| JOB SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse-Midwife assumes 24 hour responsibility for the effective implementation of the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures of the health center and midwifery services. He/she has authority to make decisions in the areas of patient care, human resource, and financial management which ensure high quality care. The nurse-midwife is responsible for adhering to performance goals, patient safety goals, and other goals set by the organization. He/she is engaged in establishing successful employee and patient satisfaction levels. He/she recognizes the contributions of the e team, maintains good rapport and working relationships, and strives to improve system processes through problem solving and involvement of other disciplines and services. The nurse-midwife demonstrates support and compliance with the mission, vision, values, philosophy, goals, objectives and policies of Chase Brexton Health Services. |
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Compliance, Policy, and Procedure • Demonstrates patient safety standards and midwife practice standards and best practices as applicable to the patient population in his/her department area.
Analytical and Critical Thinking • Performs assessments, evaluations, and takes appropriate actions to improve the quality of midwife care provided in his/her area related to outcomes for obstetric and gynecologic patients • Performs duties in outpatient office setting: which include: o Comprehensive gynecologic and well woman care, including family planning o Health maintenance education o Health screenings, including screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections o Immunizations o Childbirth education o Menopause management o Childbirth Education • Performs independent vaginal deliveries in the Labor and Delivery suite, assists physician with surgical deliveries • Uses resources in most cost effective manner without negatively impacting patient care.
Willingness to Learn • Maintains educational competencies, identifies educational deficits and plans ways to meet those deficits
Teamwork • Provides a supportive learning environment for students, fellows, and residents
• Other duties as assigned.