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O/P RN Lactation Consultant- Family Resource Center, FT/Days

Company: Mercy
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals - careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."


Provides lactation support, education, and assistance to mothers and families. Initiates and maintains regular contact with mothers throughout the baby's hospital stay to help support their breastfeeding experience. Provides post-discharge outpatient care and services through coordination with Family Resource Center and Outpatient Lactation Services. Serves as a clinical and education resources related to lactation or hospital co-workers. Works closely with staff to facilitate provisions of lactation support services and education throughout Mercy. Represents Mercy at community activities, outreach, and educational programs. Must have flexibility in scheduling to assure required contact with patients. Awareness of direct patient care activities for neonatal age groups to include assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Coordinates patient care activities with nursing and ancillary departments to optimize patient care and comfort. Functions within the scope of nursing preparation and consistent with the established guidelines of nursing practice, the goals of Mercy, the philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy, the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, the Code of Professional and Business Ethics and the Employee Code of Conduct. Performs related duties as assigned. Performs duties and responsibilities in the manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.


  • Education: Graduate of an approved nursing education program.
  • Licensure: Current RN licensure with Missouri State Board of Nursing or current RN Missouri temporary work permit.
  • Experience: None.
  • Certifications:Certification as a Certified Lactation Consulltant (CLC) Required. Must have a current American Heart Association healthcare Provider Care or complete a course within their probation period.
  • Other: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: demonstrated clinical expertise in their area of responsibility. Demonstrated skill in interpersonal relations and communications. Must have the ability to multitask and be flexible in routines. Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Requirements: stand and walk most of the time on duty. Meet unit specific physical demands. May be required to work differing schedules, shifts, days of the week, or work frequency according to client requirements-will work rotating weekends and some evening shifts in Family Resource Center.
  • Equipment Used: Unit specific.
  • Preferred Education: BSN
  • Preferred Experience: Prefer experience in mother/baby care
    We Offer Great Benefits:

    Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 32 hours or more per pay period!

    We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

    At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

    What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

    Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Keywords: Mercy, Springfield , O/P RN Lactation Consultant- Family Resource Center, FT/Days, Professions , Springfield, Missouri

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