Providence Health & Services RN - Lactation in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Per Diem, 8 Hour Day Shift, Registered Nurse to Lactation in the Labor and Delivery Department at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington.

Accountable for the direct and indirect care for infants and women both in the inpatient or outpatient clinic setting. Develops feeding plans to address the nutritional needs of the infant that may include but is not limited to breastfeeding support, breast pumping support, and supplementation as appropriate. Provides lactation support and education to inpatients. Provides lactation support and education as directed by referral in the outpatient clinic setting after discharge. Performs all duties in a manner that supports team concept caring and respect reflecting the philosophy of the Department of nursing and the Sisters of Providence Mission. Demonstrates personal and interpersonal qualities that support the Core Values of Providence Health & Services.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire.

  • All Registered Nurses without a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing must obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or higher within 3 years of hire.

  • A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN

  • Active Washington state RN license.

  • Experience providing lactation care in a Labor and Delivery, Post-Partum, or SCN department or in an outpatient mother baby clinical setting.

  • Knowledge of community resources related to lactation services and programs.

  • Current IBCLC (International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants) certification upon hire.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. Card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), or Military Training Network (MTN) upon hire.

Other Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills to relate to families, community, and other disciplines, including physicians. Work schedule varies to meet department needs. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care of infants and postpartum women during the course of breastfeeding. Demonstrated ability to work independently and on interdepartmental healthcare teams. Ability to use personal computer and software applications.


About the hospital you will serve:

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Labor & Delivery/Obstetric Nursing

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 204554