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.8 FTE RN Lactation Specialist Job ThedaCare Neenah

Why ThedaCare?   

Living A Life Inspired!

Our new vision at ThedaCare is bold, ambitious, and ignited by a shared passion to provide outstanding care. We are inspired to reinvent health care by becoming a proactive partner in health, enriching the lives of all and creating value in everything we do. Each of us are called to take action in delivering higher standards of care, lower costs and a healthier future for our patients, our families, our communities and our world. 

At ThedaCare, our team members are empowered to be the catalyst of change through our values of compassion, excellence, leadership, innovation, and agility.  A career means much more than excellent compensation and benefits. Our team members are supported by continued opportunities for learning and development, accessible and transparent leadership, and a commitment to work/life balance. If you’re interested in joining a health care system that is changing the face of care and well-being in our community, we encourage you to explore a future with ThedaCare.

Benefits, with a whole-person approach to wellness –

  • Lifestyle Engagement
    • e.g. health coaches, relaxation rooms, health focused apps (Wonder, Ripple), mental health support  
  • Access & Affordability
    • e.g. minimal or zero copays, team member cost sharing premiums, daycare

About ThedaCare!

Summary :

The RN Lactation Specialist provides lactation consultation expertise to OB patients. Serves as a resource to ThedaCare team members and other health care professionals in the community. Updates policies and procedures to reflect evidence-based best practices in lactation.

Job Description:

**Flexible hours for this position**

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Assesses, diagnoses, plans, implements, and evaluates patient’s status to create an individualized holistic plan of care that includes cultural diversity and special needs appropriate to the patient population served. 2. In conjunction with the provider, applies critical thinking to evaluate, plan, and implement a comprehensive lactation care plan that provides infant nutrition and breast care, and that meets patient/family wishes. 3. Supports the progression of care by coaching others to follow evidence-based practice as the patient moves across the continuum of pre- and post-hospitalization. 4. Identifies and coordinates the need and use of any appropriate and approved evidence-based resources to aid in lactation. 5. Collaborates with multiple disciplines to effectively and efficiently provide patient care and achieve the desired patient outcomes for lactation. 6. Knows and understand the expertise of disciplines outside of nursing and encourages their involvement in the patient plan of care. 7. Respectfully addresses situations or decisions to ensure patient’s concerns or needs are met. Demonstrates professional and therapeutic relationship with patients, families, and providers. 8. Recognizes patient and family education needs with regard to lactation, assesses patient and family readiness to learn, and organizes and executes individualized teaching plans. Evaluates learning and works collaboratively with the patient, family, and care team to develop strategies to meet the learning needs.

QUALIFICATIONS: • A licensed, board certified, health professional (RN, LPN, APRN, physician, etc.) or a bachelor’s degree or higher per The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and/or International Board Certified Lactation Counselor (IBCLC) • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing, and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of fifty (50) pounds without assistance. • Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties.


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Scheduled FTE:



ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah – Neenah,Wisconsin

Overtime Exempt:


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Breastfeeding Study Recruitment

African American mothers with breastfeeding experience within the last 2 years are needed to test the functionality of a new breastfeeding app to improve access to culturally relevant support. See the attached flyer for more information and pre-screen survey. Please share with your breastfeeding community.

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TWO .5 Lactation Specialist positions at Thedacare

Thedacare Regional Medical Center Neenah is hiring TWO .5 FTE positions.

Apply at the link above. Flexible hours, fun and experienced co-workers, active Work pace, benefits eligible.

Contact Jill Nettekoven at or Samantha Metko at for more information

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Cafe MKE Open to all Wisconsin Families Dr. Whitney Hamilton rescheduled to September 8th.

Cafe MKE August 25, 2022 Rescheduled for September 8, 2022  Unfortunately Dr. Hamilton is ill and will not be able to present 8/25 as planned. The link for September 8, 2022 is below.

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Strong Baby Resource Fair MKE

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WI-INTUIT non-surgical treatment of women with Urinary Incontinence

Hello all! Please check out the letter and information below. If you know Providers in your area that work with women with urinary incontinence, please consider sharing this information. You can find FAQs and a flyer at this website

WI-INTUIT – Ob-Gyn UW-Madison (

• Over 60 percent of women experience UI
• The majority do not seek care
• Women want their clinicians to talk to them about UI



HEADLINE: Wisconsin researchers receive $3 million grant to help women with bladder health

INFO: University of Wisconsin–Madison, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and MetaStar, Inc. has received one of five grants funded nationally to support primary care practices to improve screening and treatment for urinary incontinence in women. The research is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and is the latest in a series of large multi-center grants to support primary care quality improvement efforts EvidenceNOW: Managing Urinary Incontinence | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (

The Wisconsin research leadership team includes a urogynecologist, UW–Madison Associate Professor Dr. Heidi Brown, MD, MAS, a primary care physician, MCW Professor Dr. Joan Neuner, MD, MPH, and patient-reported outcomes measurement expert, MCW Professor Kathryn Flynn, PhD.  Their approach is unique among the five funded projects nationally because they seek to enroll and support diverse primary care practices across the state rather than focusing on practices within large health systems.

“Even though more than 60% of women experience urinary incontinence,” says Dr. Brown, “it remains vastly under-treated condition. Patients want their healthcare providers to start the conversation, but most of us are too busy to make it a routine part of our practice. Our goal is to support primary care providers to address incontinence without overburdening them at a time when they are busier than ever.”

The three-year research project started in February 2022 and will be enrolling primary care practices across WI for the next six months. To learn more, visit

Open letter to Providers

Hope your summer is going well! I’m working on a new project that I thought might be of interest to your clinic and female patients in your community.

Over 50 percent of adult Wisconsin women suffer from urinary incontinence, but most women go undiagnosed. MetaStar is collaborating with UW-Health and Medical College of Wisconsin on this new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded Initiative to assist primary care to better screen and treat urinary incontinence in women. I’ve attached a one-page flyer and FAQ document that provides an overview of the project or you can visit our website: WI-INTUIT – Ob-Gyn UW-Madison (

The goal of the project is to work with 50 primary care practices across Wisconsin, including underserved communities. Each participating practice will receive $3,000 in addition to free expert quality improvement support, technical assistance, and resources. While the focus of the project is urinary incontinence, many of the project activities can be applied to do quality improvement (QI) on other topics of importance to primary care. Participation in this project can also help clinicians meet their QI maintenance of certification requirement.

I’d be happy to facilitate a meeting with a primary investigator to discuss how this may align with your clinic’s goals. If you aren’t the decision maker on QI Projects, please feel free to forward this information or let me know who is the correct contact.

Have a great day!

Lori Ann Manteufel

Project Specialist

MetaStar, Inc.

2909 Landmark Place

Madison, WI 53713

Phone (608) 441-8218

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Evidence-based psychological and pharmacological interventions for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.


Rogers Behavioral Health invites you to join us for our next webinar, “Evidence-based psychological and pharmacological interventions for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.” By attending this free, interactive, live 90-minute presentation, you can earn 1.5 CE credits.

“Evidence-based psychological and pharmacological interventions for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders” will take place on Friday, August 26 from 1 to 2:30 pm ET (12 pm CT / 10 am PT). Led by Ajeng Puspitasari, PhD, LP, ABPP, and Hemalatha Rajanna, MD, this webinar will explore the socioeconomic impact of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), barriers to treatment, and evidence-based interventions.
Learn more and register
Space is limited – register soon!

When registering, please fill in all information requested (you will need to scroll down to answer all questions) before clicking Place Order. Please note that each individual must register separately to be eligible for CE credit. Upon successfully registering, you will receive a confirmation email from CE-Go (, not Rogers. If you do not see this email, please be sure to check your spam/junk folder.

I hope you’ll join us for this excellent opportunity to earn 1.5 CE credits. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the presentation will be available in the Resources section of our website; however CE credits will not be awarded for viewing the recording.

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A Series of Conversations with Indigenous International Board Certified Lactation Consultants

Hello friends! Please share this email with your networks, especially those that work in healthcare organizations that serve Indigenous lactating people. Thank you!

Please join us!

If you work in a space that serves Indigenous birthing parents, please join us in a series of conversations with two Indigenous International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), Camie Jae Goldhammer and Kimberly Moore-Salas. Camie (Sisseton-Wahpeton) is based in Seattle and started the Indigenous Lactation Counselor training program as a way to arm Indigenous people with foundational lactation education so that they can provide clinical lactation support in their own communities. Camie facilitates these trainings with her friend, Kim (Diné), who previously worked as an IBCLC in a hospital setting. Together, their years of experience working in communities in lactation support, combined with their Indigenous backgrounds provides a wealth of knowledge and understanding that is transforming how care is provided to Indigenous life givers (birthing parents). 

This webinar series is a component of the Nooni Project, a grant funded project developed by PhD student Angie Sanchez, funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and advised by Dr. Sue Grady, Michigan State University. The webinars will be recorded and posted on the Nooni Project website for future viewings. Please contact Angie Sanchez with any questions that you may have.


Wednesday, 7/27 

A Facilitated Conversation with Indigenous Breastfeeding Parents


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Historical & Intergenerational Trauma 


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Conversations with Indigenous IBCLCs: The First Feed



Thursday, 7/28

Substances & Milk


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Conversations with Indigenous Breastfeeding Parents: When Things Didn’t Go As Planned


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Indigenous Birth Practices


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Friday, 7/29 

Ask an Indigenous IBCLC Anything


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Time to Get Real: How We as Healthcare Providers Are Harming Indigenous Families When It Comes to Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding?


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Conversations with Indigenous IBCLCs: How Milk is Made & Milk Supply


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Cafe MKE July 2022

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Cafe MKE

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