Present breastfeeding and early parenting classes to pregnant individuals and their families to include the following topics: family-centered care; emotional changes; breastfeeding; infant feeding; newborn care, and early parenting.
Assist pregnant families to discover and use strategies that facilitate safe, natural and healthy breastfeeding and early parenting.
Promote attachment between babies and their families by providing information about the capabilities and needs of the newborn and the parents.
Act as an advocate to promote safe, natural, healthy and fulfilling childbearing experience for women and their families.
Set up classroom, obtain supplies and equipment, manage classroom with up to 60 participants.
Promotes ongoing learning and improvement in self and program. Evaluates educational efforts to recommend alternatives that will promote continuous improvement. May participate in the development, review, revision and distribution of relevant education materials. Utilizes education materials and methodologies as reviewed and approved by the Childbirth and Early Parenting Educator group, Center for Women\u2019s Health, Oregon Health and Science University. Maintains a current knowledge base within the area of expertise.
Maintains effective communication with other educators, health care providers and staff to facilitate a consistent educational program for individual clients. Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to hospital policies.
Maintains and utilizes knowledge base in providing education to clients. Works collaboratively with other educators, health care providers and staff to advocate for and facilitate optimal health through education. Identifies areas and subjects for ongoing personal and team development. Obtain information regarding program through attendance at staff meetings and written updates. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment, in a manner that utilizes flexibility in scheduling, work hours and approach.
Other duties as assigned.
The above key responsibilities & performance standards represent work performed by this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific key responsibility or performance standard will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of the position.
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