Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA) of Bend, Oregon, the largest pediatric practice in the region, is hiring a full time Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). *Qualified candidates who are newly hired at COPA may be eligible for COPA’s sign on and service bonus. Bonuses are for a limited time, and are subject to applicable tax withholding and deductions as required by law.*
The Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is responsible for conducting ongoing assessments and mutually developing the patient plan of care for breastfeeding mothers who seek services in both our Bend and Redmond locations. The IBCLC follows breastfeeding practices and the policy and procedures at COPA, assists in procedures that are within the scope of Lactation Consultant practice, seeks assistance and support, when necessary, assists in data collection, organizes those aspects of patient care for which they are responsible, and maintains accountability for own practice.
COPA is a 5-Star Patient-Centered Primary Care Home, the highest designation, and awarded to clinics which integrate advanced, transformative medical processes and proven best practices for positive patient outcomes. We’re proud of our teams which commit to excellence in a supportive work environment where the patients’ needs come first.
COPA is looking for a candidate with a strong work ethic and a passion for the health of each of our patients. The right candidate will thrive in a private practice where they have the opportunity and flexibility to positively impact the life of a child and their family.
COPA expects all team members, from operations to medical departments, to have a deep commitment to the objectives of COPA, support their fellow team members, and provide the best experience for patients. The right candidate has demonstrated a work ethic that exhibits professionalism while exceeding every expectation of service.
The role of the Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) will include but is not limited to the following duties:
- Provide support and encouragement to enable mothers to successfully meet their breastfeeding goals.
- Perform comprehensive maternal, child and feeding assessments related to lactation using current lactation theories and research.
- Develop and implement individualized feeding plan that address individual feeding issues, such as nutritional requirements, in consultation with the mother.
- Provide evidence-based information regarding a mother’s use, during lactation, of medications (over the counter and prescription), alcohol, tobacco and street drugs, and their potential impact on milk production and child safety.
- Provide evidence-based information regarding complementary therapies during lactation and their impact on a mother’s milk production and the effect on her child.
- Integrate cultural, psychosocial and nutritional aspects of breastfeeding into lactation encounters, feeding plans and follow up care.
- Use effective counselling skills when interacting with clients and other health care providers.
- Use the principles of family-centered care while maintaining a collaborative, supportive relationship with families and care providers.
- Remain current with practice of lactation consulting and professional development.
- Learn new use of adaptive devices, safety information, etc. to provide a safe patient care environment.
- Thorough and timely lactation encounter documentation and billing.
- Other duties as assigned within the lactation consultant’s scope.
COPA employees are a close-knit group that collaborates to ensure all children are well served. We focus on maintaining a culture of high performance in a personable work environment. The right candidate has a history of positive interactions in team environments, and friendly demeanor toward people of all ages and backgrounds. COPA provides its employees with a competitive total pay and benefits package.
Education and Licensure:
- Graduate from a Pathway 2 Accredited Lactation Academic Program required.
- Current Board-Certified Lactation Consultant in good standing, issued by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Specialized Skills and Knowledge:
- Outpatient lactation experience required.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population; superior lactation process skills; strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills; ability to make independent judgments and prioritize workload; knowledge of community services; ability to multi-task and work independently.
- Electronic Medical Record experience required, Epic EMR experience preferred. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus.
- Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level in person, over the telephone or through use of other required technology. Sitting or standing for long periods of time. Frequent repetitive motion includes computer keyboard use, reaching with hands and arms, and walking. Occasional lifting and or moving up to 30 pounds and on rare occasion up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include viewing computer monitor for long periods of time, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
- Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
- Work inside in a general medical office setting with ergonomically configured equipment.
- The employee is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to mechanical parts and chemicals including odors. The employee has been identified as having the likelihood of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, therefore are included in the OSHA Exposure Control Plan with specification for preventing contact with the above materials.
- Travel between COPA clinics, business office and community partners as required.
As a healthcare employer in Oregon, COPA requires all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide proof for a medical or religious exception.
If this opportunity resonates with you and you can demonstrate a history of high quality, service-oriented performance, we welcome your application! Please submit a cover letter explaining your desire to work in Pediatrics, your current resume and apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c74b7d6d-031c-48c4-aa4c-bf5363889c11&ccId=19000101_000001&⟨=en_US&jobId=9200318329312_1&source=EN
About COPA – Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA) has provided excellent, comprehensive and compassionate medical care to children in Central Oregon for over 45 years. Our mission is to provide all children with outstanding medical care and exceed their expectations in a friendly and welcoming environment. COPA is a thriving, independent partnership whose healthcare quality measures exceed all medical care facilities in the region. In addition to pediatric primary care services and procedures, COPA’s Pediatric Center of Excellence also provides behavioral health specialists, lactation services, care coordinators, and newborn patient advocates. We’re committed to serving families where English is not the first language and have interpreters at every location and all shifts. COPA hosts in its clinics over a dozen visiting pediatric specialists from children’s hospitals in Portland, Oregon. COPA has four convenient locations in Bend and Redmond, and is open seven days a week with extended hours, and offers 24/7 telephone pediatric nurse advice.
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- Primary Care
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Signing bonus
As a healthcare employer in Oregon, COPA requires all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide proof for a medical or religious exception. Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
- Graduate from a Pathway 2 Accredited Lactation Academic Program?
- Outpatient Lactation Experience?
- Licensure to practice in the state of Oregon? (Preferred)
- Current IBCLC in good standing? (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
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