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Birth Sister I (Per Diem, Rotating D/E/N) at Boston Medical Center

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care.

BMC is also committed to our employees, who are a very important piece to who we are. We pride ourselves in providing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. BMC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

The Birth Sister provides non-medical, emotional and evidence-based informational support and assistance to the childbearing woman, family and clinical care providers involved in the woman’s prenatal, birth and postpartum care.


  • Assists women and their families in preparing and carrying-out a birth plan.

  • Provides prenatal emotional support, information and connection to needed services within the clinic and home environments.

  • Stays at the laboring woman’s side throughout the labor and birth.

  • Provides emotional support and suggests physical comfort measures (massages, showers, hot/cold packs, birth ball, etc) during labor and birth.

  • Facilitates communication between the woman, her family and the clinical care providers prenatally, during labor and in the post-partum period.

  • Provides postpartum support services within the clinic, hospital and home environments to help ease the transition of the new mother, as well as the rest of the family, by providing individualized support and encouragement, information and connection to needed services

  • Must achieve Basic Birth Sister Training Program certification before commencement of initial training program and maintain standards of this certification for the duration of employment in this position.

  • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.

  • Adheres to hospital cultural beliefs as the basis for decision making and to facilitate the hospital’s goals and mission

  • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.

  • Perform other duties as needed.



High School Diploma or equivalent life experience.


Must achieve Basic Birth Sister Training Program certification before commencement of initial training program and maintain standards of this certification for the duration of employment in this position.


Prior education/training by qualified program in childbirth education and support services preferred but not required.


  • Will have the ability to speak and read English.  Bilingual or multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) appropriate to the patient population served may be required.

  • Must be available to complete training program offered by the Birth Sisters Program

  • Must have cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to instill confidence and to advocate for patients and their family.

  • Knowledge and experience in the neighborhoods of Boston preferred