Nurse Midwife (Full-Time)

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20123 Ob & Gynecology

About the Unit
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has 98 clinical providers: 42 faculty members, ten clinical fellows, 28 residents, ten physician assistants, six midwives, and two advanced practice nurses providing care at the main hospital in Hyde Park and seven off site locations. We have more than 45,000 outpatient visits, 20,000 ultrasound encounters, 2,500 deliveries, and perform over 2,500 gynecologic surgeries per year. Our physicians see patients at several offsite locations that are managed by the Department and operate at a number of hospitals, including Munster Community hospital in Northwestern Indiana and Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is organized into seven clinical sections: Uro-gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, REI, Family Planning, Maternal Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Each is led by a section chief who is responsible for carrying out the strategy set for the section. The Department is ranked on the US News and World Report ‘best' list. Teaching and research are high priorities for the Department. The residency and fellowship programs are highly ranked and have a history of training leaders in healthcare. The Department also has a significant research enterprise, engaging in population health studies, as well as research conducted in wet laboratories on tumor biology and the mechanisms of hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. Additionally, the Section of Family Planning has established a unique research center, CI3, which focuses on reproductive policy and innovations in sexual and reproductive health.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Nurse Midwife position will be responsible for both project management and clinical duties.


  • Will be responsible for the assessment, plan, implementation and evaluation of nurse midwifery care delivered to antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum, and newborn patients
  • The CNM performs physical exams, collects and documents data, manages labor and spontaneous delivery, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, and prescribes appropriate interventions and medications
  • Oversight of many quality and safety projects on Labor and Delivery
  • Responsible for all phases of assigned projects including assigning individual responsibilities, coordinating activities of project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables
  • Collaborates with and acts as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care
  • Selects appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care
  • Actively pursues required knowledge and skills for professional development
  • Identifies and participates in quality assurance issues on the unit
  • May participate in health education in the community; may participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician; may prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions; acts as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit
  • Participates in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting

  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to detail

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Current RN and CNM license, Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program certificates required
  • Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) required
  • Graduate of a midwifery educational program approved by the American College of Nurse Midwives required
  • 5-8 years of clinical CNM experience preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Experience with project management using Excel or other project management tools preferred
  • High attention to detail and organizational skills required
  • Ability to influence and manage others through a matrix environment required
  • Advanced knowledge of prenatal case, outpatient clinics, labor and delivery, postpartum care and obstetrical ultrasound required

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Info

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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