Nurse Midwife-40 hours
Martha's Vineyard Hospital (MVH)

Falmouth, Massachusetts

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The Nurse Midwife is responsible for safe and personalized care to patients in the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and routine GYN setting according to MVH Midwifery Guidelines.

The nurse midwife reports directly to the Director of Physician Practices.


Provide and maintain midwifery care, which is effective and responsible to the needs of women from adolescence (13-17 years) through senior adult (55-64 years).
Provide care to all patients desirous of midwifery care and to be responsible to the needs of the community.
Contribute to the development of guidelines for the midwifery service.
Implement the policies and procedures regarding delivery of patient care.
Collaborate with nurses, nurse-midwives, physicians, and other health care professionals to assess and meet the health care needs of the patients.

Meets with the Chief Nurse Midwife to identify, address, and resolve patient care issues.
Participates on committees to formulate clinical improvement initiatives and participates in the QA program.
Initiate and work on research issues which are applicable to clinical practice.
Have admission and discharge responsibilities for the midwifery caseload of patients.
Provide care and management of normal labor patients, including delivery; requiring twenty-four hour midwifery coverage.
Consults with a physician as needed and co-manages certain patients with the physician as defined by the midwifery guidelines.
Provide care and triage of all obstetrical patients both urgent and non-urgent. Consults with the attending MD on duty.
Provide telephone triage services to Nurse Midwife/MD patients during non-office hours.
Engage in patient education at every visit.
Provide routine GYN care to the midwifery patient caseload.

Provide comprehensive care by rounding "socially" on postpartum patients (Nurse Practitioners currently round on both physicians and midwifery patients). Serve as a consult or implement follow-up plans as requested by the Nurse Practitioners rounding on midwifery patients. Ensure that all patients have a two/six-week postpartum follow-up visit. At the six week appointment a postpartum exam will be provided with the option of initiation of contraception management.
Demonstrate and maintain clinical competence.
Identify learning needs and goals, and design a plan to meet them.
Maintain necessary clinical skills through self-directed clinical practice.
Be available as a resource where expertise may be required.

• Valid Massachusetts RN licensure in good standing
• Master's Degree required
• Graduation from an educational program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery and Education (ACME)
• Successful completion of the certifying examination given by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
• Enrollment in the Certification Maintenance Program by the AMCB

• Three years experience as a Nurse Midwife preferred
• Skills in interpersonal communication, teamwork, research, and organization required
• Language skills preferred

EEO Statement
Martha's Vineyard Hospital and Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

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