Summary: Wind River Family & Community Health Care is seeking applicants for the position of Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Wind River Family & Community Health Care provides ambulatory health care for the service population of the Wind River Reservation. The CNM serves as a member of the Medical team in the clinic of the Wind River Family & Community Health Care Center, located in Arapahoe, Wyoming, and is under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer. The yearly income, like other elements of the compensation package is entirely negotiable. IHS, Civil Service and Commissioned Corps Officers are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Other elements could include a moving allowance for the provider, or a signing bonus. We can provide a site visit and compensation for the visit. We do participate in loan repayment programs, and we contribute to your continuing education. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8a-4:45p, on call and hospital coverage is expected and compensated, unless otherwise negotiated, with all Federal holidays off. Health insurance and a generous 401(k) package is available.
The CNM provides outpatient care in a clinic setting. The successful candidate will be a licensed practitioner. Assignments involve providing comprehensive and continuing health and medical care service to women and newborns. Provides midwifery care to women in the prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods, including but not limited to: prenatal visits, antepartum testing, attendance during labor, vaginal deliveries, assisting with cesarean sections, immediate and outpatient postpartum care, and provides newborn care up to six weeks.
Provides midwifery care to women of all ages in the area of well-women gynecology, including but not limited to: family planning and birth control, STI prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis and treatment of minor gynecological problems and menopause. Will conduct regular outpatient clinics and general OB/GYN related examinations, performing colopscopies is a plus, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Responsible for timely, accurate, documentation in the medical record. He/she determines when the services of a specialist are needed to treat unusual cases, obtains phone consultation when necessary and arranges for appropriate follow-up. Analyzes the clinical records of new patients to ascertain diagnosis, obtains necessary consultation for cases presenting difficulty in diagnosis or treatment and authorizes admission of patients to acute care hospitals for emergency medical care and surgery. Participates in organizational meetings to develop new, modify existing and evaluate medical procedures relative to patient care with the objective of constantly improving and increasing the degree of patient care given to clients. Fosters the continued development of the medical home model, working on quality improvement projects as assigned and continually builds the capacity of the team. Teaching or mentoring also preferred.
The provider may provide some direction of CMA/Scribes, LPNs and CNAs. Must demonstrate leadership in the work environment; promote harmony and excellent customer service. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Specific Skills/Abilities:
The successful applicant must have a demonstrated ability to perform processes in the delivery of care to all female age groups. Must possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of midwifery. Ability to interact well with other staff and patients, including those of other cultural backgrounds. Must have the ability and willingness to make appropriate referrals to other specialists or services. Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills, following appropriate lines of authority (chain of command). Communicates well with patients, families and team members to ensure the occurrence of effective therapeutic interventions, and to ensure safe patient care.
Education: 2 – 4 years experience Certified Nurse Midwife practice experience. Masters Degree as a Certified Nurse Midwife from a school in the United States approved by a recognizing body in the year of the applicant’s graduation, or Masters Degree in the above areas of study from a foreign school which provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States.
Certificates, licenses, registrations: Must possess a permanent, current full and unrestricted certification as a Nurse Midwife, STABILE or Neonatal Resuscitation certification, active in the American Midwifery Certification Board, and unrestricted DEA license.
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics.
How to Apply:
Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to N.A.T. Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY or submit an application to Wind River Family Community Health Cares Human Resources at 120 North 6th Street East, Riverton, Wy. (Indian Preference applies) You can also apply online at www.northernarapaho.com or www.windrivercares.com. For more information call 307-856-9281 Ext 120.