Join our growing team of Certified Nurse Midwives and Ob/Gyn physicians at University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest in Seattle, WA. We are currently seeking a full scope Certified Nurse Midwife to join our midwifery practice at 0.8 FTE. This is a 12-month service period with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2020.
UW Medical Center - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit, community hospital, with 281 beds, on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus in northeast Seattle. We are now part of the larger University of Washington Medical Center, the top-rated hospital in Washington State.
As a UW Medicine employee, you will be granted a University of Washington academic faculty appointment. In addition, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For more information, please view our Benefit Summary.
The UW is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Provide full-scope midwifery care in an all-CNM practice group, including independent management of women's health care focusing primarily on pregnancy, birth, postpartum as well as family planning, gynecological and primary care of women.
Practice within UW academic healthcare system that provides for consultation, collaborative management or referral to obstetrics, perinatology, and other specialties as indicated by client health status
Manage hospital labor assessment and admission, normal and abnormal labor, cervical ripening and labor induction, postpartum care and discharge of mothers and newborns.
Perform vaginal birth and laceration repair, limited 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester OB ultrasounds as appropriate to training and experience, C-section first surgical assist, and IUD and subdermal contraceptive implant insertion and removal.
Maintain medical records according to community standards of practice.
Assist in training of student midwives and medical students and residents in outpatient and inpatient settings
Candidates will be expected to provide medical services at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals, train residents, and medical students, and make academic contributions to the field.
The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Education (a foreign equivalent is acceptable)
Masters or Doctorate Degree in Nurse-Midwifery or Midwifery required
Licensure, Registration, Certification (a foreign equivalent is acceptable)
Current CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) certification
Current Registered Nurse (RN) License for the State of Washington
Current Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) license for the State of Washington with prescriptive authority
Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification (active within 3 months of hire.)
experience as a full scope midwife, including newborn care and C-section first assist preferred but not required
previous training or experience with OB ultrasound preferred, but not required
experience teaching in healthcare setting is preferred but not required
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and acuity of the patients served by the assigned unit/department or clinic.
Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to learn and work comfortably with electronic medical record (Training will be provided)
Ability to appropriately counsel and educated patients and families about complex care issues via phone or in person.
Able to effectively and respectfully communicate and collaborate with midwife partners and others, including but not limited to physicians, management, nursing, and support staff
Teaching skills and ability to give appropriate positive and constructive feedback
Flexibility in responding to needs of clinic schedule, practice partners, and patients
Physical Demand Level: Medium
Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
Must be able to move freely throughout the clinic and hospital.
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.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume electronically through Interfolio.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.