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Swedish Health Services Childbirth Educator - Lytle Center in Seattle, Washington


Childbirth Educator - Lytle Center @ Swedish First Hill

Per Diem

Evening Shift

This position functions to meet the educational needs of expectant and new families and their support networks. In meeting these needs, this position assists families in the process of transitioning from the role of expectant parents to the role of parents responsible for care of their newborns. This position provides education by utilizing a process including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Swedish First Hill and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

  • Assesses the individual educational needs of each expectant family.

  • Recognizes the age and developmental level of each expectant family member as relevant factors and applies appropriate decision-making skills in assessing, planning, and providing education for the family.

  • Utilizes information obtained from the client, her significant other, and/or healthcare team member to identify any potential problems, risk factors, or other needs of the expectant family.

  • Using the instructor manual and/or formal class outline as a basis for class structure, develops and adapts class content to meet the individual needs of class participants, ensuring that objectives/expected outcomes can be met.

  • Plans teaching strategies, mixer techniques, and use of audio-visual materials based on principles of adult learning and the ages and developmental levels of class participants, adhering to the class outline and timeframe guidelines.

  • Speaks clearly and effectively within a presentation that is accurate, impartial, unbiased, respectful, and relaxed.

  • Provides current information regarding the perinatal period in an organized, logical manner.

  • Provides an atmosphere conducive to learning.

  • Is approachable, accepting, and supportive of different viewpoints and ideas.

  • Encourages the expectant mother and/or her significant other(s) to actively participate in order to meet their learning needs.

  • Initiates referrals and plans strategies for addressing identified problems with other members of the healthcare team.

  • Provides documentation when necessary.

  • Evaluates client’s and family’s response to their education.

  • Initiates independent and/or collaborative changes in teaching style as indicated. Facilitates changes in educational content in collaboration with peers as needed. Delivers education based on the principles of adult learning.

  • Is an advocate for expectant and new families. Utilizes resources, when applicable to meet the needs of expectant and new families.

  • Communicates effectively with the expectant or new mother, her significant other(s), and her support network.

  • Demonstrates teaching skills by delivering the information with accuracy and efficiency and confirming understanding by class participants.

  • Documents complete and accurate information when necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree: In related field or

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience in childbirth education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of formal childbirth education training program.

  • Upon hire: Certification by a nationally recognized childbirth education organization

  • Six months: Teaching experience.

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally, and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish, named a LinkedIn Top Company to grow your career, employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 219023
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Clinical Education
Job Function: Clinical Support
Job Schedule: Per-Diem
Job Shift: Evening
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 3901 SFH LYTLE CENTER
Address: WA Seattle 801 Broadway
Work Location: Swedish First Hill 801 Broadway-Seattle
Pay Range: $30.48 - $49.21
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Swedish Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.