Under medical direction provides care to mothers and babies through the maternity cycle of antepartum, intrapartum, post-partum and neonatal for the medically uncomplicated patient and provides gynecological care including family planning.
Positions are assigned to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and work under the medical direction of physicians. The Nurse Midwife is responsible within legal restrictions and policy for managing normal pregnancy cases by providing complete care through the full cycle of antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and neonatal. The Nurse Midwife exercises independent judgment in determining whether the mother and fetus are progressing within normal limits of obstetrical and gynecological practice or whether a patient's condition requires referral to a physician.
Reviews patient's chart, obtains patient's medical history and performs an evaluative obstetrical examination. Interprets the results of each element of the obstetrical examination with normal ranges and determines whether consultation with a physician is indicated.
Functions under standing orders by a physician when patient is admitted for delivery and manages the patient during labor, maintaining surveillance of progress in labor and keeping the physician informed of progress or impending problems.
With indications of impending delivery, notifies a physician and transfers the patient to the delivery room. Assists the patient in the delivery room by giving emotional support to the patient and performs delivery procedures.
Makes periodic postpartum visits to the mother and baby to evaluate condition and progress and to instruct the mother in recuperative procedures and baby care.
Participates in the informal training of nurses and students and refresher program for Nurse Midwives.
Provides gynecological care to normal women under medical direction including the performance of pelvic examinations for cancer and other abnormalities and referral of problems to physicians.
Â·The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Midwife program, required
Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of practice, required
Valid License/Certificate to practice as a Nurse Midwife in the State of practice, required
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.