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McLaren Health Care Childbirth Educator-Registered Nurse - McLaren Careers in Petoskey, Michigan


The Childbirth Educator is responsible for assessing, developing, planning, coordinating, evaluating and documenting all educational processes for (expectant) and new parents, staff and other health care team members. Provides consultation and facilitates continuing education to other areas and the community. Continually improves educational outcomes through the quality assessment and improvement process. Participates in designated organizational initiatives and projects.


  • Develops and maintains childbirth and parenting educational activities.

  • Acts as a consultant to staff and other members of the health care team to communicate and/or counsel and collaborate regarding education by 1:1 consultation, participating on committees, support groups and process teams.

  • Uses quality improvement and current research to design and evaluate processes, systems, tools and resources.

  • Monitors the quality and effectiveness of educational activities to continually improve outcomes.

  • Maintains and submits educational and financial records for department-specific education


  • Competent within 6 months of hire with all age groups within defined patient population. Demonstrates sensitivity when interacting with diverse ethnic groups.

  • Ability to maintain positive interaction with all customers and coworkers in order to effectively care for the patients and their families.

  • Public speaking skill required.

  • Ability to interpret, synthesize, prioritize and make immediate judgments using long and short-term memory.


  • Actively demonstrates the organization’s values and mission, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values: Safety of our patients and staff, Excellence in all that we do, Respect for everyone all the time, Value in all that we offer and Enthusiasm as our way of life.

  • Completes 100%25%20of training, in-service, Do-it Groups (DIGs) and Just Do It (JDI) requirements established by MNM and by any professional or licensing organizations.

    • Designated work hours are varied related to customer needs.


  • BLS certification required.

  • Two years of experience in field of Obstetrics.

  • Certification in CBE, Lactation and as Car Seat Safety technician within one year of hire.


  • Graduate of a school of nursing

  • As a Magnet organization, for those hired into an RN position after January 1, 2014, it is required to obtain a BSN within five years of your start date as an RN with McLaren Northern Michigan.