Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The midwife works as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes health educators, nutritionists, lactation consultants, social workers, midwives, physicians, nurses, and other staff. The Midwife also works in collaboration with Sutter Medical Group OB/GYNs, and Sutter Davis Hospital to provide full scope midwifery services. Services are provided at three Communicare clinic sites and Sutter Davis Hospital.
Full time. Outpatient clinic hours performed at various clinic locations: Davis Community Clinic, Hansen Family Health Center in Woodland and Salud Clinic in West Sacramento. Inpatient intrapartum care provided at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Travel required between clinics and for meeting attendance. Shifts are variable and include days, nights, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
CommuniCare Health Centers provides an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and life experience.CommuniCare encourages people of all backgrounds to apply including, but not limited to those who identify as: Black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+ persons, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, veterans, individuals of all ages and religions, as well as those who have experienced the criminal justice system.
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time with reasonable accommodation.
Perform all aspects of routine antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum midwifery care, as well as preventive health services and comprehensive birth control services, as specified in written protocols approved by the Perinatal Associate Directors and Medical Director. This includes health history, physical examination, diagnosis, treatment, and health education.
Provide intrapartum care at Sutter Davis Hospital as specified in written protocols and practice agreements approved by Collaborative Practice midwifery/obstetric team. Independently manages and delivers low-risk patients; assumes co-management of high-risk women when appropriate; delivers patients followed by a physician when OB oncall is in surgery; informs patient and their family of progress and involves them in any treatment, decision or plan; and manages all patients in Labor and Delivery when OB oncall is in surgery; manages complications and emergencies independently until physician arrives.
Order and interpret lab findings for outpatient and inpatient care and consult or refer as needed as well as communicating with patient in a timely manner.
Complete CommuniCare and Sutter Davis Hospital notes within appropriate timelines according to policies.
Request appropriate consultation with collaborating physicians as needed or specified by protocol.
Communicate follow?up information and high-risk conditions to the Collaborative Practice team during consults with collaborating physicians and midwives and at weekly MD Review/High Risk meetings.
Refer appropriately to team members in keeping with the concept of multi-disciplinary team-based care.
Communicate on?call schedule changes and requests for time off with adequate notice to the Perinatal Program Manager and Associate Directors.
Coordinate with the Training and Volunteer Manager to meet volunteer needs of the program. Engage volunteers and/or students/residents to meet program needs; may include duties such as interviewing, selecting, supervising, training, and managing performance. Provide direct and timely performance and behavior feedback as necessary for volunteers and/or students/residents.
Participate in CommuniCare and Sutter Davis Hospital Birth Center quality improvement and department meetings.
Completion of an accredited Certified Nurse Midwife program.
Board certification by American College of Nurse Midwives.
1-3 years minimum experience providing full scope midwifery care highly desirable.
Experience working in a clinic or FQHC serving a low-income population preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
Bilingual Spanish preferred.
Ability to operate all equipment used in clinic sites and in hospital practice.
Ability to perform all procedures listed in outpatient and inpatient Perinatal Protocols.
Demonstrated skills to provide culturally sensitive, age, and literacy appropriate counseling and care to patients in the clinic and hospital setting.
Current Registered Nurse license to practice in the State of California issed by the BRN.
Current Nurse-Midwife license to practice in the State of California issued by the BRN.
Current Nurse Midwife Furnishing license to practice in the State of California issued by the BRN.
Current DEA certificate.
Current AMCB certificate.
BLS - Basic Life Support Certification - issued by AHA-American Heart Association.
Must apply for, be granted, and maintain Allied Health Staff Privileges with Sutter Davis Hospital.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment: *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.
Ability to see colors. Ability to bend and move arms in sufficient range of motion to complete physical assessment and procedures such as waterbirths, post-delivery suturing and IUD insertions. Hearing is required for patient assessment. May need to assist patients on to exam table or OR table or to help change positions during labor and delivery.
Compensation depends on experience. Health including some assisted reproductive technology coverage, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life insurance, retirement, EAP, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave available.
Internal Number: 0708
About CommuniCare Health Centers
CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive, patient-centered perinatal, primary care services including medical, dental, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health, and outreach services to low income, multicultural, uninsured and underinsured patients in Yolo County and the surrounding community.