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Certified Nurse Midwife

Location:Portland, OR
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Medical/Vision, Dental/Orthodontia, 401(k), Employer Paid Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Voluntary Short Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Voluntary Long Term Care, Flexible Spending Medical, Dependent Care, & Transportation Accounts, Paid Time Off & Holidays, Life Balance, Employee Assistance Program, CME
Employment Type:Full Time
Clinic:Birth Center (Portland)
Description:

We wake up for women, every day. We’re inspired by their strength, their stories and the choices they make in pursuing health for themselves and their families. Our vision is that every woman will have the care and knowledge she needs to lead a full and healthy life. Will you help us achieve it?

We are seeking a Certified Nurse Midwife with an interest in collaborative, team-oriented patient care to join us at our new Birth Center location opening early 2017!

This is an opportunity to join a respected group whose members/owners believe in the highest standards of clinical care and quality of life. Our commitment to excellence in patient care is mirrored in the culture, compensation and benefits enjoyed by our clinicians and employees.

WHA is a clinician-owned group practice and the largest women’s healthcare organization in Oregon. From its 13 clinical locations, WHA offers obstetrics, gynecology, perinatology, midwifery and genetics.

Our Certified Nurse Midwives provide management of women’s health care in a team-based approach, focusing particularly on pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, care of the newborn and the family planning and gynecological needs of women. Practices collaborative management or referral as indicated by the health status of the patient, and manages health problems encountered by the patient and is accountable for health outcomes.

 

Duties:
  • Provides coverage for clinician patient panels or maintains a full patient panel consistent with full-time or part-time status, which includes regularly scheduled office hours and may include facilitating group visits, performing or assisting with surgical procedures, attending to patients who have been admitted to the birth center and covering call. Call requirements vary by site and evolving business demands.
  • Provides nursing/medical care, consultation, collaboration, coordination and referral. Assesses and documents patients’ status and needs through patient interviews and chart reviews. Prioritizes and counsels accordingly. Performs appropriate physical examination. Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians for evaluation of illness.
  • Differentiates between normal findings and those that require treatment.
  • Follows guidelines for patient risk stratification and protocols for patient safety including appropriate transfer of care.
  • Formulates and documents patient’s health care plans incorporating the participation of the patient, physician and other health care professionals where appropriate.
  • Communicates appropriate case management information to other healthcare professionals, clinician team and community agencies. Collaborates with physicians and/or other clinicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan, including triaging patient calls.
  • Participates in continuous improvement processes. This may include, but is not limited to case review, Quality Improvement initiatives, and case simulation.
  • Promotes wellness philosophy by encouraging self-care and prevention of illness using education, counseling and written materials.
  • Completes timely clinical and patient documentation in electronic medical record (EMR) according to WHA guidelines.
  • Remains up-to-date on care guidelines and follows appropriate coding and documentation standards
  • Provides birth center obstetrical care for essentially healthy women, including labor management, delivery of infant, repair of lacerations/episiotomy and management of minor complications.  Initiates emergency care as needed.
  • Provides appropriate neonatal care for infants and initiates emergency care as needed. Coordinates transfer of newborn care to a pediatric provider.
  • Demonstrates necessary surgical skill, dexterity, competency with equipment and judgment in the birth center, emergency room, labor and delivery unit and operating room.
  • Shares primary and secondary call responsibilities.
Qualifications:
  • Master of Science degree in Nursing required.
  • Current unrestricted Oregon RN license required.  Current Oregon state licensure as a Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive privileges (NP-PP) required.
  • Graduate of a Certified Nurse Midwife education program accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and current certification as a Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and CPR certification required.
  • Current NRP (Neonatal Resucitation Program) required.
  • Professional nursing experience preferred. Previous clinical experience in women’s health, gynecology, obstetrics or nurse midwifery preferred.
  • Meets all criteria required for nurse-midwives to participate, if permitted, in health plans and government health programs designated by WHA.  Insurable by malpractice carrier for WHA in minimum amounts required by WHA.
  • Skills in case management, time management, problem solving, crisis intervention and multi-tasking in a team care approach.
  • Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number to prescribe controlled substances.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

Women's Healthcare Associates, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.



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