Certified Nurse Midwife Job Description

A certified nurse-midwife is a registered nurse who has completed an additional 2 to 3 years of education at a graduate-level institution.

They may choose to practice independently or with a medical obstetric team.

Certified nurse-midwives provide care before, during, and after labor and delivery.

These nurses provide education and counseling on pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum care.

They also provide routine prenatal testing and evaluation.

Aside from caring for pregnant women, certified nurse-midwives can help women prepare for their health care needs during menopause.

They can also provide medical care for women who have chronic diseases and other conditions.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Certified Nurse Midwife to join our team! We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to work with a great group of people.

Certified Nurse Midwife Duties:

  • Provide health care services and instruction to women during all phases of normal childbearing to term. This includes the management of normal and high-risk pregnancies, as well as the care of the newborn infant.
  • Provide physical, mental, and health education.
  • Provide individual nursing care and inservices to nurses, midwives, and other health care providers.
  • Provide medical care for sick women.
  • Manage the labor and delivery unit, including scheduling, admissions, deliveries, and discharges.
  • Practice midwifery, including performing exam, initiating labor, and assisting with delivery.
  • Supervise staff, including nurses, medical assistants, and orderlies.
  • Assist physicians with medical decisions.
  • Participate in case management.
  • Maintain records, including patient demographics, and laboratory tests and procedures.
  • Recommend changes in policies, procedures

Certified Nurse Midwife Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison between facilities and ownership, providing technical assistance and consultation; review physician contract agreements; review and resolve physician billing issues; resolve physician grievances; and hire, train, and evaluate physician staff
  • Review patient charts and medical records to assess patient needs and prognoses; implement treatment plans based on findings; and ensure compliance with CAP guidelines
  • Maintain and administer medical records in accordance with HIPAA regulations and Joint Commission standards; ensure patient and facility confidentiality
  • Manage on-call schedule and provide coverage during vacations and after hours
  • Oversee the discharge process, including proper disposition, disposition authorization, authorizations for transfer of records, and discharge summaries
  • Oversee nursing and medical staffing, including interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating staff; reviewing performance appraisals; and resolving complaints
  • Perform annual healthcare assessments
  • Assist in interpreting and evaluating laboratory

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Current, active unencumbered RN license in the Commonwealth of PA
  • A valid PA driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate both those under you and those you supervise

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all racial, religious, and national origins, as well as from women and people of all ages. We are especially committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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