Swedish Medical Center Perinatal Assistant in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Perinatal Assistant (0.3 FTE, NIGHT SHIFT) to work in the Family Childbirth Center at Swedish Ballard in Ballard, WA.

The Perinatal Assistant is responsible for supporting the entire patient care team, including service partners, in delivering services and care, as directed, to patients within scope of licensure or training.

In this position you will:

  • Work under supervision of the RN to provide care and service to patients and their families.

  • Assist with ADL’s, vital signs, urinary catheter removal, ambulation assistance; assist women to the bathroom, using a bedpan, and pericare, as well as assisting the new mother with feeding infant, infant care, bathing, and performing chemstrip functions for mothers and newborns, and conducting oximetry tests.

  • Be responsible for supply management: restock supplies after use, maintain appropriate core stocking levels, work with manager/designee to improve unit and individual routines to assure adequate room supply without excess or depletion.

  • Communicate & document actions and care provided timely, accurately, legibly, and on appropriate documentation forms.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school education or equivalent

  • Current Washington State certification as a Nursing Assistant Certified

  • Current CPR certification

  • Washington State Medical Assistant - Registered will be required with Swedish Medical Center facility application completed within 7 days of hire. Must obtain active license within 60 days of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Six months of acute care experience

  • One year of skilled nursing experience

  • Acute or skilled experience will be waived if the applicant has demonstrated experience involving customer service in healthcare or other related industry and completion of an acute care NAC course

  • Acute or skilled experience will be waived for students currently enrolled and in good standing at a traditional registered nursing program approved by the Nursing Quality Care Commission. At a minimum, satisfactory completion of one academic term (quarter or semester) that included clinical patient care experience is required. Strong preference will be given to students enrolled in a BSN program.

  • Working knowledge of medical teminology

  • Data entry and retrieval computer skills

About the Ballard Campus

Swedish's Ballard campus maintains its strong ties to the Ballard community and fosters a team-oriented work environment. The Ballard campus has an active obstetrics program and a full-service Emergency Department. It is the site of Swedish’s Addiction Recovery Services — one of the few hospital-based drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in Seattle.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Since 1910, Swedish has been a hallmark of excellence. Swedish has grown to become the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers. Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 135015