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Penn State Health Lactation Consultant - Lactation Services in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Part Time

FTE: 0.5

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Contact: Lynn McCleary at


Penn State Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is excited to welcome a part-time outpatient lactation consultant. This part-time position will allow for flexible hours while enhancing prenatal and postpartum lactation care for obstetric and maternal fetal medicine patients. Outpatient visits will occur at the Hope Drive location which cares for more than 1162 new and 11,112 return obstetric patients each year. Applicants will interact with a diverse patient population group and encounter a full range of breast feeding needs. This position will allow for universal prenatal lactation education for patients and families, the opportunity to identify women at risk for lactation challenges and allow for the creation of a personalized lactation plan. There will also be opportunities to participate in education for providers and patients, research and quality improvement initiatives.


Responsible for providing lactation management services to expectant and new parents that encompass mother/infant assessment for breastfeeding, perinatal and postpartum education, consultations and continuing support for breastfeeding families.


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Master¿s Degree in Nursing required.

3 years maternal child nursing experience required.

Certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) required.

Currently licensure to practice registered nurse by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.


Computer, written, oral, and strong critical thinking skills required.


Master's degree in a job related field preferred.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained