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Lactation Consultant (RN)

Asheville, NC, United States
Regular Full-Time  8:30- 5pm 
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support • Job ID: 48856

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Registered Nurse - Lactaction Consultant - Full-Time, Days


Lactation Consultant (RN) - Mother-Baby Unit


Role Summary: The Lactation Consultant enhances the breastfeeding experience of the mother/baby dyad through education of the patient and staff, giving direct patient assistance, and assessing and managing breastfeeding problems. The Lactation Consultant also determines the need for breastfeeding devices and aids, distributing them and educating in their use.


Required Education: Effective 3/1/18 Bachelor of Science in Nursing OR enroll in a BSN or advanced degree program within 6 months AND obtain a BSN within 4 years of hire date into RN position. Previous signed BSN commitment letter OR grandfathering will be accepted between departments and Mission Health entities. Exemptions may be approved with CNO System Council approval.


Preferred Education: Master's in Nursing


Required License/Certification: Must have and maintain current licensure as registered nurse with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. eNLC (Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact) license may apply, licensee should confirm with NCBON.Certificate: BLS Healthcare Provider


Preferred License/Certification: National Nursing Certification in area of specialty


Required Experience: 2 years in Maternal/Child nursing role including breastfeeding support


Preferred Experience: 3-5 years in Maternal/Child nursing role including breastfeeding support


Mission Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

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