Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) opportunity in Meridian, MS
Certified Nurse Midwife
Meridian, MS

DirectShifts is looking for a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) in Meridian, MS.

Job Summary

  • This job provides advice, care and support for women who have been determined to be low risk as determined by physician examination, their partners and families during the pre-conceptual, antenatal, intra-natal, and post natal periods. 
  • Works closely with the staff, residents, nursing and ancillary staff to provide high quality, satisfying care to the clients and their families. 
  • Assesses, examines, and recommends dispositions on low risk maternity and women's health care clients. 
  • Care provided is based on assessment and management in accordance with regulatory standards, Louisiana State Board of Nursing, and practice guidelines.
  • Serves as a client advocate within the system and community, is committed to the ACNM philosophy and Ethics and Standards of Care. 
  • Works in collaboration with a licensed physician who is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 
  • Works under the supervision of the Medical Director or approved staff physician and in association with the PCCs, staff nurses, and discharge coordinator in the planning, implementation and evaluation of medical and nursing care; oversees primary and urgent medical management, emergency stabilization of all critically ill patients, teaching of residents and medical students, staff development and education, patient education and discharge planning.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Job Duties

  • Uses approved medical practices process in the delivery of all patient care.
  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned areas.
  • Manages patient care and participates in activities for professional development.
  • Provides educational experiences to the patient, families, staff, and other health professionals and to the community.
  • Communicates pertinent information to patient, families, and team members.
  • Maintains an attitude of inquiry towards medical practices and patient care outcomes, and may develop research methodology.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Required - Master's degree in nurse midwifery program.


  • Required - Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) License in the state of practice.
  • Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM).
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) provider certificate.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association.

Knowledge Skills And Abilities (KSAs)

  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

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