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Lactation Consultant Registered Nurse

Fairfax Medical Campus 622722 Full Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US

Job Description

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is seeking skilled lactation consultants to join our incredible team! Our mission is to provide a successful breastfeeding experience for every family that we have the privilege to serve. This program combines expert clinical knowledge with dedicated, personalized care to support each family’s version of breastfeeding success. We strive to meet the needs of the community and provide seamless, high quality, and comprehensive care.

Schedule: full-time

Sign-On/Relocation Bonus Information: This position is eligible for a competitive Sign-On Bonus. Candidates who are relocating 50 miles or further are also eligible for relocation assistance.  

Responsibilities and Practice Details:

  • Provides inclusive breastfeeding support to families 
  • Evaluates patient medical and clinical information
  • Assesses individual needs in order to develop and implement the most appropriate approach
  • Applies evidence-based knowledge to deliver a comprehensive lactation plan

Inova Fairfax Medical Center's Family Centered Care is a 96 bed unit supporting a Level 4 NICU and a high acuity labor and delivery unit with an average of 35 deliveries each day. 

Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to announce that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded Magnet® designation, the most prestigious accolade for nursing excellence, to our hospital in December 2020. Currently, only 8.5% of hospitals in the nation hold Magnet® designation and Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to be part of this select group. The new Magnet designation is in addition to several other prestigious recognitions which include: a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), being named by IBM Watson Health as one the nation's highest performing hospitals, and among the top 10 Major Teaching Hospitals, an A for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group, the #1 hospital in the DC metro area by U.S. News & World Reports, and being nationally ranked in gynecologic care.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive paid time off (PTO) accruals that increases with tenure
  • Seven annual holidays in addition to your PTO
  • Competitive 401k match
  • Educational assistance and student loan assistance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Inova Scholarship for dependent children of Team Members pursuing health degrees
  • Dedicated onsite EAP counselors at each of our hospitals
  • Free parking for all Inova team members at all Inova locations


Required Experience:  A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting.

General Requirements:

    • Proficient in English, strong verbal, and written communication skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to display a caring demeanor towards others
    • Values team collaboration
    • Proficient computer skills required
  • Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN); OR Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
    • If Associates Degree RN, the following requirements will apply:
      • Enroll in an accredited BSN program within 6 months of start date
      • Complete BSN within 24 months of start date 
  • Minimum Licensure/ Certification Requirement:
    • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Virginia or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Virginia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification from the American Heart Association required upon start

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Certification as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or achieved IBCLC within 1 year of hire
  • 2 years of experience

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