UT Health Lactation Consultant - Pediatrics WIC in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Lactation Consultant - Pediatrics WIC
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210000L1
Part Time Position (32 hours/week)
Evaluates and consults with WIC and non-WIC participants experiencing problems with breastfeeding. Provides breastfeeding training to healthcare professionals.
South Loop West @ 2636 South Loop Wes t
Position Key Accountabilities:
Assesses client breastfeeding problems, counsels and makes recommendations according to established protocols. Provides follow-up care and referrals as necessary. Assessments may include clinic or hospital visits, web cam consultations, or phone consultations.
Determines appropriateness of issuing specialized equipment such as breast pumps, SNS apparatus, etc., to clients for management of breastfeeding problems in accordance with established protocols.
Maintains complete and accurate records of patient status and care.
Assists in the accurate inventory of breast pumps, breastfeeding aids, breastfeeding education materials, and office/medical supplies for Lactation Foundation.
Presents breastfeeding training for healthcare professionals, including the Breastfeeding Clinical Practicum for eligible WIC staff and training for medical and allied health students and interns.
Acts as a professional resource for health care providers and WIC personnel.
In the absence of Clinic Manager, supervises the Lactation Foundation staff and clinic services. May also provide input in training and performance evaluation of Lactation Foundation staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Current certification as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Must have a valid Texas driver’s license.
RN License issued by the Texas Board of Nursing
Four years related experience
Experience managing nurse functions preferred
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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