Job Description

Job Title: Birth Doula
Job ID: 88110537
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Variety shifts depending on the department
Shift: Variable
Department: Birth Circle
Location: 211 North Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206


Provide doula services to pregnant women by attending patient's births at hospitals or the birth center to provide continuous physical, informational, and emotional support. Complete postpartum visit(s) in the hospital, home, at health care centers, or other public community settings as agreed to by patients. Complete prenatal visits as needed. Maintain regular telephone contact with community doulas following births attended, and the on call service. Communicate regularly with all team doulas and staff to sign up for on call shifts, attend monthly staff meetings and attend continued education opportunities. Complete work in a multiple urban sites, with frequent travel within city.


  • Provide knowledgeable breastfeeding support and refer clients to lactation support when appropriate.
  • Sign up for at least four 12-hour on-call shifts per month (scheduled in advance).
  • Check UPMC email regularly for on call changes, updates, and staff communication.
  • Attend required meetings and in-services (i.e. monthly Birth Doula meeting, and new Doula orientation).
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and HIPPA-compliant records.
  • Provide continuous doula services that meet the DONA International Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to women during their births.
  • Complete and turn in timesheet as scheduled.
  • Complete first post-partum visit
  • Meet individually with Lead Doula for case-management and to monitor paperwork completion, as needed
  • Review each birth attended with Lead Doula or Community Doula assigned to client, per Birth Circle protocol. If client is not assigned prior to birth, review birth with Lead Doula or Community Doula assigned to follow up.
  • Follow program protocols for after-hours and weekend calls; coordinate as needed with the on-call supervisor, answering service and community doula for clients whose birth will be attended by the birth doula.
  • Complete birth packet and first postpartum visit sheet (turn in to office w/in one week of birth).


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • BA or BS preferred
  • DONA Birth Doula training required within six (6) months of hire
  • Position requires high degree of planning, flexibility, organization, listening, motivating, and community networking. Experience working in the community ~especially with women and families preferred.
  • Multiple languages preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    DONA International-Certified Birth or Postpartum Doula preferred

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  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


    Salary Range: $15.58 to $24.54 / hour

    Union Position: No

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