University of California - San Diego #98062 (RN) Registered Nurse - Lactation Consultant in San Diego, California

#98062 (RN) Registered Nurse - Lactation Consultant

Filing Deadline: Wed 2/27/2019

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/19/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/27/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Lactation Consultants serve as a consultant for the Women & Infants Service regarding breastfeeding including policy, equipment management, patient consults, education, quality improvement, and support staff breast pumping facilities and outside agencies/organizations as defined in organizational agreements.

Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

  • RN License issued by the State of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • NRP certification.

  • IBCLC Certification or educator/counselor considered with the condition of taking/passing the IBCLC within 6 months of hire.

  • Minimum two (2) years of recent Lactation RN experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSN.

  • Two (2) years of Postpartum RN experience.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

  • Leadership experience.

  • Experience with data collection and presentation.

  • Experience with quality improvement projects.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.

  • Selected candidate may be hired at the CNIII level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Payroll Title:

CLIN NURSE 2

Department:

WOMEN & INFANTS SERVICES

Salary Range

Commensurate with Experience

Worksite:

Various

Appointment Type:

Career

Appointment Percent:

90%

Union:

NX Contract

Total Openings:

1

Work Schedule:

Days, Variable, Mon-Sun

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.