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WIC Lactation Consultant

Company: Mountain Park Health Center
Location: Goodyear
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

WIC Lactation Consultant - Goodyear, Goodyear General Information Job Title:WIC Lactation Consultant - Goodyear Location:140 N Litchfield Rd Ste 200Goodyear, AZ, 85338United States Employee Type:Non-Exempt Job Category:WIC Contact information Name:Andrea Ochoa Job DescriptionSUMMARY: The WIC lactation consultant holds the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential issued by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, which enables the IBCLC to handle more complex breastfeeding problems, provide in-service education on lactation for hospital and professional staff, and provide program oversight. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides follow-up breastfeeding support to WIC participants:Receives referrals from peer counselors, senior peer counselors, WIC staff, and local health care?? providers of mothers experiencing complex maternal and infant breastfeeding problems beyond their scope of practice.Assesses breastfeeding situations and provides counseling to high-risk mothers and infants. o Counsels high-risk mothers needing breast pumps or other equipment for complex breastfeeding situations.Provides timely follow-up services by telephone, home visits, WIC clinic visits, and/or hospital visits. o Is available outside the usual 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. working hours to new mothers experiencing breastfeeding problems.Follows the IBCLC Scope of Practice as issued by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.Communicates with health professionals regarding high-risk cases and refers mothers with medical concerns beyond the IBCLC Scope of Practice.Respects each client by keeping her information strictly confidential.Keeps accurate records of all contacts made with WIC clients.Provides training and education in lactation management:Provides initial and ongoing breastfeeding training for peer counselors.Provides breastfeeding training for WIC staff, and in-service education for hospital staff and local health care professionals.May teach breastfeeding classes and support groups for pregnant and breastfeeding women, or mentor peer counselors leading group meetings.Mentors and supervises peer counselors: o Contacts with new mothers.May serve as the peer counselor supervisor.Serves as a liaison between WIC and the community:Serves as a liaison between the WIC agency and the hospital to facilitate peer counseling services at the hospital or to conduct rounds with new mothers.Provides training and oversight to peer counselors providing basic breastfeeding services in the local hospital, if applicable.Conducts outreach with community organizations to promote WIC breastfeeding and peer counseling services.Coordinates breastfeeding promotion activities in WIC and in the community.Performs other duties as appropriate:Attends monthly staff meetings and WIC clinic staff meetings.Records and collects data required by the State or Local Agency.Maintains IBCLC credential and breastfeeding knowledge and skills through continuing education and IBCLC recertification. Performs other duties as assigned. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Promotes positive patient/guest relation in accordance with Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) policies, providing a high level of quality in personal attention and service to patients and visitors. Observes organizational policies concerning unscheduled absences and reports unscheduled absences in accordance with departmental procedures. Have 3 or fewer occurrences of unscheduled absences in a twelve-month period.Complies with the organization Safety Policies and Procedures. Ensures compliance with governmental licensing and regulatory requirements where applicable. Conducts annual review of and complete/suggest on-going revisions of the Policies and Procedures specific to his/her department. Maintains familiarity with and abide by all established facility and departmental policies and procedures, noting changes when they are published /posted. Conducts himself/herself in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement and Values of MPHC.Observes and respects the confidentiality of information in regard to patients, visitors and fellow employees including salary information, if exposed to any of the above referenced information in the course of his/her job function.Dresses according to the organization's dress code policy and procedure, as well as, complies with specific departmental regulations pertaining to employee appearance.Demonstrates an understanding of facility organizational structure by utilization of appropriate channels of communication. Maintain consistent, timely communication regarding all facets of departmental activities with his/her co-workers, therefore, demonstrating good customer service skills with both external and internal customers. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None QUALIFICATIONS Holds current certification with the IBCLC credential issued by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience. Has demonstrated leadership and training skills.Can work full-time or part-time, depending on the needs of the WIC agency.Has a telephone and is available to accept referrals outside the usual WIC clinic hours.Has access to a computer and is proficient in basic computer software and/or feels comfortable learning new software used by the agency.Has reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.Has good customer service skills, relating to persons of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and communicating in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner.Is able to remain calm and exercise judgment in unusual or stressful situations. LANGUAGE SKILLS Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to apply basic concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to all federal and state law, MPHC prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. MPHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. PandoLogic. Keywords: Lactation Consultant, Location: Goodyear, AZ - 85395

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