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Are you an experienced nurse interested in supporting women in an out-of-hospital setting? We are currently seeking a birth center labor & delivery nurse
To apply for the L&D RN position, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please email Emily Slaughterbeck at email@example.com.
Director of Lactation Services
Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, one of the largest freestanding birth centers in the US, is hiring a Director of Lactation Services. The right applicant will be excited to both provide direct lactation patient care and think “big picture” about lactation outreach, education, and research.
Located in the rapidly growing Research Triangle region of North Carolina, WBWC was founded in 1996. We are dedicated to providing women of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with comprehensive primary, maternity and lactation healthcare throughout the life cycle. Breastfeeding education is integrated into patient care from the first prenatal visit and WBWC operates a full-service outpatient lactation clinic. The lactation services are enhanced by the WBWC Boutique which rents hospital-grade pumps and provides nursing bra and pump flange fittings, a range of breastfeeding equipment, and more. The Director of Lactation Services position is an opportunity to work in a setting where breastfeeding and birth are normalized and supported, and where you are part of a team caring for dyads holistically.
As Director of Lactation Services, you have a high degree of independence and the opportunity to directly effect change where and when you see a need. This position is shaped by your initiative and passions – specific past examples include: grant-funded outreach to underserved communities, hosting a World Breastfeeding Week celebration, initiating a Silverettes rental program through the Boutique, presenting innovative practices in a variety of conference settings, and developing and leading a QI project on disparities in breastfeeding outcomes.
In a typical week, you will always:
• Provide direct patient care via outpatient lactation visits (~15 visits/week), complete all charting/documentation, and respond to phone calls/messages related to lactation. Seeing patients will be the largest part of your time – these are 1.5 hour visits, with a wide range of issues and ages, from newborns to toddlers
• Teach a breastfeeding basics or working/pumping class, or facilitate a breastfeeding peer support group
• Be the point person for everything breastfeeding-related at WBWC – things like handling last-minute scheduling needs, and responding to e-mails from community partners/potential volunteers
In a typical month, you will also likely:
• Manage the other (per diem) lactation consultants working at the center, including overseeing LC staff meetings and clinic schedule, and handling questions about/updates to the EHR templates
• Oversee maintenance of Baby-Friendly designation, including updating protocols, regular internal audits, and staff training
• Coordinate proctoring of students through Pathway 2 and 3 programs
• Facilitate a group prenatal care visit (our version of CenteringPregnancy)
• Continue to be the point person for breastfeeding-related needs and questions. These can range from meeting with billing services to providing feedback on new products for the Boutique to giving a lecture to a graduate class at UNC
Minimum qualifications for this position:
• Valid credentials as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) (RN is NOT required)
• Minimum of 1 year of experience as a full-time lactation consultant or the part-time equivalent. Outpatient experience preferred but not required
• Previous experience in program development or leadership roles
• Computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word, and confidence learning new electronic health record systems
• Willingness to work some evenings and weekend days
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will begin in mid-March; applications will still be considered while interviews are in progress.