Yale New Haven Health System

CERTIFIED NURSE MID WIFE

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
61139
Department
AF MIDW CO
Category
ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS/PA/NP
Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
40
Work Schedule
DAY/NIGHT
Work Days
MON THROUGH SUNDAY
Work Hours
7A-7:30PM AND 7:30PM - 7:30AM FOR L&B COVERAGE; 8:30 - 5P FOR OFFICE HOURS
Work Shift
COVERING MIDWIFERY OFFICE AND L&B UNIT
Requisition ID
2017-15006

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our

Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion -

must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

 

SUMMARY

The nurse midwife is an integral part of the women's health clinical team and provides leadership in health

care on behalf of the woman and families in both the inpatient and outpatient settings in the Center for Women 's

Health and Midwifery, Women's Center at YNHH, Yale Midwifery Practice, and labor and birth at the Vidone

Birth Center at YNHH-St. Raphael's campus. The CNM provides full scope midwifery services to women in

the nurse midwifery model of care. The CNM evaluates, treats, and manages the care of the patients. The

CNM also provides care to gyn patients including gynecological and breast health, medical management of acute

/chronic issues, education and provision of psychosocial support. Antenatal care is provided in the traditional

model of care, as well as in group sessions. As the attending CNM on the labor and birth unit, the CNM

also evaluates patients and manages labors and birth in the physiological birth model of care in

collaboration with the supportive obstetrical laborist. The education of nurse midwifery students and residents is

an integral part of the role of the CNM in all clinical settings . Community activities are required in addition to

collaborating with advocacy groups and local agencies.

 

EEO/AA/Disability/Veterans

 

Responsibilities

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    Independently manages primary health screening and health promotion of women from perimenarche

    through menopause in the outpatient setting

     

    Independently manages infections, self-limited conditions, and mild and/or stable presentations of

    chronic conditions, utilizing consultation, collaboration, and/or referral to appropriate levels of health care

    services as indicated

     

    Prepares appropriate patient records as mandated by JCAHO.

    Prepares medical record prior to patient discharge which contains appropriate history and physical functions

    relative to complaint as determined by periodic chart review.

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    Prepares medical record which contains results of tests when available as determined by periodic chart

    review.

     

    Prepares a medical which summarizes assessment, diagnosis, and outlines treatment program and

    disposition as determined by chart review.

     

    Participates in active continuous medical education.

     

  • Acquires at least 50 hours of CME per year.

  •  

    Participates in departmental education activities, journal club, and grand rounds

  •  

    Participates in hospital medical education program.

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    Effectively teaches by discussion and example nurse -midwifery students, medical students,

    physician assistants, and resident physicians assigned to OB/GYN department for educational

    purposes.

     

    Presents cases of special teaching value.

  • Assists in evaluations of trainees as requested.

     

  • Evaluates patients and conducts normal labors which support the physiologic birth philosophy in Labor

    and Delivery in collaboration with the attending physician

  •  

    Takes appropriate history and performs physical exam relevant to patient complaint in L & D as per

    chart review

     

    Conducts normal labor and performs normal vaginal deliveries which support the physiologic birth

    process

     

    Coordinates and oversees laboratory result review. Communicates to outpatient providers and facilities

    on the results as necessary for follow-up

  • Evaluates and treats triage patients who present to labor and birth

    Writes admission, intrapartum and discharge orders (including IV, meds., labs, and nursing orders) on all

    assigned patients.

     

    Writes appropriate orders in a timely fashion as determined by nursing feedback and random review of

    charts.

     

    Research:

    Conducts and participates in research, and scholarly activities designed to improve the health care

    of women and infants

     

    Applies research-based data to clinical practice in the care of Obstetrical patients.

     

  • Educates staff in regards to research based initiatives .

     

  • Conducts and participates in research, and scholarly activities designed to improve the health care

    of women and infants.

     

    Professional Development:

    Participates in at least one (1) professional organization.

    Attends at least one (1) major national conference each year. Brings knowledge back to staff for

    education.

  •  

    Maintains current nationally recognized certificates.

     

  • Maintains certification in Neonatal Resuscitation.

     

  • Maintains current Electronic Fetal Monitoring certification

     

  • Participates in at least one (1) appropriate hospital quality assurance or quality improvement committee.

     

  • Participates in active continuous medical education.

     

  • Acquires at least 50 hours of CME per year.

     

  • Participates in departmental education activities, journal club, and grand rounds.

  • Independently manages infections, self-limited conditions, and mild and/or stable presentations of chronic

    conditions, utilizing consultation, collaboration, and/or referral to appropriate levels of health care services as

    indicated.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

Registered nurse licensure; Certified Nurse Midwife license; requires both undergraduate and master's degree.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Three (3) to five (5) years midwifery experience in culturally diverse setting.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of research methods, computer skills required.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

State of CT Registered nurse license; State of CT Licensed Nurse Midwife license; Certification as a Certified Nurse

Midwife through the American Midwifery Certification Board

 

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Possesses physical and mental heath necessary to care for patients and families. Possesses a full range of body

motion, including lifting and handling of adult patients.

 

Additional Information

Description was revised and updated 10/25/2017.

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