Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Come join our CABC accredited freestanding birth center in beautiful Asheville, NC!!!
Dedicated to serving WNC Birth Center patients with a helpful, friendly, and respectful attitude and with a “patient first” commitment.
Willing to work on tasks outside of this job description or department in order to accomplish the goals of the practice.
Respects fellow employees by treating them with courtesy.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Competency in the practice of nurse-midwifery within the limits of the specialty. Acceptance of several principles of community health care including, but not limited to the following: Commitment to serve patients regardless of their ability to pay and commitment to practices of health promotion and disease prevention.
Primary Duties Include:
Provides clinical care to maternity and gynecology patients within the scope of a full-service nurse-midwifery program and the protocols for practice.
Maintains compliance with ACNM, AABC, and all state and federal laws and regulations. Practices according to policy and procedures required by the NC Board of Nursing.
Contributes to maintaining productive and positive working relationships with physician consultants, midwives, care providers, and other staff at WNCBC and other health care facilities.
Participates in selected local, state, and national organizations that affect nurse-midwifery practice (ACNM, NCACNM, and AABC).
Ability to communicate well both orally, electronically, and written with staff and patients.
Able to work well in stressful situations with all types of patients.
Provides direct patient care according to approved policy and procedures.
Provides educational, emotional, and physical support to patients and families.
Maintains an effective communication link with patients, families, and staff.
Works collaboratively with outside agencies to provide care to patients. Is familiar with referral agencies and their services.
Takes on-call shifts as requested and is available to work on 30-minute notice.
Attends weekly chart review and monthly staff meetings.
Attends and participates in meetings as needed or requested by supervisor.
Completes yearly continuing education requirements to maintain licensure, and provide supervisor with a copy of up to date license.
Follows all policies and procedures in the WNC Birth Center Policy & Procedure Manual.
Performs other tasks as directed by the supervisor.
Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Current approval to practice as a Certified Nurse midwife in the State of North Carolina.
Minimum of one year of clinical experience in maternal/child health, labor and delivery, and neonatal care.
Previous experience in a birth center setting desirable.