Minimum Qualifications: Current IBCLC certification and current NYS RN license/registration are required. Minimum of Associates Degree RN required with BSN preferred. Minimum of 3 years prior IBCLC experience including outpatient experience preferred. Strong clinical, organizational, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills required. Proficiency in EPIC preferred.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: The Women's Health Network/ OB/GYN Department Lactation Consultant will be responsible for providing direct patient care as a specialty certified nurse to breastfeeding patients, families and the community through assessment, planning, and evaluation interventions primarily in the outpatient settings. Working as a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team as a consultant, educator, and mentor to nurses, providers, and patients while demonstrating professionalism within the institution, the incumbent will collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to ensure the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and will participate as a member of the overall program development team.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.