Open: November 25, 2020
Deadline: December 8, 2020
This position is covered by a collective agreement.
Women's Care - Maternal Newborn
The Lactation Consultant is a specialized nursing role that supports Patient and Family Centred care of the woman and family who have chosen to breastfeed their infant. The Lactation Consultant has completed specific breastfeeding education to complete a certification that promotes consistent evidenced-based care. Collaboration with the primary nurse and woman/family/infant in developing a plan of care to facilitate breastfeeding is the primary focus of the lactation consultant.
Rate of Pay: $33.56 per hour - $48.05 per hour
Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Current International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Certificate (I.B.C.L.C)
Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course: BLS-HCP(C)
Recent completion of a Perinatal Nursing course and NRP certification or willingness to complete within a specified time frame as required by the Hospital
Minimum two years recent experience as a Lactation Consultant
Recent experience in Obstetrical Care, Maternal Newborn Care or Neonatal Intensive Care preferred
Well-developed assessment skills and nursing knowledge base
Current knowledge of adult learning principles and teaching methods for families and staff education
Thorough understanding and commitment to Patient and Family Centred Care principles and ability to use in practice
Ability to recognize own feelings, express them fully and constructively manage own feelings in challenging and emotionally charged situations
Ability to express ideas clearly, confidently and directly and work through conflicts and differences in a respectful way
Ability to understand the feelings, concerns and needs of other people, demonstrate care and interest towards them and establish and maintain productive relationships
Ability to stay effective and resilient when dealing with adverse circumstances and multiple demands
Ability to demonstrate an optimistic disposition toward new experiences and change in general
Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles of patient and family centred care
Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis
Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step)
We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory Police Information Check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.
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