Nurse Midwife

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Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Employer: MedBest
Payroll Title: Nurse Midwife, L4
Bargaining Unit: N/A
Salary: Dependent on qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Registered Nurses

Job Summary:

The Midwife will be responsible for providing obstetrical antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum patient care within the scope and standards of care, the diagnosis of illness and physical conditions, and performance of therapeutic, corrective, and prescriptive measures of the designated outpatient patient population within a collaborative practice agreement established with a specific physician on the staff of the Department of OB GYN, University OB GYN Associates Inc. The obstetrical services will include routine and high risk prenatal and postpartum care, vaginal deliveries, and circumcisions.

Job Responsibilities:

-Performs complete health history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment of patients within the designated practice or clinical unit.
- Performs inpatient admission and discharges, vaginal deliveries, inpatient rounds, obstetrical triages, and newborn circumcisions.
- Orders customary laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies per practice protocols, and differentiates between normal/abnormal findings and follows protocols for abnormal findings, which may include referral to consulting physicians per customary pattern of the attending MD or with the collaborating physician.
- Formulates the plan of care along with the attending physician, the patient, and their family, based on expected goals of care and length of stay.
- Works collaboratively with the attending physician, consulting physician(s), residents, and other disciplines to identify, develop, and implement an appropriate plan of care that maximizes individual patient/family preference and enhances quality, access, and cost-effective outcomes.
- Prescribes medications according to New York State law, including controlled substances (with DEA authorization).
- Prescribes medical equipment, devices, physical and occupational therapy, and home health services per practice protocol.
- Practices as a member of the allied health staff according to the rules and regulations of the Medical Staff and bylaws, as outlined in the delineation of privileges at Upstate University Hospital.
- Evaluates treatment and health care plans for effectiveness and modifies per clinical standards and practice protocols.
- Educates patient and family to facilitate and promote healthy adjustment to new or changed health patterns.
- Acts as a professional role model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of patient care.
- Plans and organizes care to meet individual patient needs and to ensure appropriate clinical resource utilization per protocols, pathways, and other means.
- Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team including the attending physician and residents to develop and implement the therapeutic plan of care for a group of patients and ensure communication with family members.
- Helps to educate medical students in all aspects of patient care pertaining to women.

Minimum Qualifications:

Current New York State licensed Midwife and may be either a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) or a Certified Midwife (CM). Is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and is an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) or National Association of Professional Midwives. Master's Degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health, Business or Administration preferred.  Current CPR certification through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross is required.  At least five years of clinical nursing practice in the care of the patient population served, two years in gynecology.  Must have NPI number and be Medicare Enrolled with Medicare Identification Number (or PTAN) OR be eligible for Medicare Enrollment within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Work Days:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Possible Weekend and Holidays

Message to Applicants:  
Recruitment  Office: MedBest Medical Management

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability or other protected classes under State and Federal law.

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