Hello allnurses community. I'm looking for some insight on my situation. I did a search but did not find a thread similar to my situation.
I'm an RN working in LTC and looking to go back to a more acute setting. I have submitted applications to inpatient acute care jobs and even some outpatient clinics in hospital settings.
I have a 5 month old baby and I absolutely need this new job to be compatible with continuing to breastfeed my child. My current job supplies me with a private room to pump, although I have difficulties making the time to do so as I get behind in my work. I'm not sure if I should bring up my need for breaks and a private room during my interview, or if I should only disclose this need once the job is offered to me.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires employers of 50 people or more to provide breaks and a private area to pump, but I honestly don't think most employers are aware of this. I think I may find some managers who will tell me I may have trouble working pumping into my day.
What are your thoughts?