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Independence, OH Full Time Posted by: Cleveland Clinic Posted: Wednesday, 15 September 2021


  • Performs initial and on-going assessments of the mother/baby dyad's lactation goals and issues.
  • Develops evidence-based feeding plans that address the mother and infant's feeding issues.
  • Designs and implements patient education, staff development, consultation, counseling, research, and community involvement, in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Supports community outreach, education programs and activities.
  • Maintains knowledge of current lactation theories and research.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • RN from an accredited registered nursing program.
  • BSN preferred.


  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider.
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Will consider candidates with Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification or equivalent upon hire, with successful completion of IBCLC certification within 18 months of hire.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to provide Inter-disciplinary collaboration and form plan of care.

Work Experience:

  • One year of hospital or community-based nursing experience working with breastfeeding mothers and infants preferred.
  • Will consider candidates with two years of nursing experience in a non-related field or two years of verified lay-experience (paid or voluntary) working with breastfeeding mothers and infants in a hospital-sponsored or community setting under the supervision of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or minimum two years of experience as certified health and wellness educator/instructor.

Physical Requirements:

  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
  • Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.
  • Note: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Keywords: LC, CLC, IBCLC, breastfeeding, support, childbirth, postpartum, baby, mother, nursing, RN, infant, newborn, maternal, maternity, baby-friendly, lactation

Schedule: Part Time

Independence, OH, United States of America
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9/15/2021 4:18:49 PM

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