Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 2022
Newton Wellesley Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking a Certified Nurse Midwife to provide perinatal care on our busy obstetrical antenatal unit team. This is a full-time position of 36 hours (3- 12hr shifts) with a flexible rotating schedule covering weekday, weekend, and night rotations. The team seeks an experienced provider with at least 2 years of inpatient obstetrical experience.
The antenatal unit consists of 8 exam areas where all obstetric triage and cervical ripening occurs.
The responsibilities include:
-Evaluating, admitting, and discharging patients who present to the OB Triage (Antenatal Unit).
These evaluations may include, but are not limited to:
Suspected labor, preterm labor, ruptured membranes, hypertensive disorders and decreased fetal movement including interpretation of non-stress tests, laboratory tests, and ultrasound data
Formulates a plan of care and determines patient disposition to include discussion with the Attending OB as needed.
Providing education and counseling to patients and families as well as providing psychological, emotional and informational support during their care.
-Participates in the discharge planning process for postpartum patients as needed.
-First assist with scheduled and unscheduled cesarean sections
-To back up care on Labor and Delivery with supporting labor, birth, and immediate Postpartum care as indicated.
-Attends OB Safety rounds, OB/Gyn grand rounds, and other department meetings on a regular basis.
We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills to effectively collaborate with patients, families, and the staff. This includes excellent collaborative/consultative relationships with providers and hospital staff. This can be a busy unit and requires the ability to handle the stress that can result from an active caseload in a busy clinical environment, which can require high energy and self-direction.
Skills and Education:
-Ability to independently provide clinical expertise/care as an advanced practice obstetric provider in a fast-paced environment.
Completion of an approved program of Nurse Midwifery. Masters Degree preferred.
Current authorization to practice as an advance practice clinician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Current Nursing and Midwifery Licensure with current board certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board
-Current Drug Registration Licensure
-Proficiency in EPIC electronic medical records is a plus.