Texas Health Resources Lactation Consultant RN PRN in Fort Worth, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Texas Health Ft. Worth, a MAGNET and baby-friendly facility, has a PRN (As needed) opportunity in the Lactation department.

Seeking an RN with experience teaching/educating for lactation/breast-feeding.

Qualified candidates will possess the following:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required minimum education:

Graduate of an accredited nursing program

Associates degree in Nursing (ADN) is minimum

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

RNs hired after January 2017 require completion of BSN within 2 years of start date. RNs hired

between January 2014 and December 2016 require completion of BSN within 3 years of start date.

  • Required minimum experience:

One (1) year experience as a clinical nurse, or completion of an RN residency program, or a THR residency program.

Women's Services/Lactation RN experience from an acute care facility strongly preferred.

  • Required license/certification:

Current RN licensure or compact licensure recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing upon hire

Current AHA BCLS/CPR certification upon hire.

Must have IBCLC certification within 12 months of hire - if not current

  • Required skills (if applicable):

A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred

(Must obtain BSN within 2 years from date of hire)

Two (2) or more years as RN in Lactation, breastfeeding education and resource

Prefer current IBCLC certification (Must obtain IBCLC within 12 months of date of hire)

Must have flexibility with schedule.

DUTIES:

Functions as an expert resource on breastfeeding issues for patients, families, community, staff, and physicians.

Serves as a clinical expert for lactation issues based on evidence

Produces documentation that initiates, follows and revises patient’s plan of care.

Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to improve care processes that promote continuity of care

Reviews patient medications for potential complications associated with breastfeeding.

Assesses outpatients for symptoms of jaundice and breastfeeding problems

Participates in breast pump rental and retail sales within the Breastfeeding Resource Center

HOURS:

PRN (on an as needed basis): Between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., including weekends & holidays

BENEFITS:

401k retirement program

Discounts in the cafeteria

Direct deposit

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Texas Health Resources is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Entity Information:

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.