RN Lactation Consultant

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Marian Regional Medical Center, a 191-bed facility located in Santa Maria, California, is recognized as one of the Top 250 Hospitals in the Nation by Healthgrades and was awarded Best Maternity Care by Newsweek. It ranks among 10% in the nation for safety core measures in cardiac services and has the only comprehensive cancer treatment and resource program from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Marians beautiful mission-style facility houses the latest technology to support excellent physicians and caregivers who deliver compassionate care each and every day. Marian Regional Medical Center is a part of Dignity Healths Southwest Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation, boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety, and service. Marians offers Santa Maria Valley residents access to the most advanced technologies, an expanded and enhanced Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, neonatal intensive care unit, and an array of womens services. Learn more at [


In keeping with the Dignity Healths health care philosophy, the certified RN, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an expert in the management of the breast-feeding mother-baby dyad acting as coach, consultant, teacher, and lactation expert. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Birthing Center, Newborn and Intensive Care nurseries, Pediatrics, OB, and nursing care teams to develop feeding plans for a range of infants from the normal newborn to the complex neonate and with the interdisciplinary team and outpatient IBCLC to provide continuity of care upon discharge of patients. The position provides lactation support and services to breast-feeding mothers / infants by physician or nurse referral. Participate in interdisciplinary performance improvement and clinical research to promote evidence based lactation services and to improve clinical outcomes. Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice, guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols within area of lactation and breastfeeding to meet goals and objectives of Marian Regional Medical Center.



* Minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in Mother and Baby Care clinical experience

* One (1) year as a Lactation Consultation in an acute care setting

* Specific training and certification in the area of lactation and breastfeeding

* Current IBCLC certification (CT IBCLC)

* Current California Registered Nurse (RG RN)

* Current AHA CPR certification (CT CPRBLS)

* Lactation Education certification (CT LACTCON)

* Current AHA NRP certification (CT NRP)


* Experienced, two (2) or more years of Lactation Consultant experience in an acute care setting and outpatient clinical experience



* Effective communication skills, high ethical and professional standards, excellent analytical skills.

* Ability to act as role model professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
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  • Negotiable
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  • Permanent
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