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SIDRA3494 - Lactation Consultants

Department: Women's Services Div
Division: Women's Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

DEPARTMENT/SERVICE PROFILE: Our family-centered friendly environment is a 399 bed state-of-the-art hospital serving both Qatari and international women, children and their families.  Our experienced staff operates within a blended model of care supported by the best evidence-based world class technology. The  health service delivery teams work collaboratively to provide optimal care in a high-performing environment where patient and family outcomes, and family and employee satisfaction are core values.  Clinical research with an emphasis on education, quality improvements, and patient and family safety is an integral part of each unit’s profile.
JOB SUMMARY: The Lactation Consultant is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who has the direct operational responsibility for offering consultations to breastfeeding mothers in the hospital setting. The Lactation Service and Lactation Consultant activity provides inpatient support to breastfeeding mothers, regardless of inpatient location, as well as an Outpatient/Outreach program that provides clients with direct access to education, consultation, follow-up, and community resources in the preconception, prenatal, and postnatal periods.    
  • Provides lactation support and services to breastfeeding mothers/infants upon physician, nurse, or patient referral/request

  • Addresses maternal and family feeding preferences while respecting the individual family’s breastfeeding goals

  • Teaches, coaches, supports breastfeeding mothers utilizing evidence-based practice, using Sidra approved educational resources

  • Teaches, coaches, supports, and mentors Sidra nursing staff and other healthcare professionals to promote evidence-based clinical practice related to human lactation, and to support breastfeeding for mother-infant dyads

  • Assesses community need for breastfeeding education, and participates/teaches in programs to address needs

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in research, and quality improvement opportunities that will advance the knowledge base and practice of lactation services

  • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence based standards of practice, guidelines, policies, procedures, care plans, educational materials and protocols within area of lactation

  • Serve as a consultant to nursing, members of the healthcare community, and to the larger community in areas of lactation

  • Participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and projects in lactation and breastfeeding to meet goals and objectives of Sidra, the community and the Qatar National Health Strategy

  • Is a role model of  professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking,  problem-solving skills and self-development

  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations

  • Consultant ensures that recruiting, commissioning, on-boarding, orientation and service activation responsibilities are carried out in accordance with project plans and timelines and which may extend into hospital operations 

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s values       

  • In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary                                                                                                                                                                   



  • Bachelor’s Degree or 3 Year Diploma in Nursing


  • Registered Midwife (3 year graduate programme or equivalent)


  • 4+ years of experience, inclusive of 2 years progressive consultancy experience within relevant specialty from an accredited healthcare institution

Certification and Licensure

  • IBCLC Certification by International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners (IBLCE)
  • Current RN Licensure
  • Current BLS and NRP


 Job Specific Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development specific to the mothers and their infants
  • Demonstrated lactation education skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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