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CommonSpirit Health Childbirth Educator in CORNING, Iowa

Overview

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Responsibilities

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT ABILITIES:

Maintains clinical competence and instructional skills through attendance at continuing education programs or specialty certification.

May be responsible to facilitate the following classes:

  • Breastfeeding

  • Multiple Blessings

  • New Parent

  • Newborn Care

  • Prepared Childbirth

  • Early Pregnancy

  • Childbirth Refresher

  • Toddler Talk

  • Miscellaneous childbirth classes as added to the curriculum

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews/revises class content as needed in collaboration with BE Coordinator.

  • Keeps accurate class log and submits information to the BE Coordinator.

  • Knowledgeable about class content and able to field related questions.

  • Maintains appropriate audio-visual displays and is knowledgeable about use of audio-visual equipment.

  • Knowledgeable about adult learning patterns.

  • Conducts classes in an orderly and timely manner. Starts promptly and finishes on time.

  • Confident in managing group dynamics.

  • Maintains instructor dress code as defined in policy.

  • Self-directing and accountable in maintaining a good instructor attendance record.

  • Able to function as an independent, competent instructor in assigned classes and programs.

  • Participates in quality screening by having class participants complete an evaluation of the learning experience at the end of each class series.

  • Maintains a class roster and is accountable to assist in notifying class participants if class needs to be canceled due to adverse weather conditions or if other unanticipated conditions arise.

  • Accountable for assembling or assuring that education handouts are available.

  • Available as a resource person for the clinical staff to assist in education of the inpatient with special needs or questions.

  • Makes recommendations to the Director of Maternal Services and/or Childbirth Education Coordinator for appropriate reference books to have on the unit for clinical staff and BE educators.

  • Provides for confidentiality of participant information and records.

  • Assures participant rights.

  • Recognizes the participant with special needs and seeks avenues to meet those needs within the community.

  • Employs safe practice by being knowledgeable about fire regulations, disaster plans, established infection control policies, and electrical safety.

  • Maintains working knowledge of department protocol as they relate to the care of the mother and infant.

  • Participates in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

  • Demonstrates work practices consistent with CHI Health and department-specific safety, security and infection control policies.

  • Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.

Qualifications

Experience

Experience as a clinical provider in the Maternal Child Health field with a minimum of one year experience in maternal newborn nursing and/or labor and delivery or previous experience as an instructor in childbirth education preferred.

Education/ License Requirements

Preferred/ Recommended:

Professional licensure as an active RN license or inactive with previous obstetric experience, or LPN in Nebraska or Iowa, or certification through a professional organization related to Lamaze Education, Lactation Support Education, or Specialty Certification in the Maternal Child area, preferably one of the following certifications: B.E.S.T, ICEA, ASPO, and Certified Breastfeeding Educator.

Required:

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications through the American Heart Association:

Recommended Skills

Ongoing continuing education attendance related to childbirth or parenting education programs or curriculum development.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Must possess strong knowledge of processes associated with Maternal Child Medicine and Care. As an educator, must be aware of components associated with adult learning, have a comfort level with speaking in front of groups of people, and be able to comfortably interact with people. Must possess ability to direct group dynamics to maintain a positive group experience. Must be self-assured and able to function independently.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-109573

Employment Type Part Time

Department Lactation Education

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility CHI Health

Shift Varied

Standard Hours PRN

Work Schedule Varies

Location IA-CORNING

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