Breast Feeding Support Lactation Consultant

Job posted: 12/02/2024
Applications close: 25/02/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Central Gippsland Health Service

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 13859

Reference: 13859

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Friendly and dynamic team
  • Permanent part-time hours available

About Department

Central Gippsland Health Service (CGHS) is a subregional health service and the major provider of health and aged care services in the Wellington Shire. We serve an immediate population of approximately 42,000 in Central Gippsland, and reach a wider community in East Gippsland and parts of South Gippsland in terms of more specialized services such as perinatal services, critical care and surgery.
CGHS is unusual being both a sub-regional and an integrated health service, providing a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary services, including a comprehensive range of HACC services, through to adult intensive, coronary care and level 2 neonatal care.

About the Role

Coordinate the CGHS Breastfeeding Support Service. This will involve supporting the establishment of breast feeding and helping to overcome breast feeding difficulties, with the mother being the key person setting goals. This will primarily be done by:

  • Assisting women in the Wellington Shire, to enhance their health and wellbeing, as well as the health and wellbeing of their children, by providing accessible community based education around supporting the nutrition of babies/young children.
  • Leading and supporting the implementation of contemporary breast feeding practices across Central Gippsland Health Service, through working collaboratively with relevant clinical areas, including the Women’s and Children’s Unit, the Maternal and Child Health Service and with the Professional Development Unit. This will include taking a leadership role in policy and procedure development.
  • This position is for a total of 12 hours per week – 8 hours of this time will be spent in the community setting providing client consultations; the remaining 4 hours will be spent linking with the acute setting to both assist inpatients in breastfeeding practices, and also to work with the relevant staff to implement contemporary breast feeding practices across the organisation.


  • Complete appropriate client documentation, ensuring progress notes and regular evaluation criteria are met.
  • Ensure that the mother is at the centre of setting goals for their care, which will involve ensuring that they mother receives and understands the information they require about the service.
  • Promote the use of available community resources to complement the program.
  • Ensure the timely completion of relevant reports, including regular internal client activity reports and data reports for funding bodies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Registration with the Victorian Nurses Board as a Registered Nurse Division 1
  • Current Lactation Consultant certificate or working towards


  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application
  • Statement addressing Selection Criteria including qualifications, experience and Mandatory Job Requirement Criteria Requirements as outlined in the position description

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate and obtaining a Working with Children Check.

At CGH we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, beliefs, identities and abilities, with inclusion and diversity being essential to our mission and reflective of the community we serve.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Breast Feeding Support Lactation Consultant

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Kim Costin - (03) 5143 8150
Kellie GARTUNG - (03) 5143 8150

Breast Feeding Support Lactation Consultant