Lactation Consultant

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Lactation Consultant - Breastfeeding Service Royal Women's Hospital
Ongoing Position - 32 hours per week

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

The Breastfeeding Service provides a range of lactation services across the entire hospital.

Your contribution

The midwife/nurse lactation consultant is a member of the Breastfeeding Service team. The LC is provide expert professional support and clinical services on lactation and breastfeeding issues. With the support of the Breastfeeding Service medical officer and Clinical Midwife/nurse Consultant (CMC) lactation, the midwife/nurse lactation consultant provides best practice clinical care within the Breastfeeding Service. The Lactation Consultant provides inpatient, outpatient, maternity, neonatal, and Emergency settings at the Royal Women's Hospital.

The midwife/nurse lactation consultant supports the education of students and health professionals on clinical placement in the Breastfeeding Service.

The midwife/nurse lactation consultant will advocate for and advance the status of the Women's as a Baby Friendly Hospital according to WHO guidelines. The midwife/nurse lactation consultant will ensure that the service is woman focused, integrated, consistent and evidence-based.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Provide Lactation Consultant services to inpatients and outpatients

  • Provide Lactation Consultant services to neonates in RWH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Display exceptional team work and communication skills

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Current IBCLC Registration

  • LC Experience in tertiary setting

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit:

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.