The Lactation Consultant RN- Bend provides quality patient and family centered care as a member of the health care team in accordance with SCHS mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures. Applies standards for professional nursing practice and focuses clinical care to enhance the experience for patients, families, and all others. As a nurse, this position will oversee the work of other caregivers, providing specific care to assigned patient(s) throughout the shift, as required under the scope of the RN licensure.
(May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)
Maintains and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of nursing principles, practices, standards, and techniques and applies this knowledge in accordance with SCHS policies and work instructionsand within laws and regulations governing nursing practice in the State of Oregon.
Assesses the patient’s condition and needs using critical thinking and clinical judgment: sets outcomes; implements appropriate nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines to meet the patient’s/family’s physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual needs; and evaluates patient’s progress.
Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in accordance with SCHS policies and procedures for medication administration.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies.
Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System’s departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.
Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development of self and others.
Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.
Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice), when appropriate.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience. Responsible to manage the patient’s experience by clarifying, integrating, and coordinating the roles of the interdisciplinary team.
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way. It includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose, asking the patient their preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and the skillful use of communication skills (touch, eye contact, etc.).
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate
Performs stand by call as assigned. Varies by department.
As required by licensure/certification
Current Oregon RN license required
Lactation Consultant certification required.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Acute Care preferred.
Previous applicable department experience preferred
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS Office.