Well Baby Hospital Liaison - Welcome Baby (FT Days)
MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
August 2, 2018
Long Beach, California
Full Time - Experienced
At MemorialCare, we believe in providing extraordinary health care to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. MemorialCare stands for excellence in Health Care. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.
MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is the second largest and one of only eight free-standing children’s hospitals in California. The Memorial Care Center for Women is home to one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in California. We are the embodiment of MemorialCare’s commitment to the health care needs of children and their families. Our unique environment allows for a range of medical services, from childhood to adulthood, to be structured under one roof. Our talented professionals use advanced technology and inspiring teamwork to make our vision of care a reality for thousands of individuals.
The Welcome Baby (WB) Program is a free, voluntary home visitation program which includes visits with the family prenatally, in the hospital, and during the postpartum period. The purpose of the program is to provide primary health prevention, parent education, and to invite and welcome families into an array of services and support elements developed in their community. As a key member of the team, the hospital liaison will be based in the hospital setting, working to engage all families after delivery, and enroll new families into the program. They will work closely with the WB nurse and Parent Coaches to ensure continuation of services after maternal/infant hospital discharge. Responsibilities include conducting an assessment with each eligible client, observing parent infant interaction; assessing involvement of partner, level of social support, infant feeding, maternal depression and providing breastfeeding support and newborn health education in a culturally sensitive manner.
Experience in maternal and newborn services, and/or early childhood education preferred.
Previous work experience in hospital setting or MD office a plus.
Speak and understand English well, bilingually proficient in Spanish preferred.
Experience with computer software programs as well as data entry.
Bachelor's degree in child development, social work, or related field preferred and/or experience in maternal and newborn health services.
Must be a Certified Lactation Educator or willing to complete the certification process as a condition of hire.
Must have current Basic Life Support (CPR & AED) certification by the American Heart Association, or willing to obtain as a condition of hire.
Must possess and maintain a valid California State Driver's License, valid vehicle registration, and liability insurance.