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Head Nurse - Mother/Baby (Breastfeeding Coordinator)

Company: NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County
Location: Kings
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About NYC Health + Hospitals

Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.

Job Description

TOUR II:08:00AM-4:30PM


The Breastfeeding Coordinator supervises the breastfeeding program for Womens Health Services. This includes coordinating breastfeeding education for the hospital staff, and breastfeeding families. The breastfeeding coordinator organizes the breastfeeding support program and is a consultant to the nursing staff in formulating a plan of care to meet the needs of the lactating family throughout the perinatal, intrapartum, postpartum periods and arranges for post-discharge follow up.


  • Is knowledgeable about all aspects of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and participates in all events related to it
  • Plans, implements and evaluates programs that augment breastfeeding and patient care activities
  • Serves on and/or coordinates the multidisciplinary breastfeeding committee and collaborates with appropriate administrative staff to carry our recommendations
  • In collaboration with the breast milk facilitator, systematically gathers and reports statistics on breastfeeding
  • Develops performance improvement activities to monitor and enhance the breastfeeding program
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures related to breastfeeding and infant nutrition
  • Provides educational support and information to all staff members involved in the care of women and infants, including teaching and coordinating the 20 hour class as well as hands-on competencies.
  • Provides in-services on current evidenced-based practices for staff; assigns and encourages staff to attend seminars
  • Acts as a consultant on breastfeeding and infant nutrition for all disciplines
  • Determines appropriate educational resources for patients and families
  • Serves as a liaison for referral agencies and community organizations
  • Ensure staff attendance at all training required for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and assists with the tracking of competency maintenance
  • Performs patient rounds on the inpatient unit, evaluates patient needs and implements appropriate nursing interventions to insure individualized patient care
  • Conducts daily briefings or huddles with the staff to identify any patient care concerns that they may have; offers advice and possible solutions to identified issues; consults on any patients who the staff have identified as having complex issues
  • Collaborates with the medical team in developing joint standards of practice for patient management
  • Assists staff in implementing breastfeeding classes in the inpatient and outpatient areas
  • Coordinates inpatient and outpatient breastfeeding support groups
  • Provides phone call follow-up to discharged patients.
  • Conforms to policies governing patient abuse, patient rights, and confidentiality of information
  • Maintain nursing skills through participation in continuing education within and outside institution
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Maintains compliance with infant protection safety system policy and maintains a safe environment for all patients.
  • Implements the pain management policy for all patients
  • Performs other duties as needed
  • Maintains patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA standards.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction at all times.
  • Demonstrates Advocacy for patient safety and continuous performance improvement.
  • Displays knowledge regarding The Joint Commission standards and National Patient Safety Goals
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Interprets the philosophy and mission of the organization, service (WHS) and department of nursing to patients, families and other organizations
  • Maintains current licensure, infection control mandates, certification, BCLS, NRP and ACLS (if applicable)
  • Provides supervisory coverage for Womens Health Service as assigned (including weekend and holidays)
  • Follows the NBHN Code of Conduct

Minimum Qualifications

1. Licensed and currently registered to practice as a Professional Nurse in New York State; and,
2. Demonstrated competence as a Nursing Practitioner; and,
3. Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development; and,
4. One year of experience as a Professional Nurse; and,
5. Enrollment in a Baccalaureate Degree program in Nursing, having attained at least thirty credits toward a Baccalaureate Degree; or,
6. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Department Preferences

  1. BCLS, NRP
  2. Certification in: IBLC

How To Apply

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