• Nurse Midwife - Full-Time

    Job Locations US-VT-Morrisville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/29/2018 12:01 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1632
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Registered Nurse
    Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    Varied/Rotating
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
  • Overview

    Full-scope Certified Nurse Midwifery position available as a 1.0 FTE to join 2 experienced full-time CNM's in practice within a small community hospital Call coverage 1:3 for 24/7, including weekends.  Primary responsibilities include full-scope office days, birthing center triage, labor/birth and post-partum care.  Collaborative practice with 24/7 OB/GYN MD coverage.  CNMs are primary call for all prenatal clients. Full scope, and water birth experience preferred. Births occur at our well-established, high-touch, low-tech in-hospital birthing center.  Master’s Degree required.

    Responsibilities

    • Assumes management responsibility for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for a plan of care for obstetrical and gynecological patients selected according to approved nurse midwifery guidelines.
    • Collaborates with the health care team in planning and implementing care for obstetrical and gynecological patients.
    • The individual in this position must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the principals of growth and development with newborn, adolescent and adult patient population
    • Assists in the development, implementation and revision of nurse midwifery guidelines and standards of care.
    •  Evaluates individual health care status of patients, formulates a management plan and revises the plan as indicated.
    • Participates in continuous case review and appropriately communicates current data regarding all patients cared for by the nurse midwifery practice.
    • Issues prescriptions and medication orders in accordance with nurse midwiferypractice protocols, and the rules set forth by the Board of Nursing.
    • Documents in a clear, complete, concise and organized manner demonstrating skill in the nursing process.
    • Seeks consultation according to nurse midwifery protocols from all members of the health care team involved in patient's care and makes appropriate referrals.
    • Provides consultation services as required by the health care team.
    • Completes history and physical examinations and laboratory tests as appropriate.
    • Continues assessment and teaching throughout pregnancy as indicated by documentation.
    • Manages normal labor and conducts delivery, including assessment of maternal and fetal status, identification of deviations from normal, management of third stage, management of episiotomy and perennial repairs as determined by call group needs.
    • Manages maternal postpartum course including teaching, referrals, and follow-up.
    • Provides 24-hour on-call coverage to a caseload of obstetrical patients, including telephone triage as determined by call group needs.
    • Identifies, manages and consults for obstetrical emergencies as indicated.
    • Participates in ongoing review of nurse midwifery prescriptive practice.
    • Participates in Quality Management Program on a regular and continuing basis.
    • Demonstrates appropriate collaborative and consultative relationships with other providers within the institution and community.
    • Demonstrates awareness of community resources and assists staff, patients and families to use them effective.
    • Serves on nursing and hospital committees and assumes responsibility for disseminating and communicating information to staff.

    Qualifications

    Education Requirements


    Master’s Degree.

     

    Experience Requirements


    Three to five years experience in direct patient care required. One to two years’ experience in expanded nursing role i.e. completing physical exams preferred

     

    License and Certification Requirements


    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority from the Vermont Board of Nursing. 

    Current Vermont licensure in good standing with no restrictions or stipulations.

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