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Job Type: Lactation Specialist Part Time

FTE: .8

Daily Schedule: 9 am - 530 pm

Weekends Required: occasional

Location: Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale, WA

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Job Summary:

Provides inpatient lactation education services to promote breastfeeding as the optimal form of infant nutrition to parents, children, and families for Franciscan Health System’s Lactation Services program. An incumbent provides training and support to mother/infant pairs to ensure that breastfeeding is a positive experience, thus increasing the duration of this health-enhancing and cost-saving practice.

Work requires knowledge of accepted standards/practices relating to lactation and breastfeeding, and of related supplies and equipment. May involve evening and/or weekend/holiday hours.

Note:  Work and collaborate with a team of highly skilled Lactation Consultants in growing Lactation Service Program.  This is an opportunity for a clinical practice mentorship to earn the 500 practice hours supervised by an IBCLC as required for IBLCE certification exam.  Once certifed, this position would transition to a Lactation RN Educator role.  (Lactation consultant who can bill for visits.)

Essential Duties:

Provides accurate, current and consistent information on breastfeeding and instruction on proper breastfeeding techniques to mothers/babies in an inpatient setting.

Identifies breastfeeding experiences that are not the norm (e.g., improper latch-on, inadequate intake, etc.) and makes an immediate and appropriate referral (e.g., Lactation Consultant, other healthcare provider, or outpatient follow-up).

Completes all required documentation in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner in accordance with FHS standards and procedures.

Provides education and community outreach on breastfeeding, including conducting or assisting with group classes, in-services and presentations to patients, healthcare providers and interested community organizations.

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of an accredited Lactation/Breastfeeding Educators course (or equivalent*) and one year of recent related work experience in areas relevant to course topics that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities. Adult teaching experience is preferred.
  • *Equivalency: Minimum of 50 Lactation-Cerps within last ten years and 500 hours of experience working with breastfeeding mother/infant pairs.
  • Current Certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) OR completion of a lactation educator program as reflected by certificate of completion

About Us


Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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