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Hawaii Pacific Health Educator, Lactation, Childbirth - Mother Baby Care Unit in Lihue, Hawaii

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Founded in 1938, Wilcox Medical Center is a not-for-profit medical center dedicated to providing the Kaua‘i community with accessible quality health care. The largest medical center on Kaua‘i, it is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full suite of services offering 30 specialties and programs, including cardiology, emergency, family practice, gastroenterology, health management, internal medicine, neurology, OB-GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and urology. Its 20-bed emergency department serves as the island’s Primary Stroke Center. The medical center also has four birthing suites, seven intensive care beds and 20 same-day surgery beds. Wilcox is the first American College of Surgeons-verified Level III Trauma Center in the state of Hawai‘i. The American Heart Association has recognized Wilcox with its Get with the Guidelines award for Stroke (S), Gold Plus and Honor Roll Elite Plus. Wilcox is a Healthgrades five-star recipient for the treatment of heart attack and five-start recipient for treatment of Stroke; and is the only medical center in the state to be named a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association.

The Mother Baby Care Unit at Wilcox offers specialized care for postpartum teen to adult women and normal newborns, as well as to post-GYN surgical women. Our highly trained and caring staff provides education to the entire family during and after the pregnancy, as well as IV therapy, fetal monitoring, diabetes education, monitoring of patients requiring bed rest for premature delivery, post-surgical C-section, regular deliveries and postpartum complications and a variety of other services. The Mother Baby Care Unit provides support to mothers and their newborns in an atmosphere that promotes bonding of the family unit.

As the Lactation/Childbirth Educator, you will help new mothers understand and incorporate healthy lactation principles as they transit this momentous experience in their lives. Working in collaboration with the manager, you will provide educational programs for expectant parents regarding all aspects of pregnancy, child birth and infant care. You will also conduct breast feeding assessments and provide patients and community members with solutions to problems like insufficient weight gain, cleft palate and prematurity in infants and mastitis in nursing mothers; as well as providing patients with up-to-date information regarding breast feeding. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and patient care skills, willingness to work in a team-oriented atmosphere and a commitment to our vision of delivering the highest quality health care to Hawai‘i’s people.

Location: Wilcox Medical Center, Lihue, HI

Work Schedule: Day/Evening - 8 Hours

Work Type: Part Time Regular

FTE: 0.600000

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining

Exempt: No

Minimum Qualifications: Certification as a Lactation Educator from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of experience providing breastfeeding assessment, consultation, and information to new mothers; OR a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and/or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)/Lamaze or prepared childbirth certificate within two (2) years of hire. Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card. Three (3) years experience in providing breastfeeding education, counseling, or related experience. Valid driver's license and abstract. Current Hawai‘i auto insurance.


Position Educator, Lactation, Childbirth - Mother Baby Care Unit

Category Nursing

Employment Type Employee

Location Wilcox Medical Center, Lihue, HI

Req ID 16935