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LACTATION SPECIALIST - Maternal Child Health in San Diego, CA at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to work.
You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates.  So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.
Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista is located approximately eight miles from the Mexico border, serving San Diego County’s fast-growing South Bay communities.  We invite you to join our Maternal Child Health unit, and thrive in an environment where our healthcare professionals apply their skills to provide compassionate, patient and family-centered care.
Our Lactation Specialist provides direct patient care within the scope of his/her practice. Patient care includes assessment, planning and implementing a plan of care, and evaluating patient’s progress toward expected outcomes. The RN takes primary responsibility for supporting the lactation needs of the patient. Works collaboratively with the other members of the patients care team to ensure optimal patient care. Demonstrates ability to perform competencies as outlined in MBU Competency Assessment tools. Demonstrates age-specific care as established for area and job title.
This is an 8 hour, part-time, varied shift position (0.5 FTE – 40 hours per pay period).

Job Requirements

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:
  • Must be able to speak, read and follow instructions in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate positive behaviors.
  • Completion of Lactation Consultant Course.
Required Certification/Registration:
  • Current BLS for Health Care Provider.
  • Completion of a Lactation Consultant Program.
Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:
  • B.S. in related field preferred.
  • Prefer IBCLC certification
  • Experience in labor & delivery, mother/baby couplet care and/or NICU. 
  • Experience as a Lactation Specialist
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English)
Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.