Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Established CABC-accredited Freestanding Birth Center (Portland, OR) -- Certified Nurse Midwife position
Alma Midwifery www.almamidwifery.com has a new CNM position open for a start date of March 1st, 2021 with onboarding and credentialing starting immediately upon hire. Oregon CNM license is preferred, but we are looking at all qualified applicants.
CNM with at least 2 years experience working as a CNM, preferably in community birth (home or birth center)
If not direct experience with community birth, all applicants must have a deep philosophical understanding and trust in unmedicated home/birth center birth
Up-to-date NRP and CPR
Desire to work in a small group practice attending both home and birth center birth
Ability to start orientation on 3-1-21 or within a month of that date
Excellent trauma informed communication skills with deep listening ability and understanding of informed consent and shared decision-making
Ability to chart using EHR and working knowledge of best charting practices
Compatibility with an on-call schedule (Alternating 1st and 2nd call every 24 hours for a 7 day stretch)
Keen clinical skills: well-gyn care, pre- and postnatal care, and well-baby care up to 6 weeks of age
Additional preferred qualifications include: waterbirth, IBCLC, ability to speak a 2nd language, nutritional training, ARDMS ultrasound education, special interest in working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+, advanced mental health degree or interest, herbal medicine training, CBE certification, doula training.
About Alma Midwifery
CABC-accredited and state licensed mid-volume birth center: 12-14 births per month. Open and in good community standing since 2004 — a PDX Parent’s Choice birth center! We are getting busier and are ready for welcoming a new CNM to our team.
Slow paced clinic days: CNMs spend an hour with each client for prenatal care and two hours for initial exam and history. On average, midwives see only eight clients per day. This type of care allows you to build a relationship with the people we serve.
On-call system is two tiered: 1st call and 2nd call on-call status requires 24/7 availability for approximately 14 days per month, including one weekend 1st call and one weekend 2nd call. All first call shifts include phone and triage work, reviewing/reporting labs, and answering client portal messages; some shifts include attending births.
Clinic schedule: 6 days per month from 9:00-19:00, including prep time in the AM. These long days allow Friday to be an off call day.
Births are attended by the CNM with a CPM assist. Often, a student midwife will also attend as Alma is also an educational site.
Home visits are also part of the responsibility of the 1st call midwife, with gas card provided.
We serve as diverse a population as Portland offers; LGBTQIA+ friendly with on-site IUI program.
Alma is the perfect place for a CNM that understands that the trade-off for working in this autonomous, slower-paced environment is a slightly lower salary than a busy hospital practice can provide.
Alma has the technology, medical equipment and medications expected of an evidence-based CABC-accredited birth center including: NST, ultrasound, anti-hemorrhagic medications, IV fluids and antibiotics, nitrous oxide, equipment and meds for the full NRP algorithm, CCHD screening, Client Care EHR program, Up-to-date subscription, and journal article access.
Alma Midwifery has a robust Continuous Quality Improvement program, which facilitates routine emergency and skills drills and educational inservices
Retention bonus upon signing each new yearly contract
CEU allotment including Blood-Borne Pathogens, CPR, NRP, HIPAA training, etc
DEA license fees
All this along with working mostly autonomously in a supportive group practice
If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV/resume and cover letter.
Thank you for your interest!
Internal Number: 1011
About Alma Midwifery Services
Alma Midwifery is a shared-call CNM practice in a CABC-accredited freestanding birth center in Portland, Oregon.