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Job Description

Job Title: Education Coordinator, Baby Care Basics
Job ID: 190002MS
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: WomenCare Program
Location: 409 South Second Street, Harrisburg PA 17104


The Baby Care Basics Instructor works with expectant women and their partners to share evidence-based information about caring for their newborn. Discussion, demonstration and class participation are used to teach basic skills such as bathing, diapering, cord care, and feeding. Also addressed are normal newborn behaviors, symptoms of illness, how to stimulate learning, safety, and more. Education includes lecture/discussion, appropriate audio/visual materials, demonstration/return-demonstration, and handouts. 

Must attend at least 3 Parent/Child Educator Updates each year and maintain continuing education to stay current. Update class curriculum as necessary.

  • Collaborates with UPMC Pinnacle's educators from other birthing locations to make system wide improvements to the WomanCare Program.

  • Works with class participants to enable them to make informed decisions for themselves and their baby and feel confident in their ability to care for their newborn

  • Teaches childbirth and parenting classes in a way that reflects UPMC Pinnacle's Mission, Vision and Values philosophy.

  • Stays current with recommendations from ACOG and AWHONN and updates class curriculum as necessary.

  • Reviews evaluations with Parent/Child Education Supervisor to identify areas for improvement based on class participant feedback.

  • Respects and maintains customer confidentiality.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Participates in opportunities for observation on Maternal/Child Health Units, as appropriate.

  • Accumulates continuing education as required to maintain nursing license.

  • Must attend at least three Parent/Child Educator Quarterly Updates each year.

  • Maintains professionalism in dress and manner.

  • Keeps accurate records of class attendance and submits the class roster along with class evaluations to the Parent/Child Education Supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Is aware of varying needs and goals of class participants and adjusts class content to meet those needs.  Allows class participants to identify their own strengths and aspirations and set their own goals accordingly.

  • Identifies specific needs or problems of class participants and refers appropriately.

  • Educates class participants on benefits for mom, baby, and family of giving birth, at a Baby Friendly Designated Facility

  • Complies will annual PPD testing and flu vaccine policies

  • Completes mandatory computer-based training in a timely manner.



  • Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license.  Preferred Prior experience in Maternal/Newborn care.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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

    Salary Range: $28.44 to $44.07 / hour

    Union Position: No

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