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lactation consultant rn ibclc resume example with 11+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Caring Lactation Consultant with over ten years experience caring for newborns and their mothers in the New Family Unit and NICU experience floating to sister unit. Experienced in developing and implementing hundreds of individual breastfeeding plans for new mothers each year. Helping to develop and present continuing staff education on breastfeeding. Skillfully conducting classes and creating breastfeeding educational resources for patients and general community.

Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Report preparation
  • Staff education and training
Work History
12/2018 to Current Lactation Consultant RN, IBCLC Hendricks Regional Health | Avon, IN,
  • Performed daily chart review for all breastfeeding patients in New Family Unit and throughout all BSW All Saint's Hospital, evaluating data to assess and address individual patient needs.
  • Provided education about benefits of exclusive breastfeeding. Instruction, guidance, in latching infant with optimal latch to insure transfer of milk from breast, and maintain milk supply.
  • Demonstrated how to express milk using electric or manual pump, and hand expression, educated about safely storing, and warming expressed breast milk.
  • Proper and timely documentation of patient care, interventions, and plans to provide effective and appropriate treatments.
  • Evaluate healthcare needs, patient goals for feeding, develop individualized care plans, and determine available resources for each patient. Assist with acquiring needed resources, referrals to care providers, and information to attain optimal health for dyad.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to glean information and develop plan to increase breastfeeding rates, and evaluated audit results and report findings. Breastfeeding rates increased to meet New Family goal.
  • Precepted new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols. Insured nurses have skills and education to assist with breastfeeding and infant feeding to achieve training outcomes.
  • Conferred with care team to discuss breastfeeding concerns and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches for dyad.
  • Breastfeeding Committee Chair/Co-chair 2018 to present interdisciplinary work group to increase breastfeeding rates and insure nurses have best breastfeeding information.
01/2010 to 11/2017 Floor and Charge Nurse, New Family Unit Baylor Scott & White Hospital | City, STATE,
  • As Charge Nurse oversaw delivery of care for patients on New Family Unit, provided direct care, delegated nursing assignments to appropriate staff, and managed team comprised of up to 25 nurses, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Safely administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitored responses, and properly documented response to treatment.
  • Completed timely, accurate documentation of patient care keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Participated in evidenced based practice change by assisting with implementation of delayed bathing of infants to reduce risk of cold stress and admissions to NICU, which in turn reduced length of stay and transfer to higher level of care.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on post partum, and newborn care, including post operative care, infection risks, and when to contact doctor.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Collected blood, and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Provided clinical instructions and experiences to new nurses and potential student nurses as mentor, and clinical coach to achieve training outcomes.
01/2009 to 12/2010 Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Baylor Scott & White Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Provided direct patient care from admission to discharge, for liver and kidney transplant patients before and after transplantation.
  • Administered medications orally, via feeding tube, multi lumen IV catheters, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Participated and collaborated in interdisciplinary rounds to assess patients progress and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management, educated patients, families and caregivers about lifestyle options to maintain and promote optimal help.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities. Safely and timely administered more than 60 medications per shift to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans. Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Administered blood products safely according to safe blood administration policy.
  • Managed care for 3 high acuity patients per shift with heart failure, and end-stage renal and liver disease, who were receiving various therapies and procedures. All receiving complex care, multi-lumen central line care, PICC line care, feeding tubes, urinary catheters, wound care, drain care, and rehabilitation.
  • Reviewed orders and continuously monitored patients' vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care, including needed home supplies and understanding of follow up care.
  • Preformed lab specimen collection as needed.
  • Performed sterile central line dressing changes.
Education
Expected in 12/2015 to to Bachelor of Science | Nursing The University of Texas At Arlington, Arlington, TX GPA:
  • Deans List 2015
  • Awarded summa cum laude


Expected in 12/2008 to to Associate of Arts | Nursing Tarrant County College District+, Fort Worth, TX GPA:
  • Dean's List 2006-2008
  • Member of Texas Student Nurse Association
  • Tarrant County College Texas Student Nurse Association Secretary 2008
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Member of National Scholar Honor Society 2008


Certifications

Education Certifications

  • IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (Initial certification 2018)
  • NCC accreditation in Maternal-Newborn Nursing (Initial certification 2015)

Clinical Certifications

  • American Heart Association - Basic Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program


Additional Information
  • Cook Children's Safe Baby Sleep Symposium October 2019 - Fort Worth, TX - Panel speaker representing Breastfeeding and Lactation Consultant perspective of safe sleep
  • Cook Children's Safe Baby Virtual Sleep Symposium October 2020 - Fort Worth, TX - Panel speaker representing Breastfeeding and Lactation Consultant perspective of safe sleep
  • Cook Children's Safe Baby Virtual Sleep Symposium October 2021 - Fort Worth, TX - Panel speaker representing Breastfeeding and Lactation Consultant perspective of safe sleep
  • Fort Worth Bloom 2019 Presenter of breastfeeding classes - "What you need to know about Breastfeeding". Created accompanying PowerPoint presentation and hand outs for participants.
  • Bicycle Safety presentation to Boy Scout troop in Arlington.
Affiliations
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • United States Lactation Consultant Association
  • Texas Nurses Association

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School Attended

  • The University of Texas At Arlington
  • Tarrant County College District+

Job Titles Held:

  • Lactation Consultant RN, IBCLC
  • Floor and Charge Nurse, New Family Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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