Provides a full range of direct and collaborative obstetrical and gynecological health care services for women in a variety of clinical settings. Utilizes advanced clinical knowledge and expertise to provide ongoing physical and emotional care, support, education, and counseling to women and their families transitioning throughout the childbearing cycle inclusive of, family planning services, preconception care, care during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period, as well as care to normal newborns during the first 28 days of life.
- Conducts complete history and physical examinations/health assessments of patients and families with real or potential, acute, and/or chronic health problems in the outpatient setting.
- Provides referrals to other health professionals and community agencies, as needed.
- Initiates selected therapeutic and diagnostic procedures (including non-stress testing and biophysical profiles), consultation, and laboratory examinations, as needed.
- Provides maximum continuity of care for patients and families transitioning throughout the phases of antepartal, labor, delivery, post-partal, family planning-intercontraceptional care periods.
- Responsible for the management of the medically uncomplicated and low-risk patient throughout the maternity cycle.
- Follows progress of pregnancy in the office and labor of all patients in labor and delivery suite within the scope of midwifery practice.
- May assume management of labor and delivery of the medically, uncomplicated low risk patient, including management of frequently encountered problems with medically approved orders mutually agreed upon by both physician and midwife.
- Makes daily rounds on routine postpartum floors independently.
- Examines patients.
- Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.
- Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college/ university with successful completion of specific science courses AND Master’s Degree in Midwifery from an accredited midwifery educational program, required.
- Current license to practice as a Midwife in the State of New York, required.
- American Midwifery Board Certification, required.
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification, required.
- Has a collaborative practice agreement with a physician and designated protocols, both filed with New York State Department of Education.