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RN Lactation Specialist PRN

Requisition #: 544155
Location: Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD 21044
Category: Nursing
Work Shift: Rotating Shift
Work Week: Casual (less than 20)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: June 20, 2022

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Requisition #: 544155


5755 Cedar Lane

Columbia, MD 21044


Casual (1 hour per week)

Evening Shift; 3:00pm - 11:30pm

Weekends Required: Yes


Position Summary:

The Lactation Specialist is a clinically competent health care professional, delivers lactation assessment and instruction to obstetrical inpatients and outpatients. Effectively interacts with patients and other health team members, while maintaining standards of the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants.


  • Graduation of an approved RN program.
  • BSN preferred. After July 1, 2016 all nurses hired who do not hold a BSN will be required to complete a BSN program within 4 years of their hire date; must apply to and be accepted into a BSN program within six months of hire, with course work to begin promptly after acceptance. Steady progress toward degree completion is defined as a minimum of 9 credits per calendar year from the time they begin course work. All current CN 1 and 2’s would be grandfathered. An employee’s transfer between the hospital and TCAS is not considered a break in employment; therefore, s/he will be grandfathered. Similarly, should a RN accept a position in a role other than nursing within the hospital then later returns to a nursing clinical position, s/he will also be grandfathered.


  • Current licensure as a registered nurse by the State of Maryland.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultants.
  • Continuing education in breastfeeding to obtain and maintain certification status.

Required Work Experience:

Prior experience in maternal child health care and practice as breastfeeding consultant required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively and courteously with patients, visitors, and other members of the health care system.

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