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Childbirth Educator RN , PRN Days

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital Job REQID 38720 Job Function Patient Education Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


The Childbirth Educator RNreflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide prenatal education to expectant parents. This will primarily be done in a formal, structured group, classroom or virtual 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 an NM provided 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 women’s health programs for the community.
  • Strong working knowledge of PowerPoint and audio visual devices such as a laptop.
  • Special projects as identified or assigned.



  • Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • Must be one of the following: BLS instructor per American Heart Association, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Breast Feeding Counselor or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • At least 1 year of labor and delivery staff RN experience or postpartum nursing experience, depending on area of program focus for the department


  • At least 1 year of group teaching experience

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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