Works in collaboration with the Nursing Department Managers and Supervisors to identify educational needs of the patient population in CSR Women's Services and CSR Children's Hospital in the specialty area regarding lactation as well as educational needs of the staff, to develop programs to meet these needs, and evaluate outcomes. Supports and promotes breastfeeding of infants, provides consultation for mothers experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding. In addition to direct patient and family education, orients new hospital staff, trains and serves as a mentor to staff regarding lactation.
Collaborates with Nurse Managers to assure competency validation of new staff and facilitates annual competency validation updates regarding lactation.
Minimum associate degree in nursing and Lactation experience and expertise
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.