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RN Lactation Specialist

Company: Legacy Health System
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:


The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is Southwest Washington's most modern hospital, offering the latest technology in a setting designed for comfort and care for the whole family. We feature innovations in joint replacement, robotic surgery, pelvic health for women, cancer care, intensive care for newborns, neurosurgery, medical care for children and more.


The RN Lactation Specialist provides assessment, assistance, and support of infant nutrition, particularly breastfeeding, to infants, adult and adolescent mothers, and families. The Specialist provides education to staff and physicians, as well as to the community. The Specialist works closely with physicians and staff, and promotes collaboration and communication. The Specialist participates effectively in the daily operations of both inpatient and outpatient care.



As required by licensure. BSN or degree in progress strongly preferred. BSN may be required for specific assignments; experienced RNs without a BSN may be hired based on clinical experience with approval of the site CNO.


Demonstrated ability of expert interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians and the community.

Demonstrated ability to teach effectively.

Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Current applicable state RN licensure. Current OR/WA licensure required. IBCLC Certification through International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE). Recertification through IBCLE required every 5 years.

Keywords: Legacy Health System, Vancouver , RN Lactation Specialist, Healthcare , Vancouver, Washington

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