Nurse Midwife - Harris Women's Care in Sylva, NC at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 1/19/2021

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    Sylva, NC
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Job Description

Harris Regional Hospital
Provides independent and collaborative primary healthcare and management of care to women before, during, and after pregnancy, including care of the newborn, in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.

Essential Functions:

Obtains patient history and performs assessment via observation, interview, and examination. Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

Provides care for obstetric patients to include pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, multiple gestations, and routine labor management.

Manages patients with epidural infusions, Pitocin protocols, and other labor pharmaceuticals. Performs appropriate emergency interventions and manages complications.

Collaborates with the on-call obstetrician to assess or manage low to moderate risk intrapartum patients. Rounds on OB and postpartum.

Provides education/counseling to patient and patient's family with respect to pregnancy, childbirth, care of the newborn, contraception, family planning, and gynecological care.

Provides care in the context of promoting age and culture-appropriate informed choices, shared decision-making and the right to self-determination.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: Graduate of a Program in Discipline - Required

Required Skills:  Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Licenses: Current RN license in state of NC or a compact state. Must be a Certified NC Mid-Wife

Certification: Current active certification by the American Midwifery Board (AMCB), or be actively seeking initial certification and obtain the same on the first examination for which eligible, is required. 

American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider life safety certifications maintained.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran