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DATE ADDED: Tue 05/11/2019

RN Outpatient Midwifery

Tacoma, WA, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, PartTime

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 60

As the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, St. Joseph Medical Center continues to be the regional leader in the use of advanced medical technologies and therapies.

The 361-bed regional medical center is a level II trauma center with Level III Neonatal Intensive Care support, in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. Our Inpatient OB Department offers 24/7 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner coverage for high risk deliveries, and 24/7 in-department OB Hospitalist coverage.  We are also offering families a new, outpatient choice for labor and delivery with our low-acuity Midwifery Center, opening in Spring/Summer of 2016.

Our new Midwifery Center features three private birthing suites with birthing tubs and two triage rooms.  We are very excited to be able to offer support to women who desire a normal physiologic birth. The Midwifery Center is the first of its kind in Washington State, located on a hospital campus as a hospital outpatient center.

Our leadership team is committed to supporting the diverse populations we serve and they truly enjoy mentoring and developing staff members.  We are most proud of the compassionate quality care we provide and our ability to safely offer women a wide range of options.  

What We Have To Offer To You:

Our nurses enjoy being able to provide a wide variety of birthing options to their patients, based on patient choice and the latest research-based information. 
Exciting opportunity to support opening a new Midwifery Center
Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team players
12-hour shifts to support work/life balance 
Financial support for specialty certifications
Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system
Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits program

Job Summary: 

You will provide expertise in management of techniques in supporting women who desire an un-medicated birth. Facilitating skin-skin and breast feeding support, intermittent auscultation during labor, and water births. This work includes developing, implementing and assessing the patient plan of care in collaboration with certified nurse-midwives, the patient and their family.

Your time at work should be fulfilling.

Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

Job Responsibilities
As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient’s individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits.

Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:
  • Monitoring patients’ conditions and assessing their needs
  • Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
  • Administering patients’ medications and providing treatments according to physicians’ orders
  • Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families

Job Requirements

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred
Two years of recent Labor & Delivery work experience preferred
Experience with intermittent auscultation and water births preferred
Experience in a free standing birth center preferred
Current state licensure as a registered nurse is required
Basic Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification is required

National Certification Corporation (NCC) or American Nurses Credentialing Center certification preferred

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

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