Sutter Health Lactation Consultant - Women & Infants Short Hour Day Shift in Berkeley, California


The Lactation Consultant is responsible for providing lactation consultation and education for breastfeeding mothers at Alta Bates Medical Center regardless of age, race, religion, ability, and economic or social status. The Lactation Consultant has excellent assessment and implementation skills to assist the breastfeeding mother attain her individual goals.


Education, Licensures and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing - BSN required or equivalent education/experience

  • Registered Nurse - State Licensure - RN upon hire required

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - IBCLC within 2 years of employment required

  • Basic Life Support Certification - BLS upon hire required

  • Certified Lactation Educator upon hire required


  • Minimum of two years experience in perinatal nursing or perinatal education preferred

  • Minimum two years experience counseling breastfeeding women. preferred

  • Experience supporting breastfeeding in NICU preferred

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent maternal/infant assessment skills

  • Ability to effectively prioritize work responsibilities

  • Excellent documentation skills

  • Effective teaching skills

  • Flexibility in a changing environment

Primary Location: California, East Bay, Berkeley

Organization: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Short Hour

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 32

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.