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Texas Health Resources Lactation Consultant RN/Registered Nurse, Full-time, 32 hours/week, Days, Southwest in Fort Worth, Texas

Lactation Consultant/RN (Registered Nurse) –

Full-time, 32 hours per week

We’ve Expanded our Women’s & Infants Services!

Oh baby! Our Women’s Services department is growing by leaps and bounds. We’re looking for an experienced Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurse to join our tight-knit nursing team today.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Southwest, 6100 Harris Parkway, Ft. Worth, TX 76132

  • Work environment: Maternal/Newborn, Couplet Care Departments

  • 26-bed Maternal/Newborn, couplet care unit

  • Skin to skin care; Breastfeeding education

  • Magnet, Mother-friendly, and Texas 10-step designated facility

  • Work hours: Full-time, 32 hours/weekly, (4) day/week, Between 8:30AM-5:00PM, rotating schedule including some weekends and holidays

  • Salary range: $27.50 - $52.88 per hour (based on relevant RN experience)

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is Magnet-designated, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC. As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Nursing; BSN preferred

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

  • BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support certification through the American Heart Association prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterlyrequired

  • IBCLC – International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant required within 12 Months of hire – Strongly prefer upon hire

  • 1 Year Experience as a clinical nurse or completion of an RN residency program required

  • More than 2 years current Lactation Consultant, Maternal/Newborn, couplet care RN experience from an acute care facility strongly preferred

  • In addition to the required qualifications, a successful RN will:

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

  • maintain a positive, customer-focused attitude toward patients

  • possess a strong work ethic and always display a high level of professionalism

  • have basic computer skills using Medical management application systems

Position Responsibilities

• Both inpatient and outpatient services – working with both Maternal/Newborn and NICU patients

• 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

Why Texas Health As a Texas Health RN you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health a place you’ll love to call home.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Additional perks of being a Texas Health Nurse

  • Unlimited access to online continuing education for professional and career development. Plus, an RN Step Program including NCAP and a nursing certification test-prep content for specialty nurses.

  • A Nursing Excellence Advisory Board to provide the framework and methodology for funding projects to improve the quality of patient care through nursing education, nursing research and innovations in nursing practice.

  • A strong shared governance structure featuring unit-based councils that empower nurses to shape their work environment.

  • A supportive, team environment with outstanding opportunities for growth.

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

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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.

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