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Providence Health & Services RN Lactation Consultant - Labor And Delivery *Up to $5,000 Hiring Bonus* in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling for a RN Lactation Consultant (0.6 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Labor and Delivery at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

$5,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Accountable for the direct and indirect care for infants and women both in the inpatient or outpatient clinic setting. Develops feeding plans to address the nutritional needs of the infant that may include but is not limited to breastfeeding support, breast pumping support, and supplementation as appropriate. Provides lactation support and education to inpatients and to outpatients as directed by referral or in the clinic setting after discharge. Performs all duties in a manner that supports team concept caring and respect reflecting the philosophy of the department of nursing and the Sisters of Providence Mission. Demonstrates personal and interpersonal qualities that support the Core Values of Providence Health & Services..

In this position you will:

  • Provides consultations to mothers and neonates as directed by referral. Consultations may include but are not limited to:

  • Basic breastfeeding guidance appropriate for the inpatient setting.

  • Breast pump usage and maintenance, education and guidance as appropriate.

  • Supplementation education and guidance as appropriate.

  • Develops a comprehensive feeding plan consistent with current evidence based practice as appropriate

  • Initiate and complete patient documentation for the inpatient medical record prior to patient discharge

  • Practice good stewardship of time and see an appropriate number of referred patients per day.

  • Participate in the development of clinical policies, procedures, and standards of care as requested.

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and other meetings as requested.

  • Maintain knowledge of advances in nursing and healthcare practices. Maintain skills competency as evidenced by completion of annually skills checklist. Complete self-evaluation for the annual review process


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

  • Washington State Registered Nurse License.

  • Infant NRP and adult BLS certification.

  • Two (2) years experience providing lactation care in a Labor and Delivery, Post Partum, or SCN department or in an outpatient mother baby clinical stetting.

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 321373