Lactation Consultant, Part Time, First Shift

Job Description

Location: UCMC
Department: Lactation -Womens Health Administration
Hours: Part time
Shift: First

UC Health is hiring a Full- time Lactation Consultant for the Women's Health Administration for the first shift.

The Lactation consultant is skilled in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to assist the breastfeeding mother to attain her individual goals. The Lactation Consultant function is a member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team as a consultant, educator, and mentor to nurse, healthcare professionals and patients. Consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the Hospitals core values and mission statement.

The purpose and function of this position is to assist breastfeeding mothers with lactation skills, concerns, and issues.

About UC Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 725 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.


The Lactation Consultant is responsible for providing safe, family-centered patient care by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating lactation plans for the breastfeeding/chest-feeding dyad, as well as for the pumping parent, and is fully collaborative with the patient, patient's family, significant others, and members of the health care team. The Lactation Consultant demonstrates specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding/chest-feeding and human lactation.

Actively promotes breastfeeding and assists mothers in reaching their own goals for breastfeeding.

Provides antepartum, intrapartum and post partum classes on breastfeeding, breast care and related topics to inpatients and/or outpatients in a group or 1 to 1.

Serves as the consultant for Maternal-Infant Health Services regarding breastfeeding issues.

Serves as a liaison/resource and/or case manager.

Participates in Quality Improvement, Total Quality Management and research processes which result in the improvement of clinical interventions.

As an integral member of the Health Care Team, the Lactation Consultant functions within the Scope of Practice as defined by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and follows Standards of Practice as defined by their professional association, International Lactation Consultant Association, and adheres to policies, procedures, and guidelines of care.


Required- IBCLC Certification by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

BLS within 90 days of employment

Minimum Required: 3 - 5 years' experience providing assessment intervention and planning in the areas of nutrition, health education, lactation services to patients receiving care in an OBGYN facility/program.

High School Diploma, or GED, minimum required.

Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Hours: Part Time

Shift: First

Join our team as a Lactation Consultant and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at