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Licensed Midwife - Cert

Job Description

Provides a full range of direct and collaborative obstetrical and gynecological health care services for women in a variety of clinical settings, designed to promote optimal health across the lifespan from adolescence beyond menopause. Utilizes advanced clinical knowledge and expertise to provide ongoing physical and emotional care, support, education, and counseling to women and their families transitioning throughout the childbearing cycle inclusive of, family planning services, preconception care, care during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period, as well as care to normal newborns during the first 28 days of life.
  1. Conducts complete history and physical examinations/health assessments of patients/families with real or potential, acute, and/or chronic health problems in the outpatient setting.
  2. Provides referrals to other health professionals/community agencies, as needed.
  3. Initiates selected therapeutic and diagnostic procedures (including non stress testing and biophysical profiles), consultation and laboratory examinations, as needed.
  4. Provides maximum continuity of care for patients and families transitioning throughout the phases of antepartal/ labor/ delivery/ postpartal/ family planning-intercontraceptional care periods.
  5. Responsible for the management of the medically uncomplicated and low-risk patient throughout the maternity cycle.
  6. Follows progress of pregnancy in the office and labor of all patients in labor and delivery suite within the scope of midwifery practice.
  7. May assume management of labor and delivery of the medically, uncomplicated low risk patient, including management of frequently encountered problems with medically approved orders mutually agreed upon by both physician and midwife.
  8. Makes daily rounds on routine postpartum floors independently.
    • Examines patients
    • Writes progress notes
    • Informs attending and nursing staff of any problems including, but not limited to fever, hemorrhage, UTI, mastitis, maternal/infant problems.
  9. Practices as an integral interdisciplinary team member in collaboration with physician and nursing services seeking physician consultation as appropriate.
  10. Serves as a mentor, resource, leader and role model within perinatal services
  11. Participates in quality and safety initiatives within the scope of midwifery services/ practice.
  12. Maintains all required professional documentation, such as licensure, certification, infection control, as well as mandatory health system requirements.
  13. Performs related duties, as required.
    ADA Essential Functions
Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree from accredited college/ university with successful completion of specific science courses AND a Masters Degree in Midwifery from an accredited midwifery educational program, required
  • Current license to practice as a Midwife in the State of New York, required.
  • American Midwifery Board Certification, required.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification required.
    Has a collaborative practice agreement with a physician and designated protocols, both filed with the New York State Department of Education.


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