BJC Careers

Lactation Consultant PRN

Saint Louis, MO
Nursing Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1171363
Employment Status: PRN
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer care, and women’s and infants’ services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

In 2016, Missouri Baptist was named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Missouri Baptist is the first hospital in St. Louis County to achieve this recognition, which has been accomplished by less than 7 percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organizations.


The Childbirth and Parenting Education Program at Missouri Baptist is based on the philosophy of family-centered maternity care and freedom of choice in childbirth. We offer a variety of classes in which content is evidence-based and focused on the individual needs of our expectant parents and their families. Classes are taught by an expert staff of certified childbirth educators, OB registered nurses and doulas certified by DONA International.

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Role Purpose

The lactation consultant is responsible for coordinating the care of the breast feeding mother. Serves as a resource to the staff RNs, assisting them in giving breastfeeding support and information to nursing mothers, as well as educating new staff in how to teach breastfeeding. Provides care to patients with complications related to breastfeeding.


  • Monitors patients response and modifies plan of care accordingly.
  • Utilizes nursing process to plan, direct, and provide breastfeeding teaching and support.
  • Serves as a resource for the department regarding lactation education and information.
  • Identifies patient and family education needs and coordinates appropriate educational resources.
  • Provides accurate documentation as required.

  • Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience

  • <2 years
  • Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
  • Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

  • Preferred Requirements


  • Associate's Degree
  • - Nursing/Healthcare related

    Licenses & Certifications


  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer