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University of Utah Health Certified Nurse Midwife in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care 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. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for acting as a primary health advisor to the community, providing the full range of needs assessment, patient care planning, and performance of routine and emergency procedures for patients, including handling of life threatening complications for mother and infant.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities

  • Administers controlled drugs, intravenous solutions, antibiotics, and other agents used to treat medical problems.

  • Anticipates and recognizes deviations from normal infant deliveries and institutes procedures designed to safeguard the well-being of mothers and babies, such as resuscitation of newborns, treatment of hemorrhage and shock, fetal distress, prolapsed cord, and other life threatening conditions.

  • Performs spontaneous vaginal deliveries and episiotomies and consults with a physician when complications occur.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates broad program goals, objectives, and standards for the provision of health care to childbearing families.

  • Designs and participates in research that is relevant to health care needs of patients, their families, and the community.

  • Teaches prenatal classes for expectant parents to help ensure the safe pregnancy and delivery of the patients.

  • Manages the care of newborns and infants by providing comprehensive primary health care maintenance through home visits or clinic consultation.

  • Records the patient's medical, obstetrical, family, socio-economic, and dietary history in order to monitor the progress of patient’s health status.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area.

  • Demonstrated teaching and research skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Current licensure to practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife in the State of Utah.

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association, or obtain within one month of hire, as determined by credentialing.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Utah State prescriptive privileges.

  • National certification as a Nurse Midwife.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 41524

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule rotating

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH OPC 23A OB EMERGENCY SRVCS

Category Advanced Practice Clinicians

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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