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Birth Doula

Description

Are you interested in working at Magnet-designated UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? Only 7% of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation… and we’re one of them! For more than a century, UPMC Magee has been caring for women through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team.  

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Casual Birth Doula to support the Womens Health Service Line department!

You will work on-call 12-hour shifts at least 4 times/month which may include off shifts, weekends, and holidays. If called in during the shift, you could work up to 12 hours with a patient during the birth experience. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

With equity and inclusiveness as core values, you will work to provide a safe space for all expectant and laboring families. We use a team-based approach to work with birthing persons during their pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period.

You will 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 multiple urban sites, with frequent travel within the city. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 the 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 the client, per Birth Circle protocol. If the 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 documentation in electronic health record for all encounters with patients.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Position requires a high degree of planning, flexibility, organization, listening, motivation, and community networking.
  • Experience working in the community, especially with women and families, is preferred.
  • Multiple languages are preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • DONA International-Certified Birth or Postpartum Doula preferred.
  • 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.

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