Childbirth Educator

Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Health System
Arlington, VA
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Full Time
Childbirth Educator Virginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its nurses and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients. At Virginia Hospital Center, our nursing staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the nursing profession. Nurses at Virginia Hospital Center are recognized for excellence in patient care by patients and by national and regional organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is among the 7% of hospital staffs nationwide that achieve the Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, signifying the highest level of recognition in nursing excellence. The registered professional nurse is responsible for providing childbirth education to expectant parents. This instruction includes a healthy pregnancy, the childbirth process, breastfeeding, parenting, and the post partum period. The position requires intimate knowledge of both department and hospital policies and procedures relevant to the delivery of care at Virginia Hospital Center. The ability to communicate and present information about the childbirth process in an effective manner is essential. Must stay current with changes in labor and delivery technology and in the post-partum period. Reviews class participant list and coordinates with conference center staff to resolve discrepancies with registration. Reviews class material and recommends changes to current curriculum and materials used based on educational standards. Assesses client responses to instruction and classes. Reviews class evaluations and makes recommendations to the corrdinator about the curriculum. Recognizes the principles of adult learning and communicates effectively with expectant parents. Acts as a resource to couples following didactic class time. Bachelor's in a related field is required. A Current RN License in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred. Current BLS as defined by the American Heart Association. Certification in Childbirth Education is preferred. 1 year Child/Maternal experience required.

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