Childbirth Educator

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 63182

Job Description:

Under general supervision, develops, coordinates and presents childbirth education programs for the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides accurate information about the physiology, psychology, and sociology of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and early parenthood.
  2. Provides skills to assist women and their support persons to cope with pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and early parenthood.
  3. Acts as a facilitator who helps couples better understand and value their experience as they transition into parenthood.
  4. Provides an avenue for communication between the pregnant women and other members of the health care team.
  5. Serves as an advocate for pregnant women, their partners and infants.
  6. Communicates accurate information about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and early parenthood in a clear, concise, understandable manner
  7. Serves as a resource to the community by developing and planning programs in response to identified needs
  8. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
  9. Attends meetings as required.
  10. Performs other related duties as identified.
  11. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  12. Enhances professional growth and development through advanced/continuing education to maintain up-to-date knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  13. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years in OB specialty (labor and delivery, maternity, NICU)
    • Pref. Field Of ExpertiseExperience as an educator in a health related field/organization
    • Pref. Cert/RegistrationRegistration and current RN license in PA; CPR certification
  • Minimum Education:
    • Diploma in Nursing or Associate's Degree
  • Skills:
    • OtherKnowledge of adult and childhood educational principles
    • Strong communications skills
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)