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Swedish Health Services Childbirth & Family Educator in Seattle, Washington


Where you work matters! Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Family Educator (Per Diem, Day Shift) to work in Women and Infants Outpatient Services at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Family Educator is responsible for assisting families in the process of transitioning from the role of expectant parents to the role of parents responsible for care of their newborns. This position provides education by utilizing a process including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet the qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

In this position you will:

  • Assess the individual educational needs of each expectant family.

  • Recognize the age and developmental level of each expectant family member as relevant factors and apply appropriate decision-making skills in assessing, planning, and providing education for the family.

  • Utilize information obtained from the client, her significant other, and/or healthcare team member to identify any potential problems, risk factors, or other needs of the expectant family

  • Using the instructor manual and/or formal class outline as a basis for class structure, develops and adapts class content to meet the individual needs of class participants, ensuring that objectives/expected outcomes can be met

  • Plans teaching strategies, mixer techniques, and use of audio-visual materials based on principles of adult learning and the ages and developmental levels of class participants, adhering to the class outline and timeframe guidelines


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field Or equivalent educ/experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of formal childbirth education training program

  • Certification by a nationally recognized childbirth education organization (i.e., ICEA, AWHONN, or ASPO)

  • Six (6) months teaching experience

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. 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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Heath Bldg (WA204) 801 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 322198