We have an exciting opportunity for a certified nurse midwife to join the University of Washington Medical Center Perinatal Service as part of the OB Triage team.
Provide women's health care and primary care within scope of practice.
Provide telephone triage and consultation as needed.
Obtain relevant patient history, including family and social history. . Order, initiate and perform testing appropriate to presenting complaints, and as needed to establish maternal and fetal wellbeing. Examples: maternal vital signs, non-stress test or prolonged EFM, serum and urine labs, microscopic wet mount and fern test and limited OB ultrasound.
Perform comprehensive physical exam including focused gynecologic exam as appropriate. Examples: digital cervical exam and sterile speculum exam.
Identify diagnoses based on history, test result interpretation and assessment.
Prescribe and/or institute treatment plans based on assessments and diagnostic tests.
Prescribe medications as needed.
Evaluate patient outcomes and adjust treatments accordingly. . Initiate consultation with OB Attending MD and OB Chief Resident as appropriate. . Admit patients to inpatient status as indicated. Discharge patients to home as indicated.
Perform effectively during emergency situations, using sound judgment and following established protocol.
Document assessment, findings, interventions, outcomes as appropriate in patient medical record.
Teach patient and family as needed to manage or improve health status.
Coordinate/collaborate with other disciplines, health care providers, referring providers, health plans, etc., to meet patient needs.
Provide referrals to other health care providers as needed, e.g., medical specialty, social work, physical therapy, etc.
Lead or participate in team conferences as needed.
Complete appropriate billing and charge documents.
Demonstrate flexibility in responding to needs of MIC schedule and patient needs. . Conduct appropriate handoff to L&D staff for patients requiring admission or extended evaluation and management. Conduct final handoff to L&D staff at shift end.
Must have an interest in working with high risk OB patients; an interest and/or experience in working with medical students and resident physicians and, on occasion, sharing births with them; experience and demonstrated competence in: an academic health care setting, teaching, and research; quality outcomes management and improvement; managed care; health care finance & reimbursement; community education and outreach, and population management.
Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Position is full time, variable shifts, and requires licensure in Washington State as an RN and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with prescriptive authority; Masters Degree in Nursing; Certification by the American College of Nurse Midwives; excellent interpersonal communication skills; and current/recent experience and strong skills as a CNM.
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