University of Utah Certified Nurse Midwife in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/18/2016

Requisition Number PRN10770B

Job Title Certified Nurse Midwife

Working Title Certified Nurse Midwife

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 20-40

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

schedule will be dependent onFTEand clinical assignment. Will include ambulatory clinic hours as well as regular delivery call (our practice covers call 24/7)

VP Area Health Sciences


Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 77,357.65 to 96,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

The Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) hired into this position will: model the provision of comprehensive health care in a clinical practice setting; provide comprehensive primary health care to a population of essentially healthy women including antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care of pregnant women; participate in the care of women with medical complications in collaboration with Obstetricians-Gynecologists and /or other physicians and health professionals as is indicated by presenting problem and use the process of assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation to provide evidenced-based care to address the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. The position requires a considerable degree of independent skills and judgment necessary to monitor and respond to changes in patients’ condition and integrates direct patient care with the faculty roles of teaching, scholarship, and service to the community and the profession. Position works in both inpatient (hospital) and outpatient (clinic) healthcare environments with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious diseases. Engagement in clinical education is an expectation of the position.


Principle Functions and major areas of responsibility include:

1. Provide evidence based obstetrical care to pregnant women including ordering and evaluation of diagnostic tests and management of minor complications.

2. Provide inpatient and outpatient obstetrical care for essentially healthy women.

3. Provide individualized client teaching, counseling and anticipatory guidance for the current identified problem, weeks’ gestation and social/cultural situation.

4. Perform accurate comprehensive health history, review of systems and physical examination, concluding with diagnosis and treatment.

5. Perform a comprehensive physical examination to identify the normal and abnormal changes associated with health and disease states.

6. Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic procedures and tests, as indicated by the history and physical examination, for pregnancy, acute and common primary care conditions.

7. Develop differential diagnoses on the basis of clinical and laboratory data.

8. Differentiate and manage common primary care problems and other deviations from normal. Recognize emergency situations and initiate emergency care/triage.

9. Manage the general health needs of patients, including health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Initiate health promotion and disease prevention strategies that take into account the individual’s age, developmental status, disability, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

10. Provide individualized client teaching and counseling in respect to current identified problem, disease states and social/cultural situation.

11. Participate in interprofessional collaborative practice, sharing and receiving referrals for care with other professionals.

12. Complete necessary documentation appropriately, including the billing encounter form.

13. Instruct, supervise/precept and serve as mentor to students and trainees in medicine and nursing as assigned. Ensure a positive learning environment.

14. Participate in research/scholarship.

15. Contribute to site-specific quality improvement and care provision data collection efforts.

16. Maintain clinical competence by participating in and offering leadership for continuing education activities.

17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Ability Requirements:

1. Considerable degree of independent skills and judgment necessary to monitor and respond to changes in patients’ condition.

2. Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with patients and other members of health care team.

Reporting Relationships:

1.Reports directly to the Clinical Director of BirthCare HealthCare and the Associate Dean of Faculty Practice in the practice assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure to practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife in the State of Utah; and nationally certified as a Nurse Midwife as required by state law is required. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; and demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area; and demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills are also required.

Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

Licensure is obtained by completing a Master’s degree in Nursing or equivalency (the only equivalency to the Master’s degree is current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner) and a National Certification which requires the successful completion of a nationally accredited examination.

Care is appropriate to the population served

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Preferred criteria for the position include: graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree or Master’s degree. Additional certifications such as women’s health are welcomed. Excellent clinical skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with patients and other members of the health care and academic team are essential to the position. Clinical precepting / teaching experience also preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.