Certified Lactation Counselor

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Central Maine Healthcare
May 3, 2022
Lewiston, Maine
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Certified Lactation Counselor

locations Lewiston, Maine
time type Part time
posted on Posted Yesterday
job requisition id R3704

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform as a primary resource to newborn parents to enhance bonding
  • Provide consistent breastfeeding education, counseling and support
  • Build trusting relationships with patients and their families to provide support throughout mother/infant care
  • Work in tandem with the provider team to implement feeding and care plans
  • Facilitate implementation of plan of care in manner appropriate to the situation and acceptable to the mother and the healthcare provider.
  • Demonstrates procedures, techniques, equipment and devices
  • Exercises principles of safety and standard precautions
  • Provide appropriate education to patients per provider instructions.
  • Supports nursing staff thru education and demonstration of patient breastfeeding techniques and support.
  • Accurate documentation of services and care given to patient in EMR.
  • Support general practice operations, including clinical precepting and outpatient referrals processing.
  • Practice within Baby Friendly USA Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Support general clinical operations when not engaged in mother-infant breastfeeding support and education
  • Maintain Mothers Milk Bank Northeast donor milk program.
  • Manage breast pump rentals

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse License, in the state of Maine, BSN preferred.
  • Current BLS
  • Certification in lactation required



  • One year of nursing experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to engage patients and team members utilizing the CMH Experience StandardsI am creating a warming, caring, and non-judgmental environmentI am actively listening and seeking information

    I am honest, truthful, and consistent

    I am respectful, treating all individuals with dignity and empathy

    I am serving as a role model, taking both initiative and ownership when appropriate

    I am working collaboratively and demonstrating teamwork

    I am resilient and adapt to change in positive ways

  • Serve as the champion of the patient and team member experience by providing an A+ experience to every patient and team member, every day




If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application!

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