• Lactation Assistant

    Requisition ID
    2018-12686
    Shift
    Day
    Category
    Support Services
    Shift Hours AM/PM
    8:00AM-4:30PM
    Department
    SJ WIC
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

     

    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

     

     

     Job Overview

     

    Work under supervision of supervisor to provide support and education about breastfeeding to pregnant and breastfeeding WIC participants. Works collaboratively with nutrition staff to encourage and promote breastfeeding. Maintains all documentation and records as required.

    Responsibilities

    Provides breastfeeding education to all pregnant WIC participants. Provides support and encouragement to breastfeeding mothers at new-baby visits. Facilitates group breastfeeding classes for pregnant women. Provides regular telephone follow-up to new mothers. Provides encouragement, answers questions, etc. Refers all pregnant or nursing WIC participants with more complicated issues to lactation supervisor. Doesn't exceed limits of expertise in counseling. Documents all contacts with participants. Maintains necessary statistics and submit data for monthly reports. Visits new mothers who are WIC participants on maternity unit. Provides encouragement and information. Organizes support groups for breastfeeding mothers. Participated in the planning of special events such as WBW, for WIC participants. Participate in mandatory trainings. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects

    Qualifications

    Work requires a High School diploma or equivalent and less than one year of previous work related experience. Breastfeeding mother, current or past. WIC participant, current or past. Must attend mandatory peer counselor training which will be provided and have a passing grade.

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