Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Do you want to offer outstanding outpatient midwifery care to medically underserved women? Would you like to work alongside a dedicated mission-minded team of Women’s Health providers with the support of a large multispecialty community health center? Do you enjoy doing meaningful work in a positive, team-oriented, patient-focused atmosphere? If so, we want to meet you!
The Women’s Health Department at Cornell Scott Hill Health Center is looking to fill a weekday outpatient-only midwifery position. As part of our team, you will provide a balance of obstetric care (prenatal and postpartum only), gynecologic care (preventive and problem visits), and gynecologic procedures as desired. Our obstetric patients deliver with the Yale midwifery service at the Vidone Birth Center at Yale New Haven Hospital. Our patients also benefit from our full scope of gynecologic services – from well woman visits to major and minor gynecologic surgery, and everything in between. The Women’s Health Department is a close-knit team where we value the critical contributions of every member of our staff, and where our patients feel truly known and cared for.
The Cornell Scott Hill Health Center is a prominent community health center with sites throughout the greater New Haven area. In addition to comprehensive primary care, we provide numerous medical specialties (e.g. dermatology, neurology, rheumatology, and more), adult and pediatric dental services, and extensive behavioral health services with behavioral health providers embedded in our primary care sites. We work closely with our colleagues at Yale, and partner with numerous local organizations to enhance the health of our community.
CT Registered Nurse license, Certification by ACNM, and eligibility for licensure as a Nurse-Midwife in the State of Connecticut are required. Prior midwifery experience preferred, but we welcome new graduates who are committed to the New Haven community. Spanish language skills are helpful but not a must. Enthusiasm, compassion, flexibility, and a team-oriented mindset are especially important.
If you think you might be a good fit, we look forward to hearing from you!
The Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is responsible for providing outpatient obstetric and gynecologic care in accordance with established clinical practice guidelines. The CNM administers direct prenatal and postpartum patient services, gynecologic preventive and problem-based care, and office-based procedures as appropriate. Provides educational and other related services to patients. May educate midwifery, medical and nursing students. Performs administrative duties pertaining to clinical care and department operations as needed. May participate in research, community information and presentations, professional organizations, and related committees.
CS-HHC’s Expectations of all Employees
Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC’s Values at all times
Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns
Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides prenatal and postpartum nurse midwifery care, including evaluation and management of common obstetrical complaints
Provides preventive gynecologic care (e.g. well-woman visits, contraception), gynecologic problem-based care for common gynecologic complaints (e.g. infections, menstrual abnormalities, pelvic pain), and certain gynecologic procedures
Orders laboratory tests, imaging studies and professional consultations as appropriate, and prescribes appropriate medications and interventions
Provides educational and other related services to patients
Participates in Medical Staff meetings and performance improvement efforts such as chart audits/peer reviews
Maintains confidentiality in regards to patients, staff and program matters at all times
Consults with other staff or specialists to make appropriate referrals for acute, chronic and preventive health care
Coordinates patient care with colleagues, nursing, front desk outreach, case management staff, Yale New Haven Hospital, and other agencies as necessary
Treats patients and staff respectfully, courteously, appropriately
Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols
Completes charting of notes, forms and coding in a timely and efficient manner. Documents encounters appropriately.
Pursues continuing education opportunities as required by the American College of Nurse-Midwives in order to maintain certification and update medical knowledge
Perform other related duties as assigned
Education: Graduate of Nurse-Midwifery program accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives
Experience: Certification by the ACNM and/or eligibility for licensure as a Nurse-Midwife in the State of Connecticut. Minimum one (1) year experience as a certified nurse midwife is desirable; however, new graduates committed to the New Haven community are welcome.
Knowledge/Abilities: Knowledge of professional nursing theory, clinical practice standards, normal maternal/fetal growth and development, and requirements of nurse midwifery practice. Ability to independently seek out resources and solve complex problems. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written. Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, perform health assessments, treatment, and follow-up. Ability to provide leadership in clinical area of expertise and in meeting organizational goals. Excellent organizational skills are necessary.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to bend and kneel for long stretches of time. They must be able to tolerate long and irregular work hours. The employee must frequently lift and/or move patients using proper body mechanics.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee should be able to communicate effectively. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Must be able to deal with blood and use universal precautions at all times.
Travel within the State of Connecticut is required on an occasional basis. Must provide evening, weekend, and satellite coverage when necessary.
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center is a federally qualified community health center established in 1968 in a collaboration between the community and Yale School of Medicine. The first community health center in Connecticut, the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center has a long history of serving New Haven neighborhoods, which are among the most disadvantaged in the State. Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center ...also provides health care services to those from the City of West Haven and towns in the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Naugatuck and Oxford.