Nurse Midwife

Location
Brooklyn, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10/30/2017
Closes
11/29/2017
Specialty
OB / GYN
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
 

As one of the nation's premier centers of excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research, NYU Langone Health (NYULH) provides a professional environment in which nurses can perform at their best and excel in their careers. Each and every day, is a new opportunity to learn, to grow, and to be a part of what makes us world-class.

 
 

NYULH nurses can choose from many clinical services and programs to begin or mature a professional career path that can span decades. The many opportunities that are available for nurses at all levels, from new Baccalaureate RN graduates to Advanced Practice Nurses, offer the ability to deliver world class nursing care in an intellectually-stimulating academic environment. Nurses at NYULH also demonstrate their professional practice through participation in the various councils that govern the practice of nursing, the quality of our care, and the discovery of new knowledge.

 
  NYU Lutheran Medical Center is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Medical Center's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Lutheran Medical Center .
Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Certified Nurse Midwife.

In this role, the successful candidate will be employed by NYU Lutheran as a hospitalist, is a member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and may function in the triage and inpatient settings. Midwives will ensure the provision and coordination of comprehensive advanced practice nursing processes and pertinent standards of care and uphold Midwifery Core Values. Licensed Midwives provide antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care of normal and uncomplicated pregnancies. Licensed Midwives functioning as hospitalist will work in collaboration with the Attending Physician Hospitalist on duty.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Ensures complete and thorough documentation in the Electronic Medical Record for all services rendered independently bills for those services.
  • Incorporates patient, family, community, cultural, and developmental needs in the plan of care.
  • Acts as a professional role model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of patient care.
  • Practices as a member of the allied health staff according to the rules and regulations of the Medical Staff and bylaws as outlined in the delineation of privileges.
  • Facilitates the continuity of care across the continuum of services, e.g. home care, community referrals, other facilities, appointments with other providers or specialists, etc.
  • Provides consultation and proper hand off about the patients therapeutic regimen to other members of the health care team.
  • Educates patient and family to facilitate and support health adjustments to new or changed health patterns.
  • Identifies risk factors and behavior patterns that threatens health and well being; and educates patients and caregivers on ways to manage risk factors or modify behavior to avoid illnesses and maximize wellness.
  • Prescribes or refers for medical equipment, devices, physical and occupational therapy, and home health services per practice protocol.
  • Prescribes medications according to New York State law, including controlled substances with DEA authorization.
  • Assesses for multiple interactive and synergistic effects of pharmacologic agents, including over-the-counter (OTC) preparations and alternative and complementary therapies, for patients with complex, acute, critical, and chronic illnesses and collaborates with Attending Physician as dictated by the clinical findings.
  • Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team of other midwives, nurses, physicians and other disciplines to identify, develop, and implement an appropriate plan of care that maximizes individual patient/family preference and enhances quality, safety, access, and cost-effective outcomes.
  • Evaluates treatment and health care plans for effectiveness and modifies per clinical standards and practice protocols.
  • Formulates the plan of care, involving patient, family, and, other disciplines to promote health awareness, maintain function, and optimize quality of life for both mother and fetus.
  • Differentiates between normal/abnormal findings and follows best practices for abnormal findings, which may include establishing co-management with consulting physicians or referring patients for physician care.
  • Orders customary laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies per practice protocols; interprets findings and manages patient care accordingly for low risk patients.
  • Performs postpartum rounds (including C/S if first assist certified) and manages according to best practices with Attending Physician input as dictated by the clinical findings for low risk patients.
  • Performs as OR first assist in surgical procedures, if certified.
  • Provides comprehensive management of the normal uncomplicated laboring patient, including triage, intrapartum care, and postpartum care.
  • Provides initial exams and assessments for high risk patients in triage with collaborative expertise of the covering Attending physician.
  • Provides initial exams and ongoing assessment, diagnosis and management for low risk patients.
  • Triages patients with an understanding of ones own scope of practice and need for Physician collaboration.
  • Performs complete health history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment of patients.
  • Assesses the impact of multilevel influences on a pregnant womans health status including family dynamics, community, environmental changes, economic, and occupational influences.
  • Provides health protection, health promotion, and disease prevention interventions/treatment strategies to improve or maintain optimum health of the pregnant and postpartum woman.
  • Adapts interventions to meet the complex needs of pregnant patients arising from normal changes of aging, multiple system problems, psychosocial, and financial issues.
  • Identifies acute exacerbations of chronic illness and intervenes appropriately.
  • Treats common acute and chronic illnesses and common injuries to minimize the development of complications.
  • Identifies typical and atypical presentations of commonly occurring health problems across the lifespan of the pregnant and postpartum woman .

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a current license and registration as a Licensed Midwife in New York State with prescriptive privileges;
Master's Degree in Midwifery from an accredited Midwifery Program;
Credentialed through the Credentialing Committee of the Medical Board with approved Delineation of Privileges;
National certification with the American Midwifery Board Certification (AMCB) is required;
DEA certificate
Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience as a Licensed Midwife is preferred;
Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, creative problem solving and excellent critical thinking and leadership;
Previously demonstrated ability to facilitate group processes and work cohesively and collaboratively as member of the interdisciplinary team;
Effective change agent;
Physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform responsibilities;
Membership in related professional specialty organizations desirable;
Electronic Fetal Monitoring Credentialing every 2 years;
NRP certification every 2 years;
Basic Life Support certification;
Department Drills/Skills participation;
Infection Control Certification every 4 years
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Lutheran Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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