This is a 40 hour exempt position.
Provides overall management for the North Shore Birth Center
Designs and implements structures, systems, and standards for improved patient care
Collaborates with midwifery, medical, and nursing staff to ensure appropriate quality care and management is provided through a cooperative effort between all disciplines
Coordinates and problem solves to ensure a seamless integration of services across the continuum of care.
Provides leadership for clinical practice and patient care delivery
Develops mechanisms to assess patients and families response to care, validating that care provided to patients is consistent with treatment plan, clinical guidelines, and is responsive to patient and family expectations.
Supports and helps implement evidenced-based practice in areas of responsibility
Designs and implements structures, systems, and standards for improved patient care delivery
Facilitates multidisciplinary care to ensure the best possible outcome for patients
Collaborates with medical and nursing staff to ensure appropriate quality care and management is provided through a cooperative effort between nurse midwives, physicians and nurses.
T-About the Job
Directs and manages full scope of Midwifery Services at NSBC in alignment with strategic mission and goals of the organization. Responsible for maintaining collaborative relationships with consulting physicians, OB Medical Director and Maternal Newborn Services at Beverly Hospital.
Manages resources including budget preparation, variance monitoring and allocation of resources. Maintains current application of all policies and procedures for NSBC. Responsible for management of human resources.
In addition, provides full scope OB/GYN services for healthy women of all ages who meet the criteria for acceptance to Nurse Midwifery care. Maintains active participation in professional organizations.
This leadership position is for a Certified Nurse Midwife with leadership skills to manage a birth center based midwifery practice. The group provides outpatient OB GYN care, birth center births and hospital births. This is primarily a management position that includes some direct patient care.
Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
Completion of an accredited Nurse Midwifery program
Masters degree required
Three to five years current clinical experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife
Prescriptive licensure under Massachusetts Department of Public Health and federal DEA
Current BLS and NRP
Demonstrated leadership skills required.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
The Birth Center was founded in 1980 to provide an alternative for families who were seeking a more home like and intimate birth experience. Since 1980 over 5000 families have received prenatal care and given birth there. Services provided are, physical exams, newborn care, circumcisions, childbirth and labor management at the birth center or at Beverly Hospital, immediate post partum recovery, nutritional counseling, contraceptive counseling, and well woman gynecology care.
The North Shore Birth Center is located on the campus of Beverly Hospital. The building, formerly the home of the hospital administrator, maintains many of its homelike amenities.
The facility consists of a large living area, which serves as a family room for laboring families, and a waiting area for prenatal visits, a kitchen, two birth rooms, with private baths. The office area consists of four exam rooms, a reception area, two bathrooms, clean and dirty utility rooms, and storage closet.