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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Certified Nurse Midwife - CNM Clinical in Fortuna, California

Full Time – Benefited

Fortuna, CA

Job Summary: Under the medical supervision of the Supervising Physician, the Certified Nurse Midwife functions and works as a part of a team and provides optimal direct patient care services specializing in obstetric and gynecologic care with age-specific care standards and scope of practice. The Certified Nurse Midwife provides counseling and education for patients, their families, and the community. If required by the practitioner site, the Certified Nurse Midwife provides on-call coverage to assigned clinics/units, in rotation with other clinic providers, during hours when clinic is not open to the public in accordance with clinic policy. Accountable to the Area Director of Operations/Department Manager and the Director of the Midwifery Program for non-medical related issues and performance of goals and the Medical Director for all medical related issues.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from a Masters level education program required.


  • Requires two (2) years as a midwife in an outpatient or hospital setting.

  • Two (2) years documented experience providing midwifery services in the Antenatal, intrapartum,

  • postpartum and Well Women’s health or completion of 100 deliveries required.

  • Required to meet the requirements of the medical staff of the hospital where the midwife is seeking privileges to hire.

Required Licensure/Certification:

  • Certification maintenance required by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

  • Current California RN license

  • Current California CNM license

  • Current California Furnishing license

  • Current Basic Life Support

  • Current DEA

  • NPI registration

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • Experience: Three (3) plus years as a midwife in an outpatient or hospital setting highly desirable.

  • Computer Skills: AEMR, IDX and Allscripts experience a plus.

  • Other: Bilingual English/Spanish communication skills preferred.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Possesses the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret medical records, technical procedures, and related regulations.

  • Ability to document all patient activity and technical information.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from physicians, patients, co-workers and outside health care providers.

  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Possess excellence in customer service when dealing with both external and internal persons while on the job.

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a busy, stressful environment with minimal direct supervision.

  • Ability to ensure patient confidence and comfort. Interacts with patients and other medical providers in a

  • highly professional manner.

  • Possess excellent communication with physicians, patients and employees of the organization, both in person and by telephone.

  • Ability to make high-level and complex independent judgements required.

  • Ability to utilizes professional development activities to affect changes in practice and provide

  • education to peers or support staff on an annual basis.

  • Assumes responsibility for seeking continuing education and updating skills and knowledge base.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides safe, comprehensive antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and well-women gynecologic care within the framework of approved policies and procedures; standards as set forth by the American College of Nurse Midwives; and the nurse-midwives individual training and experience.

  • Recognizes deviations from normal pregnancy or wellness, beginning the process of making a differential diagnosis. Consults with the physician regarding a management plan, carries out the management plan independently. Co-manages with the physician or transfers the patient to physician care based on thorough assessment of patient status.

  • Performs initial assessment of newborn status; assists in the establishment of airway and maintenance of body temperature; begins resuscitative efforts in the absence of a physician.

  • Coordinates and ensures timely completion of client follow-up and indicated referrals.

  • Orders and/or performs approved laboratory and diagnostic exams; reviews and manages abnormal results.

  • Orders medication per midwifery protocols; documents medications and related education in the medical record.

  • Initiates and carries out midwifery and medical interventions, such as but not limited to labor support of women and their families during labor, amniotomy, catheterization, insertion of internal monitors, episiotomy, and local anesthesia.

  • Maintains efficient patient flow and records management in accordance with clinic standards

  • Documents care provided in medical record; documentation is legible and complete.

  • Proactively troubleshoots complex problems utilizing knowledge of community standards, experience and sound judgment. Serves as a liaison between staff, patients, physicians and other hospital departments.

  • Mentors, directs and/or supervises other health professionals and/or students (ancillary staff, nursing, or Advanced Practice Nurses). Coordinates professional development opportunities for staff by modeling professional behavior, leading team building activities and ensuring resources and systems are in place to support the training and continuous learning of staff.

  • Participates in clinic/unit staff meetings and conferences.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Performs all other duties as assigned.

St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, SJHH has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values.St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Company: Heritage Healthcare

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