Under the direction of the Division Director for Midwifery and Vice Chair of Community Practices, functions as administrative supervisor, coordinates the activities of the midwives, acts as liaison with other hospital departments to develop and implement the functions of the midwifery practice, in addition to direct care.
Role and Responsibilities:
*Supervises the activities of certified nurse-midwives (CNM's) within the Midwives at Hamot practice. *Oversees the orientation of new midwives *Conducts regular staff meetings. *Is responsible for office and call schedules for the practice. *Apprises the Director of Midwifery and the Lead Physician (or her/his designate) in a timely fashion of any significant clinical issues or occurrences that arise from the midwifery practice. *Maintains links to nursing and other departments within UPMC-Hamot to assure optimal midwifery care. *Works with the Director of the UPMC Division of Midwifery to strategically plan for the growth and development of the Midwives at Hamot practice. *Carries out the principle duties and responsibilities of the Clinical Faculty CNM as appropriate to his/her Lead role.
*Midwife shall be available to perform clinical and administrative services, on average, forty-eight (48) hours per week, including performance of clinical services during a full day office schedule, day call, night and weekend call. *Midwife will be available for participation in clinical meetings, patient orientation sessions and administrative needs of the midwifery service. *Full compliance with timely and accurate completion of charts and associated clinical documentation. *Midwife shall participate in community education, outreach activities, and activities to promote midwifery as mutually agreed upon by UPP and Midwife. *Participate in all Annual Training Requirements for Midwives/Faculty as may be established, for both UPP and SOM. *Full compliance with the UPP Compliance Plan annual training requirements and all internal and compliance audits (i.e., Departmental and Corporate). *Provision of all information, as requested, necessary for divisional and departmental budgeting in a timely manner. *OSHA, Patient Safety, Bio-Terrorism Training (and any others as mandated by Corporate during the course of the fiscal year). *Maintain current Pennsylvania midwifery license, prescriptive authority certificate and nursing license, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certificate, Medicare & other third party payer provider number(s) as deemed necessary by UPP. Maintain an active ACNM certificate. *Completion of the Annual Faculty Performance Evaluation within established time frame and maintaining a minimum overall rating of Satisfactory. *Meet State Boards of Medicine and Nursing CME requirements as well as American Midwifery Certification Board requirements
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) was established in 1999 with the affiliation agreement with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. UPP offers an academic mission, including education and research, for the 23 clinical departments. UPP provides centralized support services for the clinical departments such as information services, legal services, human resources, and financial and medical billing.