UW Medical Center Northwest Nurse-Midwife, Seattle WA
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Certified Nurse Midwife
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: CNM NW 2021
Join our growing team of Certified Nurse Midwives and Ob/Gyn physicians at University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest in Seattle, WA. We are currently seeking a full time, full scope Certified Nurse Midwife to join our midwifery practice. UW Medical Center - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit, community hospital, with 280 beds, on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus in northeast Seattle. We are a satellite campus of the University of Washington Medical Center, the top-rated hospital in Washington State, with access to all the resources of a leading academic medical center. We have a newly renovated (2021) birthing unit with spacious labor and delivery rooms, each with a large labor tub. We are certified Baby Friendly with lactation support 7 days a week. Our nurse-midwives enjoy a close working relationship with our OB-GYN colleagues. We work with an amazing team of nurses who support physiologic birth and practice truly patient-centered care. We are a smallish birthing facility, but with 24/7 in-house OB, neonatology, and OB anesthesia.
As a UW Medicine employee, you will be granted a University of Washington academic faculty appointment. In addition, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For more information, please view our Benefit Summary.
The UW is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington is committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training, scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We welcome candidates who can extend the diversity of our team to help us reflect the myriad types of families and cultures we serve in greater Seattle.
Licensure, Registration, Certification • Current CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) certification • Current Registered Nurse (RN) License for the State of Washington • Current Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) license for the State of Washington with prescriptive authority • CPR/BLS certification • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification (active within 3 months of hire.) • DEA registration • EFM certification (can be arranged during onboarding if not already certified)
Work Experience • experience as a full scope midwife, including newborn care and C-section first assist preferred but not required • previous training or experience with OB ultrasound preferred, but not required • experience teaching in healthcare setting is preferred but not required
Special Training/Skills • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and acuity of the patients served by the assigned unit/department or clinic. • Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel and Outlook. • Ability to learn and work comfortably with electronic medical record (Training will be provided) • Ability to appropriately counsel and educated patients and families about complex care issues via phone or in person. • Able to effectively and respectfully communicate and collaborate with midwife partners and others, including but not limited to physicians, management, nursing, and support staff • Teaching skills and ability to give appropriate positive and constructive feedback • Flexibility in responding to needs of clinic schedule, practice partners, and patients Physical Demand Level: Medium Physical Abilities: • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. • Must be able to move freely throughout the clinic and hospital. • In an 8-hour workday, must be able to: o Lift / Carry o 20 to 50 pounds occasionally o 10 to 25 pounds frequently o up to 10 pounds constantly • As required, must be able to: o Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders o Push and Pull o Perform fine motor functions • Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.
Candidates will be expected to provide medical services at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals, train residents, and medical students, and make academic contributions to the field. The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
We are a 6 FTE hospital-employed group providing full scope midwifery care in an incredibly supportive practice environment in Seattle, WA. Our newly renovated hospital birthing unit includes spacious labor tubs. Our nurses and OBs support physiologic birth, but also offer a range of pain relief measures including nitrous oxide. Our campus is a former small community hospital in a lovely northeast Seattle neighborhood, but we are part of the University of Washington Medical Center, with all the resources of a leading academic medical center. Position includes UW faculty appointment, competitive salary and benefits.