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Lactation Consultant

Mercy Health - Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin



Would you like to join a dynamic autonomous team?

Would you like to share your expert LC skills and join a dedicated specialised team that are committed to the Breast Feeding Hospital Initiative (BFHI) standards

  • The Lactation consultant will rotate through the Postnatal Ward, Nursery, Out patients Clinic, and Milk Bank at Mercy Hospital for Women.
  • Provide Quality Breastfeeding support to mothers, babies and their families who seek assistance with the establishment of lactation and ongoing management to achieve holistic family centred care
  • Support Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in both the antenatal and postnatal period regarding infant feeding.
  • Work autonomous in your role as a consultant to support the Women’s and children’s Program.
  • Develop and deliver education programs for all staff. Review and update all policy and procedures across Mercy Health.


  • Nursing /Midwifery Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner regulation Agency (APHRA)
  • International Board certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience as a Lactation Consultant.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse, multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work within the guidelines of the BFHI
  • Strong advocate for education and the ability to impart your knowledge and teach all health professions and patients.


Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women's health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and have a zero tolerance of any form of child abuse.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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