Certified Nurse Midwife

Aurora, CO
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - College of Nursing

Certified Nurse Midwife

Position location: Boulder & Weld County, CO

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado College of Nursing is seeking a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) for a .5 FTE, benefits-eligible, clinical instructor position with its CU Center for Midwifery (CFM) faculty practices in Boulder & Weld County. Births will occur at the new Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont. This is a full scope position including antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, well woman and gynecological care. The CNM is clinic based as a health care provider, working a 0.50 FTE, and appointed to the non-tenure clinical practice track at the rank of Instructor within the College of Nursing. This position will transition to a 1.0 FTE with increasing volume.

Faculty Practice Description:

The CU Center for Midwifery at Boulder & Weld County is a private practice model that works collaboratively with the OB/GYN physicians on staff. We offer women and families many services including individualized care, alternative labor/birth options, childbirth education, lactation services, water birth and referrals to provider groups within the system and community. The practice provides full-scope midwifery care to women at three locations with births occurring at the Longs Peak Hospital. CFM believes that women benefit from personalized and comprehensive care that focuses on the patient while including the family in the plan of care. We serve women who desire an alternative labor and birth experience with a water birth and nitrous oxide option. The CNM will be part of a midwifery service that has a long and successful history within the University of Colorado system. The Boulder & Weld County practices are new and CNMs will be expected to actively participate in practice development and promotion. The practice will consist of 3 CNMs when hospital opens in fall of 2017. This position will transition to a 1.0 FTE with increasing volume.

Supervision Received:

Work is performed independently under the general direction and authority of the Director for CFM within the College of Nursing (CON) faculty practices and the Associate Dean for Community and Clinical Affairs.

Supervision Exercised:

Student supervision is required during clinical placements.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Provide full scope care to the gynecologic, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum patient
  • Provide care in the outpatient clinic, triage unit, and intrapartum unit
  • Utilize limited obstetric ultrasound skills in the outpatient and inpatient setting
  • Attend monthly practice meetings and participate in a minimum of one-practice and/or College of Nursing committees.
  • Educate health care team students (APNs, medical students, residents) and actively participate in student evaluations
  • Provide water birth option to low risk women
  • Participate in practice development, promotion and community outreach.
  • This is a health care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious disease.
  • Active participation in health plan contracts.
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.

Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • Independent judgment to monitor and respond to changes in a client's condition
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with clients and other members of the health care team
  • Proficient use of the electronic medical health record
  • Clinical teaching
  • Development and promotion of practice
  • Active participation in health plan contracts.
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
  • Strong collaborative nature

Conditions of Employment:

Applicant must be willing and able to provide full scope contraceptive services and counseling on abortion services.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing or midwifery
  • Current AMCB certification
  • A minimum of two years of full scope practice providing antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, well woman and gynecological care.
  • Current Board certification as a CNM by date of hire
  • Current RN and APN licensures (Any State) (Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies.) Must have Colorado RN and APN licenses by date of hire.
  • Current Prescriptive Authority (RxN) Licensure (Any State). Must have Colorado RxN license by date of hire.
  • Current DEA license within 18 months of hire.
  • Valid NPI number by date of hire
  • Valid Colorado Medicaid Provider number by date of hire
  • Completed CAQH by date of hire
  • Current BLS and NRP Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in water birth and alternative labor/birth options
  • Current Colorado State RN & APN Licensures
  • Current, active, Colorado Prescriptive Authority & DEA
  • Previous student preceptor experience
  • Limited OB ultrasound skills
  • Spanish speaking

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09766

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV, Attach copy of CPR/BLS certification and a copy of current licenses (RN, APN, RxN, DEA)
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20468 - College of Nursing

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Jun 6, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rod DeVriendt

Posting Contact Email: rod.devriendt@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00674379


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