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Under the supervision of the Education Coordinator for the Childbirth Education Program, the Childbirth Educator is responsible for providing education to women who are currently or recently pregnant and their families.



  • 1. Establishes a professional rapport and empowers women to make informed choices.
  • 2. Demonstrates a strong understanding of adult learning principles, current clinical care and leadership.
  • 3. Demonstrates strong communication skills.
  • 4. Assesses participants level of understanding and adapts instruction to benefit the participants.
  • 5. Contributes verbal and written feedback to the Childbirth Education Coordinator in regards to program development and needs. .
  • 6. Facilitates and models development of critical thinking, problem solving and communications skills among the students.
  • 7. Promotes professional self-development and enhances expertise through literature reviews and attendance at conferences related to prenatal education, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
  • 8. Collaborates with Childbirth Education Coordinator to assure that appropriate level of instruction and content is planned and executed.
  • 9. Assists in the review of class content to assure the information provided accurately reflects current practice and evidence.
  • 10. Serves as a resource for staff regarding community services available to prenatal patients.
  • 11. Promotes effective working relationships interdepartmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  • 12. Reinforces behaviors consistent with customer service standards.
  • 13. Collaborates on departmental projects related to prenatal care, childbirth and lactation services.
  • 14. Supports leadership in ensuring that excellent customer service standards are met.
  • 15. Assists in the care and maintenance of instructional materials, equipment and class records.
  • 16. Negotiates a personal development plan based on self-evaluation and peer review.
  • 17. In collaboration with the Childbirth Education Coordinator, assists with the development and implementation of performance improvement plans when needed.
  • 18. Performs other related work as assigned or required.




BSN preferred.




2-3 years of clinical experience in perinatal healthcare.




RN Licensure required. National certification in Childbirth Education preferred




Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.


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