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Certified Lactation Consultant

Company: Marin Community Clinics
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Certified Lactation Consultant at Marin Community Clinics (MCC) provides patients support and education related to breastfeeding. Consultant ensures patients received information and guidance on best ways to overcome breastfeeding challenges to ensure babies receive optimum nutrition.
The Board-Certified Lactation Consultant is responsible for providing safe, family-centered patient care by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating lactation plans for the breastfeeding/ chest-feeding dyad, as well as for the pumping parent, and is fully collaborative with the patient, patient's family, significant others, and members of the health care team. The Lactation Consultant demonstrates specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding/chest-feeding and human lactation. As an integral member of the Health Care Team, the Lactation Consultant functions within the Scope of Practice as defined by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and follows Standards of Practice as defined by their professional association, International Lactation Consultant Association, and adheres to policies, procedures, and guidelines of care.

  • Not a remote position
  • Per diem schedule

    Covid-19 Vaccination and Boosters Requirements: - All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including "health-care" required boosters as a condition of employment, subject to limited exemptions. New employees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted before the first day of employment. If you completed your primary series, received an original booster and it has been more than 2 months from that booster dose - it is recommended, but not required that you receive the Bivalent booster. -

    • Educates patients in the many facets of breastfeeding, techniques on proper positioning of newborn, and latching of the breast. Educates patients in positions for achieving a deep, comfortable and effective latch.
    • Educates patients on the maternal and infant health benefits of breastfeeding and lactation.
    • Educates patients on various techniques to increase milk supply, medication compatibility, nutrition, breast pumps, milk storage, alternative feeding methods, and infant formulas.
    • Communicates effectively with patients, families, providers, and coworkers, being anadvocate for the patient.
    • Provides staff with current evidence-based breastfeeding/lactation information and support.
    • Provides patients with information regarding wellness topics such as nutrition, preventative services, and exercise to promote good health habits.
    • Develops and coordinates breastfeeding education training individually and in group setting for patients and staff.

      Patient assessment and support

      • Assists lactating patients in overcoming breastfeeding challenges.
      • Provides patients with lactation assessment and management.
      • Provides support during all stages of breastfeeding/lactation.
      • Provides patients with phone and telemed consultations.
      • Assesses patient and family emotional, cognitive, social and motivational determinants in order to provide appropriate lactation support.
      • Documents patient and family education and progress in accordance with MCC standards.
      • Develop documentation record to track patient progress and concerns.
      • Communicates with providers regarding lactation finding and plan and documents appropriately.
      • Reviews patient records to understand any potential breastfeeding/lactation challenges and how best to provide support.

        Maintaining Lactation program and services

        • Stays current and knowledgeable about breastfeeding/lactation supplies, products and programs.
        • Implements and maintains a reference library of breastfeeding materials appropriate for both health care providers and mothers interested in learning more about lactation.
        • Develops and implements lactation education and screening program through CPSP case workers (Lactation educators)
        • Provides oversight and ongoing education of Lactation educators (CPSP case workers) who provide lactation education and screening
        • Evaluates equipment related to breastfeeding and maintains breastfeeding room.
        • Establishes and maintains a regular follow-up system of continuing care for mothers.
        • Coordinates patient referrals, care services between clinic providers, specialist, pharmacy and other required services.
        • Maintains statistics, collects data, analyzes data and processes results.
        • Other duties as assigned


          • Must be an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
          • Registered Nurse (RN) with prenatal or obstetrical care experience preferred.
          • Professional knowledge of the breastfeeding process.
          • Experience with premature infants, newborns and toddlers.
          • High level judgment when dealing with confidential Information in compliance with HIPPA.
          • Experience with preparation and appropriate use of infant formula.
          • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office to be able to conduct research and professional networking.
          • Experience with Electronic Health Records (EHR) preferred.
          • Knowledge of breastfeeding care and educational principles, practices, procedures and techniques required to assess learning needs.
          • Knowledge of pharmaceuticals and the effects on lactation pre and post-partum patients, newborns and toddlers.


            • Bilingual in Spanish highly desired.
            • Able to verbally communicate with patients and other staff.
            • Ability to demonstrate patience when dealing with fussy babies.
            • Ability to support patients experiencing post-partum depression.
            • Ability to organize information and activities to promote breastfeeding program.
            • Ability to multi task and work in busy clinical environment setting.
            • Able to travel to different clinics as required.

              Physical Requirements

                • Prolonged standing and walking
                • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
                • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

                  Our benefits program is designed to protect your health, family and way of life. We offer a competitive Benefits Program that includes affordable health insurance and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance, Educational and Continuing Education Benefits, Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness, Retirement Plan, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short term and Long Term Disability benefits, Professional Fee Reimbursement, Mileage and Cell Phone Reimbursement, Scrubs Reimbursement, Loupes Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, Paid Holidays, Personal Days of Celebration, Paid time off, and Extended Illness Benefits.
                  MCC is an equal opportunity employer. - We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. - - - - -

Keywords: Marin Community Clinics, San Rafael , Certified Lactation Consultant, Professions , San Rafael, California

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