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Beaumont Health System Lactation Consultant in Royal Oak, Michigan

div bspanGENERAL SUMMARY:/span/bspanFunctions as a member of the health care team by providing patient and family education, acting as a consultant and resource for the medical and nursing staff, and by serving as a community resource for breast feeding related care throughout the organization, not just in Maternal Child Health.span /spanThe Lactation Consultant uses specific age and culture-related physical, intellectual, psychosocial, and developmental attributes in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care for breast feeding patients./spanspan /spanbspanUnit Description/span/bspan: /spanspan6 South is a 50-bed Mother/Baby care unit. Care is provided to post-partum mothers and their newborn infants. They also provide education to new families to facilitate their transition to a family unit./spanspan/spanspan /spanspan/spanbspanESSENTIAL DUTIES:/span/bspanspan /span/spanspan1. /spanspan /spanspanNursing Process:span /spanDevelops and implements care plans for patients based on scientific research rationale.span /spanAssesses, counsels, and supports patients regarding breastfeeding problems.span /span/spanspan2. /spanspan /spanspanEducation and Research:span /spanDevelops, implements, and evaluates educational plans and teaching strategies related to breast feeding for patients/families, nursing staff, residents and physician staff.span /spanParticipates in research related to breastfeeding care./spanspan3. /spanspan /spanspanCollaboration:span /spanActs as a liaison between patient/family, multidisciplinary team members, and community resources.span /spanAssists nursing staff in developing a plan of care to meet individual patient needs.span /spanDevelops a discharge plan of care and makes appropriate referrals.u/u/spanspan4. /spanspan /spanspanCompliance:span /spanReviews policies and procedures, standards of care, and patient education materials related to care of the breastfeeding patient. u/u/spanspan5. /spanspan /spanspanCommunication:span /spanCommunicates the goals and plan of care to patients and health care team members.span /spanDocuments in EPIC all care provided to the patient.span /spanCommunicates patient outcomes and changes to multidisciplinary team members.u/u/spanspan6. /spanspan /spanspanAssists with maintenance of breastfeeding equipment and supplies.u/u/spanspan7. /spanspan /spanspanParticipates in data collection related to quality metrics that reflect breastfeeding initiatives and perinatal core measures.span /spanInitiates and implements quality improvement activities to ensure quality and effectiveness of the program.span /spanu/u/spanspan8. /spanspan /spanspanDemonstration of competence in lactation consultant practice: complete, accurate and timely documentation of care, communication and collaboration with other health care professionals.u/u/spanspan9. /spanspan /spanspanFormulates, implements, evaluate, and document patient and family education.u/u/spanspan10. /spanspan

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