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Beyond a great professional environment, Abington – Jefferson Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to full and part-time employees. A few highlights include medical, dental, sick time, vacation and holiday specialty certifications, discount parking, direct deposit, credit union, on-site childcare and more!

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Job #9241269
Advanced Practice Provider - Nurse Midwife
Chief of OB/GYN
Full-Time
Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Shift:

2 12-hour Labor and Delivery shifts per week at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health

2 8-hour clinic shifts per week at one or more of the following locations (weekends included):
  • Jefferson Health Northeast
  • Abington Primary Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • The Gyn Center at Abington
  • Abington Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • WomenCare
  • Women's Health Care Group

Primary Function:
The Midwife serves as a member within the General Division in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is eligible for faculty appointment in the College of Health Professions, Midwifery & Women's Health programs. The Midwife is responsible for full-scope midwifery care. The Midwife provides independent clinical management of essentially healthy people, including routine office well gynecologic care, management of minor gynecologic issues, antepartum/intrapartum/postpartum care and immediate care of the newborn. The Midwife will work in the hospital and office-based care settings as a member of a collaborative care team. The care team consists of OB/GYNs, midwives, NPs, RNs, social workers and medical assistants.                                           

Essential Functions

Assessment & Management:
  • Performs complete history and physicals and documents in the medical record.
  • Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures, where indicated.
  • Provides well person gynecologic care, treatment of minor gynecologic conditions, family planning care, STI diagnosis/treatment and antepartum/postpartum care in the office-based setting.
  • Provides intrapartum/immediate postpartum care to clients of any/all practices at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health. The Midwife would independently care for people with essentially normal labor and spontaneous vaginal deliveries; precept and teach midwifery students, residents and medical; and participate in postpartum rounds.
  • Care is provided in a collaborative, team-based approach. The need for consultation, collaboration and/or referral is based on jointly developed practice guidelines to optimize the physical, socialand emotional needs of our clientele.

Diagnosis:
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary healthcare team in making diagnoses.
  • Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance and supervision.
  • Formulates differential diagnoses by priority.
  • Diagnoses complications and orders appropriate interventions.

Formulates Plan of Care:
  • Identifies expected outcomes from diagnosis, and formulates and documents a plan of care to address complex acute and chronic healthcare needs.
  • Utilizes evidence-based practice guidelines and protocols in an individualized, dynamic plan of care that can be applied across the continuum.
  • Implements and modifies plan of care.
  • Prescribes diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions.
  • May perform advanced procedures consistent with privileges and competency validation.

Documentation:
  • Documents/dictates key components of patient's progress via daily progress note, transfer and discharge summary, and/or clinic note where applicable (H&P, daily progress notes, plan of care, problem lists, procedure notes, acute event note, discharge summaries, in medical record per specific patient unit or service, death summary).
  • Documentation is timely, meets acute care compliance standards and captures patient acuity.

Communication and Collaboration:
  • Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

Professional Practice:
  • Demonstrates professional practice behaviors including, preceptor/mentoring, education and instruction of graduate students.
  • Seeks opportunities for active engagement in research and the analysis of evidence-based practice.
  • Will participate in various department, university and hospital committees. Attends meetings within the division and other divisions at the discretion of the Division Director.
  • Actively participates in Advanced Practice Grand Rounds and specialty-specific meetings.
  • Maintains CEUs and membership in a professional organization.

Other Functions and Competencies Needed in addition to Essential Functions:
  • Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

Qualifications

Educational/Training Requirements:
  • Master's degree.

Certificates, Licenses and Registration:
  • National Board Certification as a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience is required.
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is an equal opportunity employer, and our policy prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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Benefits Overview

Beyond a great professional environment, Abington – Jefferson Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to full and part-time employees. A few highlights include medical, dental, sick time, vacation and holiday specialty certifications, discount parking, direct deposit, credit union, on-site childcare and more!

View more details.

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