.
Participates as a member of the Maternal and Child Services Quality and Performance Improvement Councils.
Assures compliance with standards and regulations promulgated by all applicable agencies.
Educates parents on all aspects of infant feeding.
Serves as a support and resource for the education of other health professionals.
Promotes own professional growth and development.
Manages the Breast Pump Rental and Supply Program.
Considers the needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups and cultures.
Implements a plan of care for the breastfeeding mother and infant.
Analyzes assessment information to identify concerns and/or problems experienced by the mother and infant.
Performs a complete assessment of the breastfeeding mother and infant.
Education: Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree. Current Certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (I.B.L.C.E.). Minimum of five years lactation Specialist experience. Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication skills and creative problem solving ability.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military or veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of... only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.