The Director of Midwifery Services provides strong leadership and expert knowledge of clinical, quality and safety initiatives, including but not limited to; patient safety, patient experience and quality care improvement.
With a rapidly growing practice; onsite, offsite and on coverage of the L&D unit, the Director will be responsible, in partnership with the Generalist Section Chief and Section Administrator, for strategic planning, marketing initiatives, protocol development, scheduling for the midwifery group, and other administrative responsibilities.
In addition to administrative responsibilities, s/he will provide direct patient care, including assessment, plan, implementation and evaluation of nurse midwifery care delivered to antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum, and newborn patients.
The CNM performs physical exams, collects and documents data, manages labor and spontaneous delivery, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, and prescribes appropriate interventions and medications.
S/he will also collaborate with and act as a liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care
Selects appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care
Actively pursues required knowledge and skills for professional development
Identifies and participates in quality assurance issues on the unit
May participate in health education in the community
May participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician
May prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions
Acts as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit
Participates in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.
Provides expertise to patient/family-centered care by communicating with the family regarding the changing health care needs of their family member. Update patient and families and hold family care conferences as appropriate.
Recommends process improvements to promote and practice economical and effective health care.
Performs other related work as needed.
Graduate of a midwifery educational program approved by the American College of Nurse Midwives .
8+ years of clinical CNM experience.
Previous leadership/management experience.
Experience with project management using Excel or other project management tools.
High attention to detail and organizational skills.
Ability to influence and manage others through a matrix environment.
Advanced knowledge of prenatal case, outpatient clinics, labor and delivery, postpartum care and obstetrical ultrasound.
Licenses and Certifications:
Current RN and CNM license, Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program certificates .
Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
Attention to detail.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to stand for extended periods.
Cover Letter (preferred)
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