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Prenatal Educator (Per Diem)

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Prenatal Educator teaches, educates and prepare families in advance of having a baby and to help them be successful in caring for their newborns. He/she will function as an educator for patients of all ages. This includes teaching and facilitating support groups at any of St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network facilities. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as instructor for prenatal classes and support groups as scheduled and utilizes current evidence based research to support principles of education and practice. -
  • Secures and maintains appropriate materials and equipment for utilization in classroom environment. -
  • Assures materials are available and promptly returns materials and equipment to the appropriate department.
  • Maintains detailed documentation of class attendance and collects class fees, if necessary shares observations and improvement ideas for classes and programs with Coordinator, Prenatal Education Programs.
  • Participates in the periodic review of program materials and overall program effectiveness.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinator, Prenatal Education Programs and other educators to evaluate services offered and support program development.
  • Periodically serves as back-up instructor for other instructors.
  • Maintains cooperative relationships and communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with patients, families, community members, and other health professionals. - Listens and promotes expression of diverse opinions and perspectives to individuals and families in an unbiased manner, respecting other points of view. - PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: - Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. - Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. - Walk to 6 hours per day, 20 minutes at a time. - Frequent use of hands and fingers. - Occasionally -lift, carry, and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. - Frequently stoops and bends. - Frequently reaches above shoulder level. - Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. - Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. - Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision. - Must have the ability to hear normal conversation. EDUCATION: - - IBCLC, certified lactation counselor, or registered nurse with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania with obstetrical experience preferred. Experience in labor and delivery, newborn and postpartum care preferred. - Certified childbirth educator with demonstrated experience and knowledge of breastfeeding support a plus. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: - At least three year experience in working in an obstetrical setting. - Ability to engage and maintain constructive relationship with diverse populations. - Instructor trained in obstetrics or childbirth education preferred. -Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Prenatal Educator (Per Diem), Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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