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Certified Nurse MidwifeLocation: Baldwin Park, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 874917 Date posted: 03/12/2020
- Under the supervision of an Ob-Gyn physician, manages the care of women during labor and delivery.
- Obtains an accurate medical, obstetrical, gynecological and psycho-social history of the present pregnancy.
- Observes signs of the member's general and obstetrical health status.
- Performs complete physical examinations including the pap smear, breast examination, abdominal examination, pelvic examination and clinical pelvimetry.
- Records all findings of examinations, histories and significant observations in the patient's chart.
- Determines pregnancy status during gestation, presentation and position of fetus and fetal heart rate.
- Determines whether all findings are within normal limits.
- Orders appropriate laboratory examinations such as chest X-ray, ultrasound, CBC, urinalysis, blood type and Rh factor, serology tests.
- Consults with and obtains orders from an obstetrician for any special care or diagnostic procedure and refers to other services as necessary.
- Institutes preventative measures and detects abnormal conditions, obtains consultation and assistance from physicians as needed.
- Teaches, counsels and guides individual members regarding their individual health care.
- Determines the need for social services, genetics or mental health services and refers as appropriate.
- Evaluates patient's general and obstetrical health status.
- Provides health supervision, care and family planning advice to women during antepartum and postpartum periods.
- Evaluates fetal status by performing such procedures as abdominal palpation and ultrasound examinations to estimate fetal weight, presentation and position, approximate station and fetal heart rate.
- Able to perform internal and external fetal monitoring and interpretation.
- Consults with obstetrician regarding questionable findings.
- Determines member's degree of labor and whether member is to be admitted to labor and delivery.
- Independently conducts normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries.
- First assists at Cesarean Sections and gynecological surgeries.
- Performs immediate care of the newborn.
- If the department elects to hire a new grad CNM, the California Furnishing Number and, if applicable, DEA Registration Number must be obtained within twelve (12) months of hire.
- Graduate of an accredited RN program.
- Graduate of a nurse midwifery program accredited by the A.C.N.M. BS or BSN or BA required.
- MS degree required in 2010.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current California RN License.
- NRP Provider Card Required Effective April 20, 2010.
- Current California Nurse Midwife Certificate.
- Maintains national certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board (ACMB) DEA Registration Number, if applicable California Furnishing Number BCLS (ACLS, PALS, if applicable).
- National Provider Number (NPI) and be an approved Medicare provider.
- Three (3) years of recent experience as a CNM preferred.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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