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Lactation Education Specialist

at Orange Regional Medical Center

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 18654

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-NY-Middletown
    Posted Date4 months ago(6/14/2019 12:19 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Shift Type
    1 - Day
    If Other - Shift Slot
    Days (7a-3p) including rotating weekends and holidays
    Normal Working Schedule
    Days (7a-3p) including rotating weekends and holidays
    Greater Hudson Valley Health System
  • Overview

    Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Formed by the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center, Orange Regional moved the two campuses into a new, single-site, state-of-the-art facility on August 5, 2011. At that time, it was the first new hospital built in New York State in over 20 years. Orange Regional features seven floors of state-of-the-art technology and provides 383 beds and employs over 2,400 healthcare professionals. Most recently, Orange Regional opened a new cancer center and a new five-story Outpatient Services building on the main campus, featuring Orange Regional Medical Group with primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, outpatient surgical and diagnostic services and more. Orange Regional is a designated Magnet hospital recognizing excellence in Nursing. Only 6 percent of hospitals nation-wide are designated by the Magnet Recognition Program. Also, Orange Regional’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system has achieved Stage 7; the highest level on HIMSS Analytics’ EMR adoption model which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. Only 4.2 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals received the Stage 7 Award. Orange Regional has also been named among the 100 best Hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention by Healthgrades.


    Under the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Nurse Administrator/Director the Lactation Education Specialist will coordinate, oversee, and participate in the expert management of the breast-feeding mother-baby dyad. As the lactation expert she/he will coach, consult, educate, working in collaboration with the OBS Rowley Birthing Center, Newborn and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, and the nursing care teams to develop feeding plans for a range of infants from the normal newborn to the complex neonate. S/he makes clinical assessments, and uses current lactation theories and research to develop evidence based feeding plans that address individual feeding issues while respecting the physician and family’s breastfeeding goals.
    Nursing concept, provide direction, but foster autonomy and critical thinking excellence in the Nursing staff, intervening as necessary to enhance patient outcomes. S/he will collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and outpatient lactation services to provide continuity of care post discharge.


    Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or enrolled in an accredited program. Masters Degree preferred. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, currently licensed in the state of New York.

    Minimum Experience: Minimum of five years recent and relevant maternal child health experience. Demonstrated ability to lead, organize, and develop lactation programs.

    Required Certification/Registration:
    • Current NYS Registered Nurse license
    • Certified Lactation Counselor Certification ( 5 year minimum)
    • Certification by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examinees is preferred (required within 2 years of hire)
    • BLS certification
    • NRP certification

    Physical Requirements: Close eye work. Manual dexterity and mobility. Moderate work (lifting, moving, loading 15-30 mostly sedentary work. Occasional standing/walking. Ability to perform full range of motion, i.e., grabbing, lifting, pushing,
    pulling, light keyboarding, and reaching.

    Working Conditions: Contact with patients/visitors under a variety of circumstances. Handles emergent/crisis situations.
    Critical thinking skills (i.e., coordination, integration, dissemination of information to the health care team).
    Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Subject to multiple interruptions.

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