Certified Nurse Midwife - Per diem

Orlando, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 03, 2016
Dec 02, 2016

The certified nurse midwife (CNM) is an advanced practice nurse who is responsible for the assessment, plan, implementation and evaluation of nurse midwifery care delivered to gynecologic, antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum, and newborn patients. The CNM performs physical exams, collects and documents data, manages labor and spontaneous delivery, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, and prescribes appropriate interventions and medications. Consults and collaborates with supervising physician as warranted.

Job Responsibilities

1. Provides direct clinical services and management of mothers and babies as defined in the standing orders, policies, procedures and protocols for the certified nurse midwife.

2. Obtains patient health histories and complete physical examinations.

3. Documents findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings.

4. Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests.

5. Explains the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of procedure(s) to patient, family, staff and healthcare learners.

6. Performs approved therapeutic procedures based upon patient's clinical status.

7. Documents patient preparation and response to procedure(s).

8. Formulates and implements prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, interconceptional and menopausal care.

9. Collaborates with physician and nursing colleagues and documents in medical records and appropriate narrative summaries.

10. Utilizes prescriptive privileges as allowed.

11. Documents all prescriptions in patient's medical record.

12. Assesses patient for change in status and institutes appropriate interventions.

13. Initiates necessary emergency interventions to stabilize patient.

14. Provides patient and family education related to prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, interconceptional, and age-appropriate well woman care. Research Utilization and Investigation.

15. Utilizes current research and evidence-based decision-making in all clinical practice.

Physical Requirements

  1. Knowledge of professional nursing theory, clinical practice standards, normal maternal/fetal growth and development and requirements of nurse midwifery practice.

  2. Able to independently seek out resources and solve complex problems.

  3. Able to communicate effectively with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others.

  4. Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, perform health assessments, treatment and follow-up.

  5. Able to use fine motor skills.

  6. Able to record activities, document assessments & interventions; prepare reports and presentations.

  7. Able to use computer and learn new software programs.

  8. Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds.

  9. Able to remain focused and organized.

Education & Experience Requirements

  1. Masters Degree in Nursing.

  2. RN license in the State of Florida.

  3. Certified nurse midwife license in the State of Florida.

  4. Minimum one year experience as a certified nurse midwife.

Classification Description

Classification I:

Required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential spills or splashes. Use of appropriate measures is required for every healthcare provider in this position.

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