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Job Requisition Number 19674


Days, 20 hours/week


The Lactation Consultant is responsible for assessment, planning, education, and discharge planning for lactation counseling. 


1. Responsible for assessment, planning, education, and discharge planning for lactation counseling.

2. Acts as resource person for staff for specialty area.

3. Counsels lactating mothers on an inpatient basis and outpatient basis for Akron Children’s Hospital Lactation Counseling Center.

4. Responsible for identifying pre-natal care, lactation counseling, and infant care education/support group needs in the community and for assisting with the Center’s program development and program implementation in these areas.

5. Other duties as required.

Other information:

Technical Expertise

  1. Experience in counseling lactating mothers is required.
  2. Experience in developing new programs is preferred.
  3. Experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams is preferred.
  4. Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
  5. Experience in healthcare is preferred.
  6. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. EPIC software is preferred.

Education and Experience

  1. Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required or must be obtained within 5 years from date of hire.
  2. Certification:
    • Registered Nurse licensure is required.
    • Current Health Care Provider BLS training from the American Heart Association is required.
    • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant is required
  3. Years of relevant experience: 3 to 5 years is required.
  4. Years of experience supervising: None

Will consider candidates with the Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification upon hire with successful completion of IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant) certification within

Part Time

FTE: 0.500000

Status: Onsite

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