The Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) performs the assessment of health status and provision of obstetric and gynecological care in collaboration with other health care professionals. The CNM assumes responsibility for the management of women throughout the reproductive and menopausal years. The CNM will consult with a physician when any deviation from the normal is noted.
- Performs the assessment of health status and provision of comprehensive office-based OB/GYN health care in collaboration with other health care professionals and consistent with ACNM practice guidelines.
- Initiates appropriate referrals with a physician.
- Participates in educational programs with other medical staff members, and is a member of the Medical Professional Staff and abides by its bylaws.
- CNM may be required to perform professional nursing services in urgent circumstances.
- CNM may administer treatments and/or medications.
- Provide appropriate patient education.
- Obtains and records a problem-oriented health history, including chief complaint, history of present illness, patient profile, family history, past illnesses.
- Carries out initial physical examinations.
- Develops a problem list, a diagnostic and therapeutic plan.
- Assess and manage physical and psychological problems.
- Coordinates community and hospital services, assists in appointments and referrals as needed by patient and family.
- Requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as medically indicated.
- CNM has prescription writing privileges as documented by NYS Law.
- May arrange home visits for patients requiring a data-base update and/or for patients requiring help and support which cannot be provided in a Health Center setting.
- Teaches patients and their families, helping them to formulate plans to carry ·out a prescribed medical regimen, taking into consideration cultural background, personal preferences and financial status.
- Assist the patient and family to identify and utilize resources leading to the best possible state of health.
- The CNM may perform minor surgery or diagnostic procedures when authorized to do so by the Chief Medical Officer and Board of Directors.
- Practices nursing and midwifery within the framework of the Midwifery Board of the New York State in accordance with the licensure guidelines as a CNM.
- Participates in Performance Improvement activities as designated by the Chief Medical Officer and/or AVP for Quality Management.
- Consistently utilizes available resources to validate information and/or assessments when needed (i.e. clinical practice guidelines, publications, texts, outside sources, etc.)
- Consistently maintains legible documentation
- Accurately completes charting, referral, lab and other forms
- Other related duties as assigned
UNIT SPECIFIC GOALS/GUIDELINES:
- Collaborates with multidisciplinary team of provider, clinical, information associate and customer service staffs to identify patient needs and determine appropriate scheduling needs
- Consistently performs patient reassessments when indicated and recognizes changes in patient condition
- Demonstrates acceptable technical skills in providing patient care
- Consistently follows established protocols or clinical guidelines in providing patient care
- Consistently follows infection control practices in administering patient care
- Administers medications safely in accordance with relevant policies
- Demonstrates ability to keep patient information in the strictest confidence
- Considers patient age and special needs in all care rendered
- Other related duties as assigned.
- May perform other professional services as delegated by the Chief Medical Officer
- Keeps patient(s) in the strictest of confidence.
- Demonstrates excellence in customer service.
- Ensures and/or remains compliance with local, state and federal regulations (e.g. JCAHO, OASAS, and NYSDOH).
- Responsible for other related duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer.
- Completion of a Nurse-Midwifery education program approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and accepted by the New York State Education Department.
- Certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
- New York State license to practice midwifery
- Fluent in Spanish.
- Five years of experience post graduation
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.