UofL Health

Lactation Specialist RN, Center for Women & Infants - UofL Hospital, Part-Time

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We are Hiring at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants

Location: 530 South Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Shift Options: Part-Time, Hours variable


About Us

UofL Hospital, a 404-bed academic teaching and research hospital, is at the heart of the Louisville Metro area in downtown Louisville. UofL Hospital offers a second-to-none cancer center, world-renowned trauma team and a uniquely streamlined, nationally accredited stroke center—the latest innovations in a history of world-class care. UofL Hospital is the only adult Level I Trauma Center in the region, which includes the only dedicated burn center in Kentucky.


We are a designated Baby-Friendly birthing facility by Baby-Friendly USA. The designation is awarded to birth centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. UofL Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants is the only downtown Louisville facility to earn this designation. It’s the fourth facility in Kentucky to have it.


UofL Hospital proudly received magnet designation in fall 2022.


Our Mission

As an academic health care system, we will transform the health of the communities we serve through compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care.


Job Summary


A Lactation Consultant in this institution will help breastfeeding mothers in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  The Lactation Consultant will also educate the mother and staff regarding updated lactation practices.  The Lactation Consultant will maintain competency and application of the scientific knowledge necessary to meet patient needs.  The Lactation Consultant demonstrates, through organizational skills, the ability to provide ease in flow of work.  The Lactation Consultant is knowledgeable and supportive of the hospital, department, and nursing unit philosophies.


The areas of focus:

  • Mother Baby
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Antenatal Education
  • Outpatient Services


Required Qualifications

  • Active Kentucky registered nurse license or compact license with privileges to work in Kentucky
  • Associate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
  • Minimum of 3 years of patient care experience in the OB nursery complex. Must be knowledgeable in current standards for lactation management and have recent experience working with mothers and infants who are breastfeeding.

  • All new-hire Associate degree registered nurses (new graduate and experienced) are required to start an approved BSN program within one (1) year of hire and complete an approved BSN program within three (3) years of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • International Board Ceritifed Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or must obtain within one (1) year of hire
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university


Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive pay & benefits options
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Free tuition to UofL for part- and full-time employees & for child/spouse/domestic partner
  • 401K with employer match




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