Doula, GF

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: FQHC  

Req ID:  15624 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Varied (Days/Evenings) 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.




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Job Role Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Chief Nursing Officer, the Doula, in collaboration with Eskenazi Health and Eskenazi Health Center associates will be responsible for completing a prenatal interview, contacting the family between the interview and onset of labor, working with the family at the hospital during the labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum recovery process, and completing a postpartum visit or phone call. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • This is a grant funded position
  • Providing parents with emotional, physical, and educational support.
  • Meeting with the expectant parent(s) a minimum of 4 times during the perinatal period.
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team (providers and support staff) in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Providing support to the expectant parent(s) during the prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum

Job Requirements

•    Completion of a DONA international Doula training course. If not currently certified, must obtain certification within 1 year of hire. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Ability to effectively communicate with patients.
•    Incorporate cultural competency with all birthing persons.
•    Familiarity with options for hospital delivery.
•    Utilization of a birth plan.  
•    A non-judgmental, calming, and nurturing presence.
•    Fluency with the English language. Fluency in additional languages a plus.
•    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including written documentation of care.
•    Enthusiasm for education such that learners in the academic setting (medical students, nursing students, and residents) are able to also benefit from your expertise.




Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis