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Providence Health & Services Lactation Consultant in Tarzana, California


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Providence is calling a Lactation Consultant (Per diem/Variable Shift) to Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all relevant experience.

We are seeking a Lactation Consultant who will be responsible for the delivery of patient care through the breastfeeding assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This is a multi-facility position that links breast-feeding support services for Women and Children Programs. The position serves as a lead consultant that will provide breast-feeding education and assistance to in-patients and outpatients. The consultant will also provide education to nursing staff. This will ensure that consistent support is available to all patients.

In this position you will:


  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect.

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service.

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate.


  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education.

  • Attend and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements.

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate mastery of verbal and written communications.

  • Provide care that considers physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of patients.

  • Evaluate and respond appropriately to ensure patient safety based on the physical environment, equipment and the patient’s behavior.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to provide care in emergency situations and follows established emergency procedures and practices.

  • Demonstrate competence in the clinical knowledge, skills required, and technology utilized in the department.

  • Answer call lights in a timely manner and responds appropriately.

  • Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary.

  • Responsible for directing and coordinating staff education and competencies for breastfeeding care of practice.

  • Assist with revising and implementing breastfeeding hospital policies.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desire patient outcome.

  • Utilize knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care.

  • Act as a Project Assistant for all programs that promote and support Breastfeeding for the facility.

  • Collects manage and correlate data for projects that relate to perinatal patients and breastfeeding.

  • Professional knowledge of the breastfeeding process, Antepartum, intrapartum and post partum health care and psychosocial issues. Knowledge of premature infants and from newborns to toddlers.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceuticals and the effects on lactation for Antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum patients and newborns to toddlers.

  • Plan, teache and evaluate classes for expectant and new breastfeeding mothers.

  • Consult with mothers having breastfeeding problems daily.

  • Make decisions and develops health care plans based on interpretation of the data, physical examinations and laboratory results.

  • Recognize and respond appropriately to deviation from normal.

  • Participate appropriately in communication and decision-making activities in regards to lactation in Women’s and Children’s department.

  • Attend and actively participate in breastfeeding and staff meetings.

  • Select appropriate breastfeeding related supplies for use, sale and rental.

  • Over-see breast pump rentals to mothers (if applicable).

  • Plan, teach and conduct in-service education for nursing staff and physicians.

  • Plan, organize and deliver lactation management services to all breastfeeding patients, both in-patient and out-patient.

  • Possess proficient oral and written communication skills.

  • Evaluate equipment related to breastfeeding and maintains the breastfeeding room, supports hospital employees who are breastfeeding.

  • Develop and implement standards of care and guidelines for assisting breastfeeding mothers in all areas of the organization where they might be served (ER, L&D, Pediatric, NICU etc.).

  • Contribute to the provision of quality lactation care through Performance Improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and observing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Infant, Pediatric, and Adult.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire

  • Current BLS-HCP – Basic Life Support - for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) - CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date

  • The Lactation Consultant is required to keep up-to-date on continuing education credits required by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) to maintain IBCLC status

  • 2 years experience as an In-patient Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

  • 2 years experience in an inpatient Postpartum, newborn or couplet care setting [willing to be trained to function in a Neonatal Intensive care unit (NICU) setting]

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Education

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 322455