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Jobs for pre-meds dealing with new borns or labor and delivery in general?

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Hello Everyone,

I'm an undergraduate student interested in medicine. Recently, I've been very interested in the field of OBGYN. I LOVE being around mothers and babies in a clinical setting - so I was trying to find a job in a NICU or related area, but haven't had too much luck as they all seem to be RN or physician postions. I was wondering if anyone knew of a job I could look for that dealt with new born babies or something along those lines? This would be so amazing!

Thanks:)
 
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Outside of an unpaid volunteer position or a job as the ward clerk where you'll be answering phones I highly doubt that there's a paid position where you'll be having any direct contact with NICU babies. These kids are the sickest of the sick and very fragile so unnecessary contact is minimized. In most NICUs and OB floors you're not even allowed in the unit unless you're a parent, family or staff due to risk of kidnapping. I would suggest you stick with volunteering and see if they're willing to assign you to the OB or pediatrics floor. They always need volunteers in the peds floors to play with the kids. Or find an OB to shadow and ask to follow them in the wards or ORs. If you really want a paid position as someone without any medical training you can apply for ward clerk, transport, etc but those would not be specific for NICU or OB. If you're hell bent on this, maybe consider becoming a medical assistant first. But again, as a unskilled, inexperienced premed, I don't think there will be any jobs involving direct patient contact available to you.
 
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Some hospitals have a volunteer role just for holding babies in withdrawal.

Usually restricted to longer term volunteers

You have no marketable skill in that area as a premed so paid patient care isn’t really happening
 

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Hello Everyone,

I'm an undergraduate student interested in medicine. Recently, I've been very interested in the field of OBGYN. I LOVE being around mothers and babies in a clinical setting - so I was trying to find a job in a NICU or related area, but haven't had too much luck as they all seem to be RN or physician postions. I was wondering if anyone knew of a job I could look for that dealt with new born babies or something along those lines? This would be so amazing!

Thanks:)

At my hospital, there are certified volunteers that are allowed to rock the babies (if healthy enough obviously). I'd say 90% of the volunteers are retired ladies that have the time, but they might have some program like that?
 
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The hospital I work at has plenty of patient care technician jobs in the NICU, you just need a CNA certification
 
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I was wondering if anyone knew of a job I could look for that dealt with new born babies or something along those lines? This would be so amazing!
Newborn hearing screening technicians are often trained on the job and require no certificate. The screen is generally performed in the mother's room, giving one the opportunity for parent interaction and education.

"Perform hearing screening diagnostic procedures on newborn babies to identify babies with hearing disorders. Screening is used to determine possible hearing deficits. Referrals are made to local Hearing Specialists for followup and intervention."
 
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