Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) independently manages the care of low-risk women during antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods under the supervision of a physician. Co-manages higher risk patients when determined appropriate by CNM and physician. Responsible for providing prenatal care, education and support, attending childbirth, providing encouragement during labor and delivery, and supervising the general care of women and children directly after birth.
Performs medical screening exams to diagnose labor and evaluate for pregnancy complications
Reviews patient history, documents evaluations, orders lab and imaging studies as needed
Obtains consultation with appropriate physician as indicated
Follows facility specific standardized procedures
Evaluates patient for appropriate pain management including requests for epidurals
Teaches, counsels and guides women regarding their individual health care and encourages them to be involved. Teaches classes as needed. Emphasizes active patient participation, clear communication between the provider and the patient, and promotes an individualized health care experience
Serves as an OB/GYN team member: Works closely with physicians and staff to ensure healthy pregnancies and deliveries. Provides emotional and social support, which can reduce the length of labor, the need for pain medication, and need for cesarean delivery
Conducts postpartum rounds including contraception counseling, prescribing and discharge planning/education
Performs other duties as assigned including circumcisions and surgical first assistance for cesarean deliveries after appropriate training/competency has been demonstrated
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
BSN and successful completion of nurse midwifery program accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
Minimum of three years of experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife
Board certified by American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
Current RN licenses in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia
BLS certification by the American Heart Association
Didactic education and supervised clinical experience in third trimester limited obstetric ultrasound preferred or to be obtained within one year of hire
Demonstrated ability to work in teams and have effective communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of all regulatory requirements and legal considerations of midwifery care
Internal Number: CERTI04526
About The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Fulfilling the promise of medicine
At Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), more than 1,600 Permanente physicians work hand in hand to make a positive impact on the health and lives of our over 750,000+ Kaiser Permanente members. Serving a community that spans the Washington D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas, MAPMG is a single group practice that offers an array of best-in-class facilities, resources and services—all focused on creating an environment that empowers our physicians to provide the highest quality care.
As a physician with MAPMG, you’ll be part of a group that represents 50+ specialties, encompasses over 30 Kaiser Permanente medical centers and houses more than a dozen community hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. You’ll also be a member of a physician-led practice that actively places our patients at the center of all that we do. You got into medicine because you wanted to help people. And so did we. That’s why we also provide our physicians with comprehensive administrative and practice support, accelerated technology and tools and a unique health care delivery model that no other organization can provide.
If you’ve always imagined working i...n a truly collaborative setting where the patient-physician relationship is respected, and where high-quality, personalized care is the standard, consider joining MAPMG. You’re precisely the type of physician who belongs here.