Patient Education - Baystate Health

Req#: R31406
Category(s): Education, Patient Education
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’s premier healthcare provider, and home to Baystate Medical Center (BMC), a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence is looking for a Parent Education Instructor to join our Women's Services and Baystate Children's Hospital team!

Summary Description:

Parent Education Instructor has knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Participates in patient rounding for Baystate’s Babies with a focus on postpartum education, support and newborn care. 

May participate in the implementation and evaluation of educational programs such as preparation for childbirth, hospital tours, infant feeding classes, babysitters academy, infant care, new moms support group, grandparents and pediatric educational and outreach programs offered through parent education that embraces both Women’s Services and Baystate Children’s Hospital philosophy, goals, and objectives. 

Assesses and evaluates the educational needs of the client. Utilizes variety of instructional materials and teaching strategies that are appropriate to subject matter being taught and the learning needs of the client. 

Determines and implements appropriate teaching plan with dignity and respect. Counsels clients in patients room or classroom as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.      


Job Requirements:

1) Utilizes effective communication skills in interpersonal relationships with clients, families, visitors, manager, co-workers, and other members of the health care team.              

2) Maintains thorough knowledge of current methods, techniques, and practices in Adult, Childbirth, and Parent Education.      

3) Participates in the implementation and evaluation of programs offered through Parent Education.

4) Assesses the learning needs of clients and utilizes appropriate teaching strategies to meet the needs of all learners.

5) Demonstrates flexibility and accountability in meeting the needs of the Parent Education department.

6) Maintains Professional/Practice Competency.   


Minimally Required Education: Bachelor's degree required

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) Three years previous teaching experience

2)  Childbirth education, parent education, and/or lactation consultant experience


BLS (Required)

Certified Lactation Counselor (Preferred)

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GED or HiSET (Required)


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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