Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Life's Journey OBGYN is a full scope, private, all women staffed office located in DuBois, Pennsylvania. We also have an office in Punxsutawney, PA. We are looking to add either an experienced or strong new graduate CNM to our growing practice that currently has 2 physicians, 2 CNMs and 3 NPs.
The Nurse-Midwife will collaborate care with the OB/GYN. The Nurse-Midwife coordinates the care of patients seen at Life’s Journey OB/GYN. This includes performing histories, physicals, and procedures; order laboratory and diagnostic tests; and developing and implementing appropriate treatment plans.
Hours of work: will vary between office hours (Monday-Friday) and hours of hospital call
Attain credentialing and practicing privileges at Penn Highlands DuBois and Punxsutawney
Promote family centered care including all members of the family, as the patient desires, treating everyone with respect and compassion
Gather accurate medical history
Perform appropriate physical examination
Document completely in patient’s charts
Order necessary labs and radiology/tests
Diagnose and treat disorders/infections
Manage the normal pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum including complications; consulting with collaborating physician as appropriate. Repair first and second degree lacerations. Place IUPC/FSE.
Support breastfeeding and its common complications
Manage the normal gynecology patient including complications; consulting with collaborating physician as appropriate
Do advanced skills, such as colposcopy, IUD insertion, and first assisting on surgeries, as trained.
Prescribe medications as needed - have DEA.
Consult with and refer to collaborating physician and other health care professionals when appropriate.
Adhere to Midwifery scope of practice protocols as filed at Life’s Journey OB/GYN
Education and Training (Obtain and maintain these certifications/licenses)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in Nurse-Midwifery from an accredited university
Current Certification as a Nurse-Midwife through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
Active Pennsylvania state Nurse-Midwife license
Active Pennsylvania state Nurse-Midwife Prescriptive Authority license
Active Pennsylvania state Registered Nurse license