Registered Nurse (RN), Lactation Consultant PRN Job at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory, NC

  • Frye Regional Medical Center
  • Hickory, NC

Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN), Lactation Consultant PRN

Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Frye Regional Medical Center includes a 355-bed acute care hospital and features a 32-bed Emergency Department, 29-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, 15-bed Surgical Suite and Inpatient/Outpatient Imaging. Our South Campus is an 81-bed adult Behavioral Health Hospital.

Where We Are:

Hickory is the hub of the Metro Center area with over 365,000 people. Here you will find small town values with big city amenities, including arts, entertainment, and education. We are located about an hour from cities like Charlotte, Boone, Asheville and Winston-Salem so you can easily experience all the beauty that North Carolina has to offer.

Why Choose Us:

· Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees

· Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees

· Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance

· Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants

· Professional Development and Growth Opportunities

· And much more…


Position Summary:


The employee’s Number one job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families.

Provides guidance to patients, families, staff, and community in delivering education, information and training that responds to individualized needs in accordance with the current policies and procedures.

Health and Wellness: Implements the education process to meet identified learning needs. Design, maintain and evaluate education programs to facilitate management of specific patient populations. Participate in community activities to promote a health and wellness focus. Provide expert content knowledge in field of patient education and programs.

Care Coordination: Participates in multi-disciplinary planning of care. Provides consultation in complex breast-feeding situations. Coordinates availability of educational resources. Serves as a link to community resources. Participates in the monitoring of patient/neonatal outcomes.

Leadership: Role model positive leadership behaviors. Provide consultation on patient care management and education resources. Support staff in the management of complex patient teaching.

Collaborate in identifying opportunities to improve education activities. Participates in the monitoring of patient/neonatal outcomes.

Patient Education: Provides input to the RN for establishing a teaching plan. Provides education to the patient / significant others, health care procedures and community at large. Documents patient understanding of education provided. Provides feedback on effectiveness of the patient education.

Completes outpatient lactation visits and follow ups.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Skills

Education: Associates Required Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in mother/baby care or breast-feeding education required.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current IBCLC certification required.

Current RN licensure in appropriate state required.

Additional Skills Required: Ability to successfully complete generic and department-specific skills validation and competency testing.


Excellent customer service skills.

EEOC Statement:

Frye Regional Medical Center is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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