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Providence Health & Services Doula in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Doula (0.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence 545 Building in Portland, OR.

Come join our small, diverse Doula team and partner with Midwives and Providers to ease the way of our patients during the birthing process. A successful candidate will be a self-starter who is passionate about birth work.

This is an on call position supporting within our Providence Portland and St. Vincent Medical Centers. Must be flexible to work days or nights.

In this position, you will:

  • Serve as a trained and experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to pregnant women, their partners and families before, during and immediately after birth.

  • Attend to the emotional, not just physical, needs of women going through childbirth.

  • Work collaboratively with midwives, nurses or other medical staff as part of an integrated care team.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Birth Doula Certification through a recognized certifying organization (e.g. DONA, CAPPA, ALACE, ICEA)

  • Minimum 2 years experience as a doula and/or 15 births attended as the primary doula required

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Additional Doula training in childbirth education, labor support and breastfeeding

  • 3 years of experience as a Doula

  • Ability to speak a second language, (Spanish is highly desirable)

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Labor & Delivery/Obstetric Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 225528