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Lactation Perinatal Education Coordinator

Facility: St Catherine of Siena Med Ctr Location: Smithtown, NY Department: Nursery Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift Hours: 7:00am-3:00pm ReqNum: 6027727

Are you exceedingly driven, dedicated, and passionate about caring for your patients? Do you consistently create and nurture meaningful relationships with your team, your patients, and their loved ones. Can you strike the perfect balance of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence?

Then you have what it takes to be a Lactation & Perinatal Education Coordinator at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. You are at the heart of health.

Our Lactation & Perinatal Education Coordinator will:

  • Partner with an interdisciplinary team including, but not limited to, the Director of Maternal-Child Nursing, attending physicians, Registered Nurses (RNs), and ancillary staff to facilitate and manage a variety of lactation/maternity patient education of existing programs and development of future programs.
  • Collaborates with staff RNs to achieve maximum breastfeeding outcomes.
  • Identifies expected breastfeeding outcomes which are measurable, realistic and attainable in relation to resources available.
  • Teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes to expectant patients and participate in community outreach classes.
  • Provides evidence-based education to maternity staff to reinforce and update knowledge and skills regarding the lactation process.
  • Adheres to Baby-Friendly, USA, NYSDOH and IBCLC breastfeeding "best practices" and assures that they are implemented by all staff.
  • Facilitates breastfeeding support group for breastfeeding women in the community.
  • Participates in meetings of the Association of Lactation Providers of Suffolk and Nassau counties.
  • Performs performance improvement activities related to breastfeeding indicators including analysis of data and implementing/evaluating process improvement programs
  • Act as a support person for the nursing staff, patients, and families of the L&D, NICU and Maternity Units.
  • Advocate for and build meaningful relationships with patients and their loved ones through safety intervention, emotional support, and education.
  • Reviews, revises, and develops maternal-child department policies and procedures relating to the breastfeeding program.

What you'll bring:

  • Passion for Perinatal Nursing & Education
  • 3-5 Years of RN experience working in Maternity/Mother-Baby
  • Experience in Lactation Consulting/Perinatal Education preferred
  • Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree required
    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in Education or Nursing related field required
  • Licensure: New York Registered Nurse (RN) License & Registration
  • Certification: Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), Basic Life Support (BLS) & International Board Certified Lactation Certification (IBCLC) required
    • IBCLC may be obtained within 6 months of hire

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is a proud member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and has served the residents of the Smithtown area for more than 50 years. St. Catherine's is located on the north shore of Long Island in Smithtown. The campus is comprised of a 296-bed not-for-profit community hospital; a 240-bed nursing and rehabilitation care center; and a 60,000 square foot medical office building. Our nurses, physicians and support staff are devoted to providing advanced health care in an environment of compassion to our patients, their families and our community. We are a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital and the goal of St. Catherine of Siena's family-centered care services is to obtain the best possible health outcomes for our patients and their families. As a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, our Mission is to create an environment of healing and compassion, to offer care to those in need and to provide a spirit of mutual respect while upholding our religious mission.

At Catholic Health Services of Long Island your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.

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