Come join one of the oldest continuously-operating birth centers in the country!
Birth Care and Family Health Services
Location: Christiana, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Certified Nurse Midwife
Internal Number: 2
Seeking experienced CNM for full-scope practice at our free-standing birth center
Birth Care and Family Health Services is a not-for-profit practice in beautiful, rural Lancaster County, PA. Our CNMs provide comprehensive OB/GYN care, attending births at our fully-equipped CABC accredited free-standing birth center, at home, and at a local hospital. We are proud to be serving our local Amish community with culturally sensitive care for over 40 years, which currently accounts for about 60% of our 400-500 births per year. We offer a competitive salary, 403(b) with employer matching, health insurance contribution, 3 weeks paid vacation, flexible scheduling, and a collegial work environment. Please visit us at http://www.birthcaremidwives.com to learn more.
Fully equipped free-standing birth center with 3 birth rooms, CNM call-room, separate office suite
Low-risk births at home or the birth center, ability to attend IP transfers at local hospital.
2 CNMs on call at all times; office hours 5 days/week at one of two locations
Privileges and physician collaboration agreements at Ephrata Community Hospital, with good relationships with other local hospitals/specialists and emergency personnel.
CNMs provide water birth, birth stools, pharmaceutical pain management, lactation support, and childbirth education, postpartum home visits by nursing staff.
~40 births per month.
Well-care, family planning including contraception and fertility awareness teaching, pre-conception counseling, STI screening, pessaries, etc. offered.
Current clinical staffing includes 6FTE CNMs, RN/LPN birth assistants, MA/LPN office assistants
Details of position:
Position is FT, which is approximately 40 hours office or call and 24 hours 2nd call/week
Call may be taken from home if within 30 minutes of birth center, 2nd call must be within 1 hour of birth center
The ideal candidate would have at least one year of OOH experience. New grad with solid clinical background will be considered.
Specific interest in the out-of-hospital birth center model.
Ability to collaborate with a team and also practice independently with competence and confidence.
Knowledge of and comfort with common herbal/homeopathic/alternative therapies.
Must be able to obtain PA CNM license and prescriptive authority
We are a life-affirming, not-for-profit, free-standing birth center. We provide full-scope midwifery care, attending births in our fully equipped birth center and at home, following AP and IP transfers to a local hospital.