Job Opportunity: Physical Assessment I Teaching Assistant

Birthingway is seeking someone to work very part time as a Teaching Assistant in our Spring Physical Assessment I course. The position is approximately 2 hours per week for 7 weeks with 2 hours of class time and 45 minutes of prep/clean up time each week. The course runs from 3-5 pm on Wednesdays, May 4 to June 15th.

This position will rely upon many forms of interactions with students, faculty members, and staff so we are looking for someone with excellent communication skills. The TA must have already taken Physical Assessment I or have equivalent experience and be willing to become familiar with the course materials quickly

Duties

  • Assist with set up and take down of equipment and supplies as well as classroom clean up including but not limited to:
    • For all Midwifery Courses:
      • At least 15 minutes before class begins, disinfect all surfaces, make beds with clean sheets, and set up the classroom and equipment as needed
      • During class, properly dispose of all bio-hazard materials and sterilize equipment
      • After class, disinfect all surfaces, strip beds of linens, and wash linens per policy
  • Become familiar with specific course curriculum, syllabi, and related paperwork including student skills documentation forms
  • Properly dispose of classroom waste each day either in outside compost or garbage bins
  • Circulate around the classroom and assist students with their skills practice
  • Monitor, supervise, and sign off on student performance of skills during class
  • Work with instructor to complete course paperwork (attendance sheets, supply requests, homework sheets) by appropriate deadlines
  • Coordinate with the instructor and the front office to welcome and orient hired skills models if needed
  • Store supplies in correct location within appropriate supply closets
  • Read instruction books on all equipment and supplies used in the course
  • Plan for time before and after class to debrief with faculty about class concerns and observations
  • Ensure compliance with College policies and procedures
  • Represent the College in a professional manner at all times
  • Participate in job-related training as assigned

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Must have completed the Birthingway course sequence or have equivalent education or experience in the subject areas covered in the course
  • To assist on the exam day documentation of current CPM/NARM status is required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please request a complete job description and/or email your cover letter and resume to fac@birthingway.edu. Your email must have the subject “Applicant for Physical Assessment I Teaching Assistant.” In your short cover letter, please address what drew you to this posting and why you think this Birthingway course is a good fit for you.

Applications must be submitted no later than midnight on Monday, May 2nd.

Plant Sale April 30th and May 1st

Join us this May Day to welcome in the warmer weather by picking up a new plant for your garden.

Saturday, April 30th
and Sunday, May 1st
10am – 3pm

Ben and Jerry’s parking lot
SE 36th and Hawthorne

We are raffling off a lovely Gardener Care Package
$1 for 1 ticket
$5 for 6 tickets
Spend $10 on plants at the plant sale and get 1 ticket free!

Plant Sale Raffle Basket
Plant Sale Raffle Basket

Contains:

  • Large block of Oregon Soap Co. cinnamon & aloe handscrub
  • Shine at the Salon gift certificate for $45 (good for haircut, color, nails, or waxing)
  • Portland Bee Balm – Lip balm
  • Carrot scrub brush
  • Burt’s Bees insect repellant lotion
  • Gilchrist & Soames Bath beads
  • Comfrey root-calendula salve
  • Chocolove Chocolate bars
  • Verbena Botanicals Garden Lotion
  • Bend Soap Co. Milk Bath
  • Soap tray
  • Paper straws
  • Notebook/journal
  • Tin basket for harvesting your garden

Stop by the Birthingway front office or join us at the plant sale to buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win this amazing basket!

Spring Term Library Hours

Spring Term Library Hours
April 11 – June 30

Monday : 10:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday : 10:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:30pm*
Thursday: 10:00am – 6:30pm

*Closing at 5:45 Wednesdays
April 20, 27, May 4, 11 & May 25

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany JohnsonHi there! My name is Tiffany and I am a student labor doula that is ready to serve and grow in my community. I completed the workshop portion of the Birthingway Labor Doula Program in the summer of 2015 and I have now started the process of attending births.

I am currently a student at Concordia University majoring in Nursing and minoring in Spanish. My goal is to go on in my education to receive a masters degree in Midwifery.

I do not have any children of my own quite yet, but I am excited for that time to come. In the mean time, I have no problem swooning over other folks beautiful babies! I have a heart for sharing maternal health education overseas, and I am excited to travel to rural Haiti May 2016 and learn about the midwifery program there.

I love coffee, singing a little too loud, and journaling on the beach as I watch the waves crash in.

I am excited to get to know you and your growing family. Remember you are dearly loved.

Would you like to contact a Student Doula?

Please note that individual student doulas may not be available for your due date. Not all students have chosen to post their profiles at this time. Please contact the Specialized Programs Coordinator using the form below and you will have the opportunity to interview the student doulas who are available for your due time.

 I understand that student doulas are reserved for low-income families and I confirm that I fall within the lower-income guidelines. (required)

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

City, State (required)

Phone Number (required)

Due Date (required): YYYY-MM-DD

Child Number

Birth Location (Hospital or Birth Center name, Home)

Birth Provider

Additional Information or Comments

Casandra Jimenez

Casandra Jimenez

Casandra JimenezHola!  My name is Casandra and I’m looking forward to getting to know you and offering guidance and support in your pregnancy, labor and birth, and early post-partum.   I am a generally gentle, curious, positive, solution oriented, and flexible person.  I come from a culture of women; growing up in my mother’s single parent household with my 4 sisters.  My unwavering faith in the female body and it’s innate ability to grow and birth your baby is rooted in this.

I believe that we have the opportunity to grow and feel empowered in any challenge we face with preparation, positivity, and support.  I believe birth is a collaboration between a women, her body, and her baby and that the role of support people is to help create an environment in which the mother feels safe, nurtured, and confident. As your doula, I will provide you with the unbiased information necessary for you to make the best decisions for you and your family.  I believe in you and your ability to birth and I will be by your side every step of the way, gently reminding you if you forget.  My #1 goal as a doula is to support women and their families so they feel prepared and capable through labor, birth, and into parenting. Each woman and each birth is unique and I aim to be present to each individual’s process.

While reviewing information prenatally my style is positive, honest, and playful – I use stories, analogies, and metaphors to help relate information in a memorable way. I hold space for specific issues or concerns that arise during your pregnancy as you navigate through them.  I also offer breathing techniques and relaxation to help you tune out the world around you and listen internally.  I have studied yoga, flower essences, ayurveda, shamanic journeying, and energetic healing and I use these principles to co-create safe nurturing space with clients.  I believe this helps individuals feel empowered to both follow their intuition and ask for additional support when it is needed.

When I’m not studying birth I enjoy reading, hiking, acro yoga, watching wild birds and squirrels, drinking delicious herbal teas, and talking with friends and family. I also teach prenatal yoga, and it brings me great joy to guide women through practices where we honor our bodies just as they are and facilitate bonding between the mom’s to be and their babies.

I wish you love and support during your pregnancy, birth, and transition into parenthood! Please contact me if you have any additional questions and I’ll be happy to discuss.

Would you like to contact a Student Doula?

Please note that individual student doulas may not be available for your due date. Not all students have chosen to post their profiles at this time. Please contact the Specialized Programs Coordinator using the form below and you will have the opportunity to interview the student doulas who are available for your due time.

 I understand that student doulas are reserved for low-income families and I confirm that I fall within the lower-income guidelines. (required)

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

City, State (required)

Phone Number (required)

Due Date (required): YYYY-MM-DD

Child Number

Birth Location (Hospital or Birth Center name, Home)

Birth Provider

Additional Information or Comments

Brandy Taylor

Brandy Taylor

Brandy TaylorHello! My name is Brandy and I completed the classroom portion of the Labor and Postpartum training through Birthingway College of Midwifery in the spring of 2015. Since then, I have assisted in three amazing births. My passion for working with expectant moms stems from a long-standing desire to help others. As far back as I can remember I’ve always loved children and animals. I see my role helping bring new life into the world as a gift and I want to give that gift to as many women and families as I can.

The birth experience is remarkable for many reasons, but my fascination with it is that each one is different, not unlike a snowflake. I want to help ensure every mama experiences a unique and positive birth that aligns as closely to her desires and wishes as possible. I strive to bring families as close to their ideal birth as possible.

A little more about me, I’ve been married to my husband for almost nineteen years. I’m mom to a high schooler and a kindergartener as well as many pets; two cats, two rabbits, three mice, one frog and one fish. My passions include reading, writing and knitting when I’m not binge watching the latest great TV show.

If you think you might like working with me, here is a general idea of what to expect. I will provide a minimum of two prenatal visits in addition to our first meeting. Our time together will ensure that we get to know each other and you will feel comfortable with me once you go into labor. Throughout your pregnancy, I will be available to you via text, email and phone for any questions that may arise. I will be on call beginning two weeks before your estimated due date until labor begins. Once your baby(ies) are born, I will stay with you for at least two hours to ensure that you get settled in. Within a week, I will come by to have a postpartum visit and we will check to make certain you are getting comfortable with breast feeding (if that’s the route you are taking), touch base regarding any postpartum depression symptoms you may be having and be available to answer questions and reflect on your birth experience. I can also be available for a second postpartum visit if it would be helpful to you. I will be reachable via text, email and phone for any support you may need for up to six weeks after your delivery.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Would you like to contact a Student Doula?

Please note that individual student doulas may not be available for your due date. Not all students have chosen to post their profiles at this time. Please contact the Specialized Programs Coordinator using the form below and you will have the opportunity to interview the student doulas who are available for your due time.

 I understand that student doulas are reserved for low-income families and I confirm that I fall within the lower-income guidelines. (required)

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

City, State (required)

Phone Number (required)

Due Date (required): YYYY-MM-DD

Child Number

Birth Location (Hospital or Birth Center name, Home)

Birth Provider

Additional Information or Comments

Portland Natural Birth

Portland Natural BirthMirra Nerenberg

503-432-7379
www.portlandnaturalbirth.com

Portland Natural Birth provides comprehensive midwifery services that support a healthy pregnancy, promote a natural birth and foster a holistic postpartum recovery. Through individualized and compassionate care, we nurture a woman’s belief and trust in her own abilities and support her in making well-informed decisions for an empowering birth.

Jesica Dolin

Jesica Dolin, BSM, CPM, is a Birthingway Alumni who has returned to teach at the school she graduated from over a decade ago. She has been a midwife for the past 11 years, 8 of those in a busy birth center, and three years in a peaceful home birth practice. At this point she only attends births for repeat clients, and fills her time with midwifery education and advocacy work, and mothering her 6 year old son.

Sara Gentner

Sara Laya

Sara GentnerHello! My name is Sara Laya, and I completed my Labor Doula training in Fall of 2015. My passion for supporting healthy birth experiences began when I was a senior psychology student in Santa Fe, and chose to write my thesis on the significance of an empowered birth experience in regards to baby’s attachment style, and overall connection to the world as safe and loving. Essentially – how important these first moments of life are!

The support I provide is to encourage women to trust in their bodies and the birth process; I will stand by you and the choices you make along the way. My role is to provide educational information and resources so you can make informed birth choices. As a birth companion, I draw on my knowledge and experience as a yoga instructor, holistic voice coach, and intuitive healer to provide emotional, physical and positive communicative support. As a voice coach, I have guided many women into relaxation and ease through the medium of mindful breath, expression and song; the nature of this process translates into the realm of preparing for birth and laboring, as breath and vocalization can support the natural opening needed for birth!

Doula Services include:
~ setting birth intentions with you
~ exploring labor positions
~ supplying resources and info
~ listening to you, your concerns and questions
~ being available, via text, email, or phone, 2 weeks before due date , and 6 weeks following birth.
~ on-call, 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date.
~ 2 prenatal visits, 1 postpartum visit
~ thorough physical and emotional support during your labor, with positioning, massage, acupressure. . . and simply holding space

Optional Services: the full scope of my Specialties include:
~ guidance through visualization
~ breathing exercises, opening the voice in sound and song
~ prenatal yoga and meditation

Since summer of 2015, I’ve been happily living a bit outside of Portland, on a small farm, near Oregon City; my little home serves as a recording studio, meditation space, office, library, and more…! When I’m not focusing on my doula services, I’m likely writing music, recording my album, dancing, jogging, brewing oolong tea, in meditation….and helping others to open their voice, through my coaching practice ‘Liberation Through Voice.’

Would you like to contact a Student Doula?

Please note that individual student doulas may not be available for your due date. Not all students have chosen to post their profiles at this time. Please contact the Specialized Programs Coordinator using the form below and you will have the opportunity to interview the student doulas who are available for your due time.

 I understand that student doulas are reserved for low-income families and I confirm that I fall within the lower-income guidelines. (required)

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

City, State (required)

Phone Number (required)

Due Date (required): YYYY-MM-DD

Child Number

Birth Location (Hospital or Birth Center name, Home)

Birth Provider

Additional Information or Comments