Fairview Health Services Lactation Consultant RN - Woodwinds Hospital in Maplewood, Minnesota


Assesses and meets specific needs of breastfeeding women, both inpatient and outpatient and works with maternity care team and clinical staff as a resource.


• Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations and policies, procedures and standards

• Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements to achieve clinical, satisfaction and/or efficiency outcomes

• Provides one on one consultation, develops and implements education for patients /families in the HealthEast Outpatient Lactation Clinic

• Provides follow up for patients who have discussed lactation concerns with staff nurses and need additional consultation with a lactation consultant

• Acts as a visible lactation resource to promote lactation services, breastfeeding education and breast pump sales


  • Associate's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing required

  • International BC Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certified from the International Board of Lactation Consultants required

  • Valid MN RN license from the MN Board of Nursing

  • 2 to 3 years experience working with breastfeeding mothers

  • Prefer 2 to 3 years experience planning and implementing patient and staff education

  • Ability to plan and implement breastfeeding education for patients and staff

  • Assessment, Planning, Evaluation: Collects and analyses pertinent data and/or clinical findings

  • Incorporates clinical findings and scientific evidence in the development, coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes

  • Evaluates progress towards goals and outcomes identifying opportunities for improvement and change

  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (use a mouse, navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)

  • Counseling: Ability to provide counseling on an individual and group basis to achieve individual service plan goals

  • Ability to resolve issues

  • Ability to use interpersonal skills and methods to reduce or eliminate conflict

  • Evidence Based Practice: Evaluates and/or assists in the evaluation of practice in relation to existing evidence identifying opportunities for the generation and use of research

  • Interpersonal Communication: Skilled in developing effective rapport with customers, co-workers, or families, actively listening to develop a positive connection

  • Multi-Cultural Communication: Ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures

  • Cultural competence comprises four components: (a) Awareness of one's own cultural worldview, (b)

  • Attitude towards cultural differences, (c) Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and (d) cross-cultural skills

  • Nursing Process: Utilizes the nursing process to provide holistic, compassionate, safe, high quality, population based care

  • Patient Safety: Demonstrates practices that support safety with recognition of variations in populations served, preventing harm to patients, families, employees, and themselves

  • Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.

We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care

Job ID 2018-10481

Category Education/Research

Contract Status ND

FTE 0.00

Authorized Hours 0

Shift Day/Evening Rotation

HealthEast is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HealthEast will not discriminate in public accommodation, or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or genetic information.