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RN- Lactation- Registered Nurse

We Are Hiring

Title: RN- Lactation- Registered Nurse


City, State:  Nashville, TN

Location:  St Thomas Midtown Hospital 

Department:  Lactation Center 001

Additional Job Details:  Part-Time, Evening

Why Join Ascension?

About Saint Thomas Midtown: 


Largest obstetrical program in Tennessee, region and Ascension Health with 6,600 births annually

58,000+ ED visits

State of the art, newly renovated orthopedic institute

Newly opened comprehensive cancer institute

Robust robotic surgical program


What Ascension Saint Thomas has to offer:


Power of Purpose: 

For us, work is more than the place we go each day. It’s an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients. Our innovative spirit impacts and influences the community that we serve. 


Culture of Teamwork: 

We encourage diversity of talents while offering the support of a multidisciplinary team. 


Professional Development: 

By supporting our associates and their professional development, we ultimately enhance the care and services we provide to the community. Through this development, our associates find new opportunities for career advancement.



Ascension Saint Thomas provides a competitive compensation package inclusive of a wide range of flexible benefit options. We support work-life balance through generous paid time off and encourage spirituality in the workplace. 


Innovative Environment: 

We are a progressive, stable company with 120 years of experience in delivering world-class personalized care. At Ascension Saint Thomas, we are actively trying new solutions to help overcome some of healthcare’s toughest challenges.

Ascension Saint Thomas is the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee and is a part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system. We are committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

What You Will Do

As a Lactation RN at Saint Thomas Midtown you will provide breastfeeding support, assist with lactation care, and educate patients to overcome obstacles and concerns with breastfeeding. This position does require that you have your CLC or IBCLC. 


  • Assess breastfeeding sessions including the newborn’s latch, milk transfer, and position.

  • Assess newborn for adequate milk intake, appropriate weight gain, and jaundice.

  • Educate the patient about breastfeeding techniques, breast pumping methods, and breast milk storage.

  • Educate patient about baby feeding cues, normal stools, and feeding concerns.

  • Assist with troubleshooting for painful latch or nipples, poor milk transfer, or breast refusal.

  • Provide referrals for babies with poor weight gain, observed tongue and lip tie, and any medical newborn conditions.

  • Provide breastfeeding support, encouragement, and care for postpartum patients.

  • Educate mom how to record newborn feeding schedules and wet and dirty diapers.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • Certification specializing in Neonatal Resuscitation obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Certification specializing in The S.T.A.B.L.E Program credentialed from the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Registered Nurse obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • One or more of the following:
      • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider. 

    • CLC Required 

      • IBCLC is preferred 

Work Experience:

  • At least 1 year of Lactation Education experience is preferred.


  • Diploma 
    • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required


Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.  Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion. 

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Saint Thomas Health participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (link to E-verify site) 

Job ID: 374085
Category: Nursing
Facility: TNNAS ST Midtown Hospital
Ministry: Saint Thomas Health, TN
Location: Nashville, TN

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