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Lactation Consultant, Ellensburg, WA

Kittitas Valley Healthcare


Ellensburg, WA

February 8, 2017

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Lactation Consultant

Ellensburg, WA * Full-time

Company Description

Who is KVH...

Our Family Medicine Clinics are the primary entry point into the Kittitas Valley Healthcare system of services. With a critical access hospital named in the Top 50 nationwide, and a variety of specialty clinics and services, we know that even you would be proud to call KVH your home for health. KVH is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes 24-hour emergency care, inpatient, and outpatient hospital services through KVH Hospital. Clinics include family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedics, general surgery, women’s health, and urgent care. Specialty services provide home health and hospice, physical, speech and occupational therapies and a geriatric nurse practitioner program.

What you can expect...

Work-life balance is important to us. We value your mental wellbeing as much as your skills to perform the job and therefore offer a competitive PTO plan, benefits package as well as a 7% employer contribution pension plan. When you’re away from the office, we want you to be able to enjoy this beautiful setting. Commute to work by mountain bike. Hike in the wilderness on your day off. Backcountry ski from your door, or from lifts within an hour’s drive.

Job Description

Responsible for providing lactation management services to expectant and new parents. These functions are performed in accordance with KVH’s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Focuses on assisting breastfeeding women and their families define and achieve their breastfeeding goals by providing evidence based care, customer services, and cultural sensitivity. Responsible for developing a lactation program that encompasses community partners, providers, patients and staff. Work primarily during the day, however may need to schedule classes on weekends or evening, dependent on the needs of the patient.


  • 2 years previous experience in maternal-child health nursing
  • Obtain Lactation Consultant certification (IBCLC) within 1 year
  • NRP within 3 months
  • Reliable transportation with valid automobile insurance


  • Current RN License in state of WA
  • BSN or Masters in nursing
  • Previous experience as Lactation Consultant
  • Currently certified as Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Additional Information

Wage Range D.O.E.

FTE: 1.0

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