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Lactation Specialist

at Orange Regional Medical Center

Posted: 10/19/2019
Job Reference #: 19140
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: weekend

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  • Job LocationUS-NY-Middletown
    Posted Date1 month ago(9/20/2019 3:25 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Shift Type
    7 - Variable Start Time
    If Other - Shift Slot
    Days and evenings (7a-3p and 3p-11p) and 13 hour nights (7p-8a). Including weekend rotation
    Normal Working Schedule
    Days and evenings (7a-3p and 3p-11p) and 13 hour nights (7p-8a). Including weekend rotation
    Orange Regional Medical Center
  • 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/Nursing Unit Director RFBC/ Nurse Lactation 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 judgments or plans, 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: Master’s Degree required. Master’s Degree Public Health preferred.

    Minimum Experience: Minimum of five years recent and relevant maternal health care setting required. Minimum 2 years recent experience as inpatient IBCLC in a hospital setting. Demonstrated ability to lead, organize, and develop programs in support of Baby Friendly Initiative. Experience in research and data collection preferred.

    Required Certification/Registration:

    • Certification by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examinees is required.
    • BLS 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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