Certified Nurse Midwife opportunity in Fort Defiance!
Tsehootsooi Medical Center
December 14, 2017
Fort Defiance, Arizona
Full Time - Experienced
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Position serves as Certified Nurse Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN located at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc. The Certified Nurse Midwife is a licensed independent practitioner. Assignments involve providing comprehensive and continuing health and medical care services to women and newborns. Provides midwifery care to women in the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods, including, but not limited to, prenatal visits, antepartum testing, attendance during labor, vaginal deliveries, assisting with cesarean sections, repair of vulvar/vaginal lacerations, immediate and outpatient postpartum care. Provides routine newborn care up to six weeks. Provides midwifery care to women of all ages in the area of well-woman gynecology, including, but not limited to, family planning and birth control; STI prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; diagnosis and treatment of minor gynecological problems; and menopause. Is an active member of the Midwifery Service, participating in peer review, meetings, and projects of the Service. Interviews and examines patients, reviews past medical history, and requests/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to obtain all possible information related to each case. Makes preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required. Bases decision upon information obtained, professional midwifery knowledge and skills and prescribed policies and procedures. Assures preparation of timely, appropriate medical records for all patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data needed to provide comprehensive medical care. Provides emergency care as required. Independently provides routine care for pregnancy and birth, and well woman care. Gives total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patients under incumbent’s care. Conducts outpatient clinics making observations appropriate to the outpatients underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms. Reviews the patient’s medications, diet, therapy course, and adherence to management plan and patient observations. Modifies regimen as indicated. Instructs and counsels patients as required. Refers patients to appropriate contracted medical or other government facilities providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided on-site. Coordinates and integrates information obtained into the on-going Health Care Program at the Service Unit and assures the provision of timely follow-up care as required. Works closely with Allied Health professionals (Community Health Nurse, Social Workers, Health Education, etc.) in the provision of broad health program services. Serves as a consultant in the field of midwifery to other members of the Fort Defiance Service Unit Medical Staff. Serves on hospital committees as assigned. Serves as a member of the Medical Staff and is responsible for all associated duties including following Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules & Regulations, participates in the performance improvement activities, which are coordinated with the hospital wide PI programs and ensures that the department and subordinate departments are in full compliance with CMS, EMTALA and hospital standards. Performs other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year Certified Nurse Midwife practice experience. EDUCATION: Master's Degree or certificate in midwifery through an accredited institute of higher education. Active American Midwifery Certification Board Certification. Active unrestricted Midwifery license in any US or territory. Possesses current certification in BLS (Basic Life Support) and NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program). Competent use of electronic medical records. Knowledge of nurse-midwifery and medical management practices in order to care for well women, mothers, and babies. Knowledge of pharmacology in the areas of contraceptives, controlled drugs, sedatives, tranquilizers, anesthetics, intravenous solutions, uterine stimulants, antiobiotics, and other agents used to treat common medical problems, in order to prescribe, administer and monitor medications. To View Full Position Description, click on link provided.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is Dependent on Experience. TMC is a mult-state licensure hospital system, we offer a competitive salary, sign-on bonus, full employee benefits, $5K Relocation Reimbursement, $3,500 Annual CME Allowance with 40 hours of PTO to attend CMEs, Federal Tort Coverage, Personal Leave and Sick Leave Accrual, NHSC LRP & Scholar site, I.H.S. LRP & Scholar site, TMC offers 1-4 bedroom homes.
Internal Number: MED-17-00050
About Tsehootsooi Medical Center
Tséhootsooí Medical Center (TMC) is located in Fort Defiance, AZ, 30 minutes northwest of Gallup, NM and 175 miles west of Albuquerque, NM. In response to community needs and support of leaders in the health care field led to a feasibility and sustainability study. Therein the establishment of TMC as a P.L. 93-638 affiliate in 2010. TMC's satellite clinic located in Sanders, AZ moved to its newest location and became Nahat’á Dziil Health Center, January 2016. Our newest endeavor is a 47,000 square foot Wellness Center located on the New Mexico campus of the AZ/NM state line and scheduled to open FALL/WINTER 2017. Health on the Navajo Reservation has a unique personal interpretation; the optimal level of wellness is distinctive to each patient. Whenever resources are sought for the pursuit of the desired level of wellness, TMC is a source of advocacy, guidance and care.