Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates is seeking experienced certified nurse-midwives to join our established, innovative, collaborative midwifery practice on our Washington, DC campus. Our full scope faculty midwives are sought after in the community and recognized across the country for excellent outcomes in physiologic birth, vaginal birth after cesarean, breech birth, hydrotherapy, and comprehensive gynecologic care. Our midwives provide expert leadership in the field of evidence-based midwifery care throughout the lifespan. Successful candidates will work both independently and collaboratively in outpatient and inpatient settings, and will attend births at George Washington University Hospital, teaching midwifery fellows and students, OB/GYN residents, and medical students. Three years of successful clinical experience supporting physiologic birth is required, and ideal candidates will have at least five years of experience. Candidates will be eligible for a clinical faculty appointment to the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Come join us in vibrant DC and help shape the future of this unique and successful model of midwifery care!
This position provides full-time, full-scope midwifery care for an established and growing midwifery caseload at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. The candidate assists clients in the office, on labor and delivery, and postpartum. The candidate ensures the safety and health of mother and child and identifies need for additional care. The candidate follows established standards, procedures, protocols, and practices, which are developed by The George Washington University Hospital and The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. Other duties may be assigned.
Works closely with the Director of Midwifery Services and other Faculty Midwives to provide expert leadership in the field of evidence-based midwifery care and physiologic birth to The George Washington University Department of OB/GYN.
Educates and supervises resident staff, students, and nurses in patient-centered, evidence-based midwifery management of pregnant clients on Labor and Delivery and in the outpatient setting.
Functions as Attending Faculty on labor and delivery, triage, and in the outpatient office setting and practices according to the GW Guidelines for Collaborative Practice and the Standards and Role Definition for Inpatient Midwifery Practice at The George Washington University Hospital.
Independently manages clients who are admitted to Labor and Delivery, Triage, and other obstetrical units in collaboration with attending physicians and the house staff.
Works collaboratively with the Medical Faculty on Labor and Delivery and in the outpatient setting. Performs outpatient GYN care to include annual exams, contraceptive counseling, minor GYN problem visits, and other related care items.
Follows established standards, procedures, protocols, and practices, which are developed by The George Washington University Hospital and The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Licensed to practice as a Midwife in the District of Columbia.
Eligible for appropriate appointment to the Medical Staff of The George Washington University Hospital.
Education:Graduation from an accredited school of Nurse-Midwifery along with Master’s Degree is required. Licensed to practice as a Midwife in the District of Columbia.
Experience:Minimum 3 years clinical experience, 5 years preferred. Experience teaching residents, midwifery students, and medical students. Experience and expertise working as a part of a Collaborative Team of Providers. Expert in Primary Cesarean Delivery Prevention and Normal/Natural Birth. Proficient in fetal heart rate monitor interpretation and intermittent auscultation. Experience in research and writing preferred. First Assist, Vacuum Extraction, Ultrasound, IUD and Nexplanon Insertion, Endometrial Biopsy, and Colposcopy preferred.
Certification:Certification by American Midwifery Certification Board
Certification in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation
Will report to Director of Midwifery Services
Typical Physical Demands:
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.
Frequent mobility and/or sitting required for extended periods of time. Position requires manual dexterity. Ability to manage a rigorous call schedule in a positive and professional manner.
Typical Mental Demands:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people at various levels within and outside the MFA.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works in a clinical/office setting.
Additional Salary Information: Medical liability coverage provided.
Internal Number: 2020-01
About George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
The Midwifery Division was established within the Department of OB/GYN at George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA) in 2010 to promote access to healthy, physiologic birth for the families of the DC Metro area, and to educate residents, medical, midwifery and nursing students about the evidence and techniques used to do so. George Washington University Hospital has become the leader among Washington area hospitals in meeting the demand for these services, which include hydrotherapy in labor and birth, vaginal birth after cesarean, and vaginal breech birth. GW Midwifery is recognized as a national bench-marking leader in achieving excellent clinical outcomes through the use of evidence-based strategies to support physiologic birth. Midwives see clients for perinatal and gynecologic care at two Washington, DC locations and an office in Bethesda, Maryland. GW MFA offers competitive salary and benefits, continuing education and medical liability coverage.
The midwifery team, consisting of 10.8 FTEs and three midwifery fellows, carries a separate caseload from the OB/GYN team and works alongside OB/GYN generalists and maternal fetal medicine physicians and r...esidents to oversee care on the labor and delivery and triage units. All providers are recognized as expert partners with different skill sets working alongside one another to meet the health care needs of clients. Midwives educate residents and medical, midwifery, and nursing students in evidence-based midwifery care, and actively participate in medical education opportunities.
Midwives and midwifery fellows are recognized as attending providers and members of the medical staff with full admission, discharge and prescriptive privileges. Midwives attend and supervise births and expose the medical and resident teams to evidence-based midwifery care during deliveries and board discussions. They communicate regularly via board sign-out and frequent verbal and written updates. The George Washington University Hospital recognizes that working as a team offers the optimal and most efficient labor and delivery management.