UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Certified Nurse Midwife

1 month ago(12/6/2017 12:09 PM)
ID
2017-7797
Type
Reserve
Department
7390 Women's Cancer Care of Seattle
FTE
0.00
US-WA-Seattle
New Grads?
No

Overview

Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

 

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

 

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Responsibilities

Provides independent management of women’s health care focusing particularly on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, family planning and gynecological needs of women.  Performs complete and limited patient histories and physical examinations and may perform minor procedures.  Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic imaging tests.  Provides information about preventative care.   Provides patient education information.   Maintains medical records according to community standards of medical practice.  Practices within a healthcare system that provides for consultation, collaborative management or referral as indicated by the health status of the client.

Qualifications

Education Background 

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Nursing or Midwifery is required

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • A current Registered Nurse (RN) License for the State of Washington is required.
  • A current Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) license for the State of Washington with prescriptive authority is required.
  • Current CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) certification required. 
  • BLS required.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation certification within 3 months of hire. 

Work Experience

  • Recent experience and demonstrated competence as a full scope CNM, including births, antepartum, postpartum, etc. 
  • Experience with newborn care, C-section first assist and obstetric ultrasound skills are a plus but not required.

Special Training/Skills 

  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department or clinic.
  • Microsoft Office skills:  Word, Excel and Outlook. 
  • Knowledgeably advises and helps patients and families with their complex care issues via phone or in person. 
  • Able to collaborate with various partners including but not limited to management and providers; inpatient hospital staff/providers; outside providers and consultants.
  • Teaches skills to newly hired staff and educates current staff when needed regarding updating or new information. 
  • Able to be flexible in responding to needs of clinic schedule and patient needs.

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to move freely throughout the clinic and hospital.              

Physical Demand Level: Medium

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry

20 to 50 pounds occasionally

10 to 25 pounds frequently

up to 10 pounds constantly

              

As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

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