Education Instructor- Women's Hospital, Full Time - #197161

North Mississippi Medical Center

Date: 06/08/2022 10:30 AM

City: Tupelo, Mississippi

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Essential Functions:

Patient Care:

  • Provide breastfeeding education and assistance to inpatients and outpatients of Women & Children’s Services

  • Facilitate breastfeeding education and lactation support group meetings

  • Assist and encourage staff with early initiation of skin to skin care

  • Complete assessment of patients with special breastfeeding needs/challenges; plans and coordinates care with other team members, and evaluates patient’s response to care

  • Documents all aspects of care provided


  • Communicates effectively with patients and family members

  • Maintains open communication with multidisciplinary team members to provide holistic care to the patient

  • Collaborate with neonatologists and the multidisciplinary NICU team to assist with early initiation of direct breastfeeding and the infant driven protocol for infants in the NICU

Staff Education

  • Provides for staff competency through education provided in the Breastfeeding Management Classes, 5 hour CHAMPS Breastfeeding Clinical Competency Training and checkoffs, and ongoing/annual staff education regarding breastfeeding

  • Serve as preceptor for nurses during shift(s) scheduled for lactation orientation

Patient Experience

  • Project professional, caring and helpful image to patients, family members and visitors

  • Plans care considering patient’s needs and preferences

  • Offer support for breastfeeding mothers of newborns after discharge by offering/overseeing breastfeeding support groups and/or informing patients of available community resources for lactation support


  • Maintain competency to ensure safe and effective patient care

  • Completes all annual competency requirements

  • Stays current with lactation practices and Baby Friendly initiatives

Regulatory Knowledge:

  • Complies with regulatory and accrediting agency requirements

  • Adheres to NMHS/NMMC policies, procedures, and guidelines


  • Must be licensed as a registered nurse or speech therapist in the state of Mississippi

  • Must maintain certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

  • Must maintain departmental requirements for continuing education, including certification in BLS

  • Must have effective communication and teaching skills

  • Must complete and validate all competency criteria for a registered nurse

  • Must maintain knowledge and resources necessary to provide age appropriate care

  • General knowledge of regulatory and accrediting agency standards

Job Qualifications

Highest Education Level Required:


Required Degrees And Majors:

    Associates in Nursing

Required Licenses And Certificates:

    Registered Nurse


    Speech Language Pathologist


Location and Work Requirements





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