Lactation Consultant, Part Time

Job Description

Location: UC Health
Department: Womens Health Services
Hours: Part Time
Shift: Varies

UC Health is hiring a Part Time Lactation Consultant.

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 Hospital core values and mission statement.

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

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.


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. 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.


  • Bachelor's of Nursing required and IBCLC certification required.
  • Preferred: Master's in Nursing or other health related field of study.
  • Required- IBCLC Certification by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. BLS within 90 days of employment.
  • Minimum Required: 3 - 5 years equivalent experience.
  • Preferred: 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.

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