Certified Nurse Midwife

Women's Comprehensive Health Care
Oct 18, 2016
Nov 10, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Nurse Midwife

Job Title: Certified Nurse Mid-Wife

Immediate Supervisor Title: Physician Mentor and CEO

General Summary: An exempt position responsible for providing women's health/OB/GYN services, including the care/management of pregnant patients, (pre conceptually, antepartum and postpartum) and the full range of gynecological care for teens through menopause; assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients. Works closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care. Must be able to work in any of the practice locations as needed.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination.
2. Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests. Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of condition. Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks.
3. Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws. Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention. Recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs. Communicates appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies. Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner.
4. Participates in peer reviews, chart reviews, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures. Acts as consultant/collaborator to clinical team. Complies with patient confidentiality requirements. Promotes patient advocacy.
5. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term OB/GYN needs of patient. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails.

Education: BSN required, MSN preferred. Successful completion of advanced Midwife training and certification as a Nurse Midwife from an approved nurse Midwife program.

Experience: Minimum three years of professional nursing experience in a clinic setting, plus a minimum of one year of nurse midwife experience in Women's Health (OB/GYN).

Other Requirements: Current state registered nurse license. Current state license as a Midwife with prescriptive authority.

Performance Requirements:

1. Knowledge of advanced practice of nursing in OB/GYN including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics, basic nutrition, behavioral factors, psychosocial/family systems, diagnostic testing, interpretation of results and clinical decision making, alternative treatment modalities.
2. Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations related to evaluating and providing patient care, and professional ethics related to the delivery of nursing care.
3. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments used to administer patient care.
4. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
5. Knowledge of health promotion, health risk identification, and patient education principles and techniques.
6. Knowledge of community, professional, and educational resources.
7. OSHA and HIPAA compliance.

1. Skill in oral and written communication including interviewing to gather medical histories; providing presentations, consultations, facilitation, and documentation, e.g., writing medical orders, patient education materials, and medical record updates. Requires skill in using computerized health information management systems.
2. Skill in case management, time management, problem solving, crisis intervention, multitasking, and other organizational matters.
3. Skill in modifying methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide appropriate nursing care and in initiating appropriate emergency response and investigatory procedures.

1. Ability to analyze complex data and draw conclusions.
2. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
3. Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, clinical staff, and the public.

1. Compassionate
2. Good professional judgment
3. Confident in skills
4. Patient oriented

Equipment Operated: Standard medical examination room equipment and instruments. Includes use of computer/health information management system.

Work Environment: Combination of exam rooms and medical offices. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally requires lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to use appropriate body mechanics and techniques when necessary for patient transfers and helping patients. Requires correct vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stress in emergency situations and occasionally may involve irregular working hours.

Company Description:

Large OB/GYN medical Practice