Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
We are looking for a compassionate and energetic midwife to join our thriving UnityPoint practice. We are part of one of the largest healthcare organizations in Iowa. We currently have 7 midwives and are looking to add 2 more. We are hospital-based and do not participate in home births. We perform low-risk vaginal deliveries. We provide antepartum OB care in our office along with well-woman exams, birth control, hormone replacement, and women's health problem focus visits. We treat women at all stages of life.
We always have a physician that we can call to consult with and to deliver our patients requiring an operative vaginal birth, or C-section.
Call rotation equally amongst all partners 2:9.
We do not do infant care.
We also will provide 24 hour coverage for the UnityPoint OB physician group at Methodist hospital. When on-call we will have a midwife at Iowa Lutheran Hospital for our patients and a midwife on-call to assist the OB physicians and to take care of our higher-risk patients. So 2 midwives will be on-call at the same time for 2 different locations.
Graduation from a program of nurse midwifery accredited by the American College of Midwives.
Iowa License or ability to obtain within 30 days.
Demonstrate prior performance of at least 30 deliveries in the past 24 months or applicable recent experience.
Applicants who cannot provide documentation of previous experience must be monitored by their sponsoring physician for 10 deliveries before delivering alone.
UnityPoint Midwife Services has been in operation for over 15 years. We are the leading midwife office in the Des Moines area. We have 50-60 deliveries a month at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and are also going to expand to deliver at Iowa Lutheran Hospital as well. Our midwives provide in-house assistance to our OB physicians as well. We have a team of 7 nurse midwives, 1 medical director, 8 nurses and 3 front office staff. We are hospital-based as a part of Blank Children's Hospital and Women's Health Center. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package