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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S0017 / Nurse Midwife
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Under indirect supervision, manages women's health care, focusing particularly on pregnancy, childbirth, the post partum period, care of the newborn, and the family planning and gynecologic needs of women. Practice within the health care system and perform consultation, collaborative management, or referral, as indicated by the health status of the client. Practice in accord with the Standards for the Practice of Midwifery, as defined by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides direct prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum and/or well women patient services and primary care to low-to-moderate risk obstetrical and gynecological patients.
  2. Participates in the education of medical, midwifery, nursing students, clinical staff, residents, fellows, peers and others.
  3. Participates in Division and/or other research and on-going Quality Assurance or Improvement activities.
  4. Participates in UNM, SOM, CON, Department, and Divisional activities, professional organizations, and community outreach/service activities.
  5. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  6. May be required to work on-call or on continuous roster on a 24-hour, 7-day basis.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities, which may include practicum. Certification/Licensure A New Mexico Department of Health CNM License (or eligible). A valid license that meets the New Mexico Board of Nursing's requirement to practice as a registered nurse in New Mexico (or eligible). Participation in the Certificate Maintenance Program with the American Midwifery Certification Board (or eligible).
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of midwifery theory, procedure and standards.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual patient care programs.
  • Ability to perform patient assessment and triage.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Knowledge of gynecological health issues and trends.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.
  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017