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Midwife-Labor & Delivery-PRN

Job Number: 64534
Categories: Advanced Practice Provider
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 418023 - OB-Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Security
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This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

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Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

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Master's degree in nursing or related field; documentation of completion of accredited Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) by the Texas Board of Nursing to practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM); certification as a CNM by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) or the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Certification Council; minimum of three (3) years experience as a CNM; current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) a plus; current Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification; completion of a First Assist at Surgery education program certified by the Certification Board Perioperative Nursing (CBPN) and certification as a Certified Registered Nurse First Assist (CRNFA) preferred.

Job Duties

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1. Serves as a member of a healthcare team that includes faculty obstetricians, Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists, OB/GYN residents, faculty anesthesiologists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists.
2. Provides ongoing coordination with the healthcare team and other CNMs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to provide 24/7 inpatient coverage by midwives at the UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital.
3. Participates in the provision of healthcare to obstetric patients including triage assessment, management of labor and delivery, first assisting at surgery, post-partum care, discharge planning, patient education in the hospital (primarily Labor and Delivery, the Emergency Department and inpatient floor), and ambulatory OB/GYN clinics. Obtains and records complete medical history. Performs physical exams according to departmental protocols. Obtains and interprets laboratory tests according to departmental protocols. Assesses patient database and identifies biopsychosocial needs. Provides relevant counseling and education to patients and significant others within role limitations (such as prenatal and post-partum care, physical activity, family planning, infant and child care, diets, medications).
4. Perform procedures that are privileged and credentialed to perform within the scope of practice of a CNM in the state of Texas.
5. Enhances patient transitions in care by communicating with outpatients regarding planned admissions, with inpatients regarding treatment plans and/or testing results and by participating in discharges.
6. Appropriately and accurately documents all assessments, procedures and decision-making, whether in person or by telephone, in the patient's electronic medical record in a timely fashion consistent with UT Southwestern standards.
7. Identifies and analyzes processes related to patient care and suggests improvements to increase efficiency, productivity, patient safety and patient satisfaction.
8. Serves as a resource and educator for other midwives, nurses, medical students and residents, and facilitates team work and process improvement through planned group processes, i.e. workshops, seminars, and staff meetings.
9. Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills that convey information efficiently and accurately that support the PACT standards of care for obstetric patients and their families.
10. Accountability to patients and the healthcare team to deliver safe and effective care to obstetric patients in the hospital setting. This accountability includes having solid professional judgement and awareness of the dynamic changes within the inpatient setting that on occasion would require scheduling flexibility and adjustments.
11. Participates in quality and safety data collection or departmental research activities as required by the Chair of OB-Gyn (or his/her designee), the credentialing office or as deemed appropriate.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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