Childbirth Educator RN

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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 7/19/2017

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Must be willing to travel to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide prenatal education to expectant parents. This will primarily be done in a formal, structured group, or classroom setting, but many also be conducted in a one-to one less formal interaction. This position requires a high-level individual with excellent presentation skills, a clinical background in labor and delivery as well as other maternal/newborn areas, and the fluidity and savvy to assess and monitor the culture and tone of each class, responding seamlessly to changing group dynamics to provide the optimal education experience. Provides childbirth preparation and other related prenatal education to expectant couples in a classroom setting, via the Great Expectations or Great Expectations Refresher curriculum. Works with department leadership team to review and update class curriculum to reflect changing clinical practice recommendations. Identifies learning needs and provides individualized instruction based on the needs of the group. Evaluates the effectiveness of the teaching intervention and adjusts the teaching accordingly. Utilizes and projects an empowerment model that fosters positive health decision making and self-management of diseases and conditions. In collaboration with other department colleagues and NMH staff, assists in planning, implementing, and evaluating womens health programs for the community. Special projects as identified or assigned. A strong customer service orientation, superior analytical and problem solving skills, decisiveness, and excellent oral and communication skills are prerequisites for success. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work productively in a fluid, team-oriented environment, and will organize time independently and effectively. A commitment to personal continuing education is essential to stay up to date on current childbirth trends and hospital procedures/updates. Requires the individual to be comfortable and proficient in using a variety of audio visual equipment, including use of a laptop and the ability to navigate through a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Requires the ability to push, pull, and lift up to twenty-five pounds in order to set up the equipment needed for the group classes. AA/EOE.

* Registered nurse through IL Dept. of Professional Regulation Certification in one or more major education specialties, such as BLS instructor per AHA or certified childbirth educator through ICEA, PCE, Lamaze, etc.


* 1-2 years group teaching experience, at least one year of labor and delivery staff RN experience or postpartum nursing experience, depending on area of program focus for the department.


* RN specialty certification in a maternal/child clinical area.