Summary:Provides direct lactation care and instruction to breastfeeding mothers and infants. Detailed responsibilities:• Performs initial and on-going assessments of the patient's lactation goals and issues.• Develops evidence-based feeding plans that address the mother and infant's feeding issues.• Designs and implements community outreach/education programs and activities.• Maintains knowledge of current lactation theories and research. Competencies and skills:Essential:• STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct. • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.• ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.• RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.• PATIENT SAFETY - NURSING: Complies with and ensures patient safety practices in the clinical setting. • DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF CARE: Develops and implements a nursing care plan based on the patient's individual needs, an interdisciplinary approach, and evidence-based practices. • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems. • ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency. • PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"• KNOWLEDGE OF DISEASE PROCESS: Applies knowledge of practices and interventions for specific populations with specific conditions. Education:Essential:• Accredited Program Education specialization:Essential:• Nursing Credentials:Essential:• Registered Nurse License• Other Education equivalent experience:Essential:• Graduate of an accredited Nursing program. Other information:Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Required Work Experience: One (1) year of nursing experience.Certified Lactation Consultant is required and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant must be obtained within two (2) years of hire.•For added clarification, see Mandatory Education Requirements Grid. Working conditions:Essential:• Bending and Stooping 80.00%• Climbing 40.00%• Keyboard Entry 80.00%• Kneeling 40.00%• Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater 60.00%• Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%• Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient 40.00%• Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%• Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%• Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%• Reaching 80.00%• Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 80.00%• Running 60.00%• Sitting 80.00%• Squatting 60.00%• Standing 80.00%• Walking 80.00%• Audible Speech 80.00%• Hearing Acuity 80.00%• Depth Perception 80.00%• Distinguish Color 80.00%• Seeing - Far 80.00%• Seeing - Near 80.00%• Bio hazardous Waste 60.00%• Biological Hazards - Respiratory 60.00%• Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 60.00%• Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 60.00%• Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 60.00%• Cytotoxic Chemicals 40.00%• Dust 60.00%• Gas/Vapors/Fumes 60.00%• Hazardous Chemicals 60.00%• Hazardous Medication 40.00%• Computer Monitor 80.00%• Domestic Animals 60.00%• Fire Risk 40.00%• Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00%• Potential Electric Shock 40.00%• Potential for Physical Assault 40.00%• Wet or Slippery Surfaces 60.00%
Organizational Profile: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is a 226 bed free-standing children’s hospital in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida located near Fort Lauderdale. The hospital is currently undergoing a 4-story vertical expansion to double the number of floors and to continue to meet its commitment to providing the highest quality and safest care for children in the region.
JDCH is one of 6 hospitals that are part of Memorial Healthcare System, the 3rd largest public health system in the country. Memorial delivers nearly 14,000 babies per year in 3 hospitals and has 132 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – both level 2 and 3 (the state of Florida does not yet have a separate designation for level 4 care). JDCH has robust high-risk and congenital programs including a US News and World Report ranked pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program, one of only two active programs in the state that does heart transplants. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program is also ranked by US News and World Report as number one in Florida and is one of the largest programs in the southeastern United States. JDCH also has robust Neurosciences, Hematology/Oncology and other specialized surgical programs (approximately 10,000 surgeries per year). They also have the area’s largest pediatric and neonatal transport team, which also does mobile ECMO. JDCH serves over 375,000 children per year from around the state. Approximately 100,000 children are cared for in our 3 emergency rooms across the county per year. JDCH’s services continue to grow with the opening of the new specialty center/ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach County in 2018 and a new ambulatory pavilion in Miramar, near Miami-Dade County which will open in 2021.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital offers resources for academic pursuits, spanning from clinical research to basic science investigation via affiliations with nearby universities and through its Pediatric Institute for Discovery and Innovation (PIDI). Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has an established pediatric residency program and deep relationships with other hospital providers and universities.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital combines leading-edge clinical excellence with a child- and family-friendly environment that emphasizes the Power of Play. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services – delivered with kindness, dedication and compassion.
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