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UnityPoint Health Lactation Consultant-Mother/Baby in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's

Sioux City

Full Time

8A-5P Tuesday-Friday and every other Saturday

Responsible for the overall coordination, planning and management of patient, family, and staff education related to breastfeeding for St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center.


  • Uses critical thinking skills to determine who has breastfeeding concerns and/or is at risk of developing breastfeeding problems.

  • Completes a thorough breastfeeding assessment of above identified clients to determine the nature and specifics of the breastfeeding problem.

  • Develops in collaboration with the patient and health care team a plan of care that addresses the identified breastfeeding problems and includes the mother’s breastfeeding goals.

  • Commitment to customer service and the standards of practice for an international board certified lactation consultant.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional, educational, and lifestyle backgrounds.

  • Provides classes on breastfeeding, breast care and related topics to expectant mothers.

  • Implements and maintains a reference library of breastfeeding materials appropriate for both healthcare providers and patients.

  • Work with patients, families, and staff to promote an atmosphere of success with breastfeeding. Begin work towards following the practices of the baby friendly initiative.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


  • Registered Nurse in good standing

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

  • Certified Breastfeeding Educator must take and pass the IBCLC exam within two years

  • BSN degree preferred


  • Two years of experience


  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

  • Certified Breastfeeding Educator must take and pass the IBCLC exam within two years.

  • BLS

  • NRP


  • Responds to the requests of support for breastfeeding mothers.

  • Assist breastfeeding mothers through one-to-one interactions, and telephone interactions.

  • Interactions with community to promote breastfeeding.

  • Responsible for The Birth Center staff education related to breastfeeding.

Requisition ID: 2020-77000

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Mother Baby Unit- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.85

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8-5 Tuesday -Friday and every other Sat

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