Certified Nurse Midwife | Full-time | Keene, NH
Certified Nurse Midwife
Keene, NH

DirectShifts is looking for a Full-time Certified Nurse Midwife in Keene, NH.

Job Summary

  • In this role, you will provide midwifery care and treatment to obstetrical patients as a member of a collaborative care team inclusive of OB/GYN physicians, certified nurse-midwives, registered nurses, and women’s health nurse practitioners.
  • You will deliver babies, educate patients in prenatal and postnatal health practices, and advocate for the midwifery model of care.

Responsibilities

  • Full scope practice including prenatal and postpartum care, GYN/Well Woman visits and family planning.
  • Participates in initial examination of obstetrical patient, and assumes responsibility for care, treatment, and delivery of patient.
  • Participates in antenatal evaluation and treatment of the obstetrical patient.
  • Examines patient during pregnancy, utilizing physical findings, laboratory test results, and patient's statements to provide individualized, evidence-based care within midwifery and health practice standards.
  • Discusses case with Obstetrician and staff to assure observation of specified practices.
  • Stays with patient during labor for support and care management.
  • Delivers infant and performs postpartum examinations and treatments.
  • Consults and collaborates with OBGYN physicians when necessary. Manages obstetrical emergencies as they arise.
  • Cares for patients during postpartum period in the hospital and educates patient in care of self and infant. Participates in discharge care including discharge orders.
  • Assists Obstetrician as First Assist for C-sections
  • Maintains timely and complete documentation of all care provided to patients.
  • Responds to work-related electronic communication (EHR InBasket and email) within 3 business days, and maintains a collegial and professional tone in all written communication.
  • May direct activities of other workers.
  • May supervise and teach CNM, NP, and medical students.
  • Participates in the performance improvement activities of the department.
  • Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Health’s Standards of Performance and Just Culture Principles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Nursing and current RN licensure in the state of NH
  • Minimum two years experience as a certified nurse midwife
  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, clinical practice standards, normal maternal / fetal growth and development, and requirements of nurse midwifery practice. Able to independently seek out resources and solve complex problems.

Required Licensure/Certification

  • Certified Nurse Midwife, currently licensed in the state of NH or eligible for such licensure
  • Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board
  • US Department of Justice and NH’ Controlled Substance DEA Registrations are required for prescribing practitioners
  • BLS
  • Documented proof of attendance at Fetal Monitor Course every 2 years
  • Current certification in American Academy of Pediatric Neonatal Resuscitation within 6 months of position and must maintain certification

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