Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Certified Nurse Midwife
Independent Practice Association (IPA)
Internal Number: 012021
General Summary of Duties: Responsible for providing obstetric primary care services, including assessing and managing patients in the office following established standards and scope of practice. Responsible for calling patients about test results and following up on patient issues. Calls in prescriptions to pharmacies. Provides input and direction to the patient’s care team so they may fully utilize and benefit from our medical services. Conveys a positive image of CWC.
Diagnosing, monitoring and examining women during pregnancy.
Providing counseling and care during pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
Providing counseling and advice before and after screening and tests.
Offering support and advice following events such as miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death.
Supervising and assisting mothers in labor, monitoring the condition of the baby and using knowledge of drugs and pain management.
Gives support and advice on the daily care of the baby, including breastfeeding, bathing and making up feeds.
Providing family-centered primary healthcare to women throughout their reproductive lives.
Providing routine gynecological services – including reproductive health visits, regular gynecologic care (i.e., annual exams) and peri-/post-menopausal care and preventive care.
Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits. Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information.
Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.
Administers medications and injections in compliance with state law.
Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments.
Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention, utilizing community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Fulfills organizational responsibilities efficiently as assigned which may include but not be limited to: HIPAA regulations; respecting/promoting patient rights; responding appropriately to emergencies; working as a team member; recognizes problems with patients, staff, or operations and works quickly as a team member to resolve the problem. Identifies ways to improve practice operations.
Performs other duties as required or directed by providers and management.
Participates in regular meetings with supervising physician to review and discuss patient needs.
Participates in weekly OB High Risk meetings to discuss and manage the needs of patients identified as High Risk.
Meets with the Workflow/Quality Improvement team (Physicians, Mid-Level providers, Practice Manager, IT/EMR/Quality Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, Admin Coordinator) regularly to discuss and develop solutions in areas of EMR workflow, Quality Measures, Patient workflow.
Meets with the clinical staff (clinical coordinator, referral coordinator, OB interview nurse, RNs/LPNs/MOAs, laboratory and ultrasound staff) regularly to discuss patient care needs.
Meets with administrative/clerical staff (administrative coordinator, appointment schedulers, front desk receptionists, insurance/billing staff, medical records staff) regularly to discuss patient’s needs.
Graduation from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME);
Verification by program director of completion of education program;
Active North Carolina registered nurse (RN) license.
Founded in 1972, Catawba Women's Center (CWC) is the provider of choice for obstetrics and gynecology for the majority of women in the Catawba Valley region of western North Carolina. The specialty of obstetrics and gynecology is constantly changing. Operating as a group practice permits our professionals to stay up-to-date with new advances in our field. During Obstetrical Care, our patients have appointments with all of our professional staff; providing the reassurance of a “familiar face” at the time of delivery. Likewise, our providers come to know patients both from a medical standpoint and as an individual. Most gynecologic care and surgical procedures are provided by the provider of your choice. As a large and diverse group, you do have the availability of other practitioners if your needs require other skills or if your provider is unavailable.
We are also the only practice in the Foothills area that offers 24/7 Midwifery Care to our patients. Our midwives are committed to providing personalized care to each woman they encounter and have the skills and knowledge to facilitate healthy, normal childbirth. We offer full scope midwifery care including well woman care, adole...scent gynecology and obstetrics. Our midwives collaborate with our obstetricians, pediatricians, and other specialists during your care when the need arises.
In addition to our professional staff, CWC employs nursing, ultrasound, laboratory, and an office staff second to none. All of our employees are dedicated to providing excellent patient relations and services in a friendly, caring manner.
Our goal is to provide the best medical care available, in the most relaxed and comfortable atmosphere possible. We realize women have special medical concerns and needs, and we intend to meet them in the most acceptable way, both medically and financially.
At Catawba Women's Center, we believe that when it comes to quality care, it's about choice and providing what is right for you – "Caring for a Lifetime". Rest assured that all our team does just that. Our qualified staff consists of nine physicians. In addition, we offer Catawba County's only private midwifery practice, advance practice providers and a staff of experienced and friendly nurses, medical assistants, technologists and administrative staff.