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Nurse Midwife at University of Chicago

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Type: Part Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

BSD OBG - Midwifery Services

About the Department
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has 114 clinical providers, providing care at the main hospital in Hyde Park and seven off site locations. We have More than 60,000 outpatient visits, 25,000 ultrasound visits, 2,800 deliveries, 3,000 gynecological surgeries per year. Teaching, research and the highest quality clinical care are top 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. The department was ranked #12 on the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 for Gynecology.

Job Summary
The job uses best practices and knowledge of patients and exercises autonomous decision making in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of delegated medical treatments. The scope of practice includes family support, discharge planning, staff education, consultation and research. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking a Certified Nurse Midwife to join our growing team. All of our midwives have advanced degrees in midwifery (CNM) and fully partner with our generalist physicians to care for our obstetrical patients in the DCAM, South Loop, and Orland Park. Together, our generalist physicians and midwives support the normal processes of pregnancy and childbirth and emphasize collaborative decision-making. We strive to have low cesarean section rates and encourage vaginal birth after a first cesarean. We also work closely with our lactation consultants to provide comprehensive breastfeeding support. You can find more information at

- 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.
- Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient's plan of care.
Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.
Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through a combination of education and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a related job discipline.
Certifications:Current and/or eligible for State of Illinois licensure/registration required. Eligibility to be privileged and credentialed through the Medical Staff Office (MSO). - State of Illinois

Preferred Qualifications

- Graduate of a midwifery educational program approved by the American College of Nurse Midwives required.

- 5+ years of clinical CNM experience preferred.
- Experience with project management using Excel or other project management tools preferred.
- High attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Ability to influence and manage others through a matrix environment.
- Advanced knowledge of prenatal case, outpatient clinics, labor and delivery, postpartum care and obstetrical ultrasound.

Licenses 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.

Preferred Competencies
- Organization.
- Problem-solving.
- Collaboration.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Working Conditions
- Ability to stand for extended periods.

Application Documents
- Resume (required)
- Cover Letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family
Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact
Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Pay Frequency

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Benefits Eligible

Drug Test Required

Health Screen Required

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

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