UCHealth RN/Lactation Consultant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Exciting job opportunity in a place tucked away among the Rocky Mountains in Northwest Colorado. Steamboat Springs offers spectacular outdoor adventures throughout the year. The charm and charisma of this beautiful mountain valley makes for an outstanding place to raise a family, enjoy an active lifestyle and engage in a purposeful career.
UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) is a 39-bed acute care hospital providing sophisticated medical services to more than 51,000 outpatients annually. We are a non-profit, non-tax supported community hospital that is dedicated to serving the needs of residents throughout northwest Colorado.
Join Yampa Valley Medical Center and be empowered in your role through ongoing education, training and collaborative co-workers.
Facility: Yampa Valley Medical Center- Steamboat Springs, CO
Department: OB/Special Care Nursery
Work Schedule: Full-Time Rotating (36 hours/week)
NOTE: The position will hold a 0.6 FTE as a RN in OB/Special Care Nursery and a 0.3 FTE as a Lactation Consultant. Rotating position to the meet the needs of the unit.
RN JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). Additional requirements: IBCLC for lactation work.
Minimum Experience: 6 months nursing experience.
LACATION CONSULTANT JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provides direct lactation care and instruction to breastfeeding mothers and infants.
Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years
experience. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS), or Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider. International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) required within 2 years of hire.
Minimum Experience: 2 years of recent maternal/child nursing experience.
Performs initial and on-going assessments of the patient's lactation goals and issues.
Develops evidence-based feeding plans that address the mother and infant's feeding issues.
Designs and implements community outreach/education programs and activities.
Maintains knowledge of current lactation theories and research.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work on a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
This position's pay range starts at: $30.000000/hour.
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.
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