Advanced Practice Nurse Midwife (Per Diem), Obgyn Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene/Cheshire Medical Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord Keene , NH 03435

Posted 2 months ago

Provides midwifery care and treatment to obstetrical patients as a member of a collaborative care team inclusive of OBGYN physicians, certified nurse-midwives, registered nurses, and women's health nurse-practitioners. Delivers babies, educates patients in prenatal and postnatal health practices, and advocates for the midwifery model of care.

Per Diem nurse midwives work varied shifts, totaling 2-4 in-house call days per month.

Description:

  • Participates in initial examination of obstetrical patient, and assumes responsibility for care, treatment, and delivery of patient.

  • Participates in antenatal evaluation and treatment of the obstetrical patient.

  • Examines patient during pregnancy, utilizing physical findings, laboratory test results, and patient's statements to provide individualized, evidence-based care within midwifery and Dartmouth Hitchcock Health practice standards.

  • Discusses case with Obstetrician and staff to assure observation of specified practices.

  • Stays with patient during labor for support and care management.

  • Delivers infant and performs postpartum examinations and treatments.

  • Consults and collaborates with OBGYN physicians when necessary. Manages obstetrical emergencies as they arise.

  • Cares for patients during postpartum period in the hospital and educates patient in care of self and infant. Participates in discharge care including discharge orders.

  • Assists Obstetrician as First Assist for C-sections

  • Maintains timely and complete documentation of all care provided to patients.

  • Responds to work-related electronic communication (EHR InBasket and email) within 3 business days, and maintains a collegial and professional tone in all written communication.

  • May direct activities of other workers.

  • May supervise and teach CNM, NP and medical students.

  • Participates in the performance improvement activities of the department.

  • Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Dartmouth Hitchcock Health's Standards of Performance and Just Culture Principles.

  • Requires a Masters Degree in Nursing and current RN licensure in the state of NH

  • NH Certified Nurse Midwife License. Current AMCB certification.

  • Minimum two years experience as a certified nurse midwife

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, clinical practice standards, normal maternal / fetal growth and development, and requirements of nurse midwifery practice. Able to independently seek out resources and solve complex problems.

  • US Department of Justice and NH' Controlled Substance DEA Registrations are required for prescribing practitioners

  • BLS

  • Documented proof of attendance at Fetal Monitor Course every 2 years

  • Current certification in American Academy of Pediatric Neonatal Resuscitation within 6 months of position and must maintain certification

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Advanced Practice Nurse Midwife (Per Diem), Obgyn Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene/Cheshire Medical Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord