Lactation Consultant - IBCLC (Volunteer)

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Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support

GENERAL

Responsible for the overall coordination, planning and management of patient and family education related to breastfeeding for the Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support.

QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

  • Preferred that the candidate have BS/BA degree or equivalent one-year. Candidate should be an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), at least 2 years experience preferred.
  • Professional knowledge of the breastfeeding process, antepartum, intrapartum and post-partum health care and psychosocial issues. Knowledge of premature infants and from newborns to
  • Knowledge of the breastfeeding care and educational principles, practices, procedures and techniques required to assess learning needs, develop an educational plan, and teach/counsel, patients and family members and evaluate the effectiveness of the
  • Highly specialized skills and abilities regarding: assessment, intervention based on patient history and assessment, initiation and modification of complex situations and related therapies and
  • Ability to provide information with consideration of mental, emotional, cultural, social and physical
  • Educational strategies to provide individual, family and group counseling, guidance and health promotion instructions to assist patients and family members to participate in their health care plan and maintain good health habits and prevention
  • Knowledge of a wide range of acute and chronic conditions and wellness/preventative services commonly found in a primary care setting serving antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum patients and newborns to toddlers. Provide expertise to families and mothers who are adopting infants and desire to
  • Professional knowledge of health care principles, practices and procedures to assess health care needs of a wide variety of antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum patients and newborns to toddlers, requiring comprehensive care; ability to develop care plans incorporating several
  • Ability to utilize the principles of telephone and walk-in patient screening, advice, communications and
  • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to react swiftly and appropriately in emergency
  • Knowledge of pharmaceuticals and the effects on lactation for antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum patients and newborns to Able to identify the appropriate route and dosing, desired effects, complications of use, and recognition of adverse reactions.
  • Knowledge of managed care principles to include case, disease and demand management, access standards, and benefit
  • Knowledge of the internet to facilitate literature searches, reviews and professional networking.

SCOPE OF SERVICE

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

  • Develops and implements standards of care and guidelines for assisting breastfeeding mothers in all areas of the organization where they might be served
  • Supports programs already in place (i.e. New Mothers Support Group, breastfeeding classes, ).
  • Organizes information and posters for activities to promote

Plans, oversees and coordinates patient and family breastfeeding education activities in coordination with the Lead Lactation Consultant and the Executive Director.

  • Provides and coordinates education to all patients who require breastfeeding information in accordance with current research literature and national standards of
  • Establishes reviews and updates educational content on a variety of medications and maternal and infant conditions to include cleft palate, cleft lip, micro-premies,
  • Implements and maintains a reference library of breastfeeding materials appropriate for both health-care providers and mothers interested in learning more about
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating files, in appropriate locations, of journal articles and obtaining references works that include the latest information on lactation in a variety of contexts and
  • Develops or obtains suitable educational materials to facilitate patient understanding of content.
  • Provides antepartum, intrapartum and post-partum classes on breastfeeding, breast care and related topics to outpatients in a group or 1 to
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in the physiology and clinical management of
  • Assesses patient and family emotional, cognitive, social and motivational status relative to learning and determines their educational needs and
  • Adjusts teaching plan to meet patient and family
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of patient and family
  • Documents patient/family education and progress of the mother and baby in accordance with Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support standards.
  • Maintains professional growth in the area of educational techniques and acute/chronic/ wellness topics to maintain quality of patient education
  • Accepts consults for the education of patients and family members in outpatient

COMPLEXITY

  • Independently assesses patient's breastfeeding condition and uses judgment to determine health care needs and appropriate action to be
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to deviation form
  • Counsels and provides guidance on proper health
  • Makes decisions and develops health care plans based on interpretation of the data, physical examinations and laboratory

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work requires extensive periods of talking, walking, standing, bending, pushing and some lifting of
  • Work is performed in outpatient setting at one of 2 locations throughout metro Atlanta and surrounding areas or in patient homes.
  • Protective measures are followed and protective clothing is work as directed by the established

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About Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support

Location:

235 E Ponce De Leon, Suite 206, Decatur, GA 30030, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support is to empower families through evidence-based nutrition and lactation education, counseling and support to reduce the risk and prevalence of lifestyle related chronic diseases in Georgia families.

Description

Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support, Inc. is dedicated to the nutritional health of women and children. We specialize in maternal nutrition with a focus on pre-natal, post-natal and lactation support as well as all aspects of pediatric nutrition. We offer an array of services to women and children including nutritional counseling, breastfeeding education, office based and in-home lactation consultations, group breastfeeding classes, group nutrition classes, cooking classes and gardening classes.

At Pea Pod we believe that supporting and educating mothers how to optimally nourish themselves and their children is the cornerstone to a healthy community. Our commitment to this belief is the foundation of the non-profit arm of our organization, the Pea Pod Assistance Program (PPAP), which provides low-cost and/or free nutrition and lactation education and support to low-income women and children.

Offices in Atlanta and Decatur

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

235 E Ponce De Leon AveSuite 206Decatur, GA 30030

(33.77533,-84.29333)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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