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Lactation Consultant

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
London
Salary
£22.92 an hour Weekly pay will include: Basic pay + HCAS + 12.07% Holiday pay
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
The Lactation Consultant will work in partnership with the Infant Feeding Lead and a multi professional Health Visiting team in the provision of a specialist breastfeeding clinic for breastfeeding dyads living in Brent. The role is integral to the 0-19 healthcare team in maintaining UNICEF Baby Friendly Standards and complying with the WHO code.

The post holder will be responsible for:
  • To act as a resource of clinical lactation expertise and skill, providing support to women and babies with complex breastfeeding needs in clinics and at home
  • To Collaborate with other healthcare professionals e.g., midwives and colleagues to support breastfeeding dyads.


Main duties of the job

  • Counsel mothers and families on initiation, exclusivity, and duration of breastfeeding, and to support mothers in high-risk situations.
  • Provide in depth breastfeeding assessment, advice, and care plans.
  • Provide support that is sensitive to the needs of the mother and family in working towards their individual breastfeeding goals.
  • Being a resource for health visiting skill mix and other professionals to learn about specialist breastfeeding.
  • Empower mothers and families to manage challenges as they arise.
  • Advocate for breastfeeding women, infants, children, families, and communities.
  • Provide guidance to colleagues relating to breastfeeding challenges.


About us

We providecommunity health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people's homes and local clinics, helping them to:
  • stay well
  • manage their own health with the right support
  • avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital.

We support our patients at every stage of their lives, providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.

Our vision:deliver great care closer to home.

Our mission: working together to give children a better start and adults greater independence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Practice within CLCH policies and guidelines and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Code of Professional Conduct (IBLCE) for IBCLCs
  • Provide services that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
  • Act with due diligence
  • Preserve the confidentiality of clients.
  • Report accurately and completely to other members of the healthcare team
  • Exercise independent judgment and avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Maintain personal integrity.
  • Uphold the professional standards expected of an IBCLC.
  • Comply with the IBLCE Disciplinary Procedures


  • Person Specification

    Criteria

    Essential

    • oUndergraduate degree (any discipline) oInternational Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Lactation Consultant
    • oWorking with complex cases e.g. cleft palate, glandular hypoplasia, breast augmentation or reduction, supporting families with tongue tie oAssisting the breastfeeding mother to attain her individual breastfeeding goals. oAssessment and patient care regarding breastfeeding for newborns, infants and mothers oCollaboration with other healthcare professionals in supporting breastfeeding dyads. oExperience working in a team with other colleagues
    • oStrong clinical judgement skills oA broad range and depth of current, evidence-based lactation knowledge oEvidence of continued professional development (e.g., attendance at International Lactation Consultant Association, Lactation Consultants of Great Britain and UNICEF Baby Friendly International conferences)


    Desirable

    • oExperience of delivering lactation education oMinimum of 3 years' experience (post IBCLE certification) of supporting breastfeeding dyads
    • oEvidence of having worked within the NHS as a lactation consultant


    Education/Qualification

    Essential

    • oUndergraduate degree (any discipline) oInternational Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Lactation Consultant


    Desirable

    • oExperience of delivering lactation education oMinimum of 3 years' experience (post IBCLE certification) of supporting breastfeeding dyads


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central London Community Health Trust

    Address

    Sudbury & Willesden

    London

    NW10 3RY

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    824-BANK-098272221

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