Sutter Health RN Lactation Consultant - Women's & Childrean's Ambulatory Services (Per Diem) in Sacramento, California


The Per Diem Nurse Lactation Consultant has primary accountabilities for patient consultation in the Lactation Program. As a leader of the Lactation process, the Per Diem Nurse Lactation Consultant participates in and coordinates patient care delivery, in collaboration with the health professional team.

The Per Diem Nurse Lactation Consultant functions within the full scope of licensure/ certification, implements the lactation patient education process to include the following: to assess patient and family needs, develop a plan of care based on assessment; coordinate the development of a multidisciplinary plan of care as appropriate; facilitate implementation of the plan of care; and review and evaluate the plan of care.



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related

field is preferred.

Current California RN licensure is required.

Continuing education/training in area of specialty is preferred.

Current status as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant required.

Valid CPR “C” Certification “for health care provider” is required.

NRP Certification preferred for Nurse.


Clinical lactation experience with consultation of nursing mother is required.

Prior experience working in an outpatient setting is preferred.

Experience working with a multidisciplinary team is preferred.

Specialty lactation experience is desirable.

Experience with data entry and computer programs preferred.


Demonstrated basic knowledge of obstetrical/gynecological and pediatrics is required.

Basic knowledge of unit specific age criteria for multicultural patient population is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of in-group dynamic is required.

Demonstrated knowledge in child development is preferred.

Knowledge in adult learning principals is required.

Knowledge of breast pumps and other aides is required.

Knowledge of medical referral system is required.

Special Skills/Equipment:

Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills are required.

Must be self-directed in coordination the care plans for patient care.

must have excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills.

Multilingual skills are desirable.

Demonstrated skills in delegation, leadership and team management concepts preferred.

Unit Specific:

Completion of unit specific orientation

Physical Requirements:

Ability to safely move and transport patients and related medical equipment and devices

individually or as a party of a team.

Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the unit specific essential

functions of this position.

Ability to lift 20 pounds.

Ability to stand 2-3 hours at a time.

Ability to assist patients in proper positioning for breastfeeding in bed and in chair.

Ability to perform correct body mechanics.

Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento

Organization: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day/Evening

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: One Weekend a Month

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: per diem

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.